English definition of “history”
PAST [U] › the whole series of events in the past which relate to the development of a country, subject, or person: The Civil War was a terrible time in American history. What do you know about the history of jazz?
SUBJECT [U] › the study of events in the past: He's very interested in modern European history. a history book
a history of sth › If you have a history of a particular problem or illness, you have already suffered from it: a man with a history of drug addiction
DESCRIPTION [C] › a description or record of events in the past relating to someone or something: The doctor read through his medical history. → See also case history → See also natural history