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history

noun /ˈhistəri/ ( plural histories)
the study of events etc that happened in the past
historia
She is studying British history (also adjective) a history lesson/book.
a description usually in writing of past events, ways of life etc
historia
I’m writing a history of Scotland.
(the description of) the usually interesting events etc associated with (something)
historia
This desk/word has a very interesting history.
historian /-ˈstoː-/ noun a person who studies (and writes about) history.
historiador
historic /-ˈsto-/ adjective famous or important in history
histórico
a historic battle.
historical /-ˈsto-/ adjective of or about history; of or about people or events from history
histórico
historical research historical novels.
that actually happened or existed, not legendary or mythical
histórico
Was Shakespeare’s character Macbeth a historical person?
historically /-ˈsto-/ adverb
históricamente
a historically important building.
make history to do something very important, especially to be the first to do something
hacer historia, pasar a la historia
The Wright brothers made history when they were the first to fly an aeroplane.
(Definition of history from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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