Definitions for historianhɪˈstɔr i ən, -ˈstoʊr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

his•to•ri•anhɪˈstɔr i ən, -ˈstoʊr-(n.)

  1. an expert in or authority on history.

    Category: Western History

  2. a writer of history; chronicler.

    Category: Western History

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. historian, historiographer(noun)

    a person who is an authority on history and who studies it and writes about it

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. historian(noun)ɪˈstɔr i ən, -ˈstoʊr-

    an expert on the subject of history

    an art historian


  1. historian(Noun)

    A writer of history; a chronicler; an annalist.

  2. historian(Noun)

    One versed or well informed in history.

  3. Origin: From historien

Webster Dictionary

  1. Historian(noun)

    a writer of history; a chronicler; an annalist

  2. Historian(noun)

    one versed or well informed in history


  1. Historian

    A historian is a person who studies and writes about the past and is regarded as an authority on it. Historians are concerned with the continuous, methodical narrative and research of past events as relating to the human race; as well as the study of all history in time. If the individual is concerned with events preceding written history, the individual is a historian of prehistory. Although "historian" can be used to describe amateur and professional historians alike, it is reserved more recently for those who have acquired graduate degrees in the discipline. Some historians, though, are recognized by publications or training and experience. "Historian" became a professional occupation in the late nineteenth century as research universities were emerging in Germany and elsewhere.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'historian' in Nouns Frequency: #1393

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a person who studies (and writes about) history.

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