connection of causes and effects, to give an analysis of motive and action etc. A chronicle is a record
of such events, conforming to the order of time as its distinctive feature. Annals are a chronicle divided
up into separate years. By poetic license annals is sometimes used for history.
Justly Cæsar scorns the poet's lays;Pope.
It is to history he trusts for praise.
No more yet of this;Shak.
For 't is a chronicle of day by day,
Not a relation for a breakfast.
Many glorious examples in the annals of our religion.Rogers.
(His"to*ry), v. t. To narrate or record. [Obs.] Shak.
(His*tot"o*my) n. [Gr. tissue + to cut.] The dissection of organic tissues.
(His"to*zyme) n. [Gr. tissue + leaven.] (Physiol. Chem.) A soluble ferment occurring in
the animal body, to the presence of which many normal decompositions and synthetical processes are
supposed to be due.
(His"tri*on) n. [L. histrio: cf. F. histrion.] A player. [R.] Pope.
(His`tri*on"ic His`tri*on"ic*al) , a. [L. histrionicus: cf. F. histrionique. See Histrion.] Of or
relating to the stage or a stageplayer; befitting a theatre; theatrical; sometimes in a bad sense. His`tri*on"ic*al*ly,
Tainted with false and histrionic feeling.De Quincey.
(His`tri*on"i*cism) n. The histrionic art; stageplaying. W. Black.
(His"tri*o*nism) n. Theatrical representation; acting; affectation. Sir T. Browne.
(His"tri*o*nize) v. t. To act; to represent on the stage, or theatrically. Urquhart.
(Hit) pron. It. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Hit), 3d pers. sing. pres. of Hide, contracted from hideth. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Hit) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hit; p. pr. & vb. n. Hitting.] [OE. hitten, hutten, of Scand. origin; cf. Dan.
hitte to hit, find, Sw. & Icel. hitta.]
1. To reach with a stroke or blow; to strike or touch, usually with force; especially, to reach or touch (an
object aimed at).
I think you have hit the mark.Shak.
2. To reach or attain exactly; to meet according to the occasion; to perform successfully; to attain to; to
accord with; to be conformable to; to suit.
Birds learning tunes, and their endeavors to hit the notes right.Locke.
There you hit him; . . . that argument never fails with him.Dryden.
Whose saintly visage is too brightMilton.
To hit the sense of human sight.
He scarcely hit my humor.Tennyson.
3. To guess; to light upon or discover. "Thou hast hit it." Shak.