What does Historical mean?

Definitions for Historical
hɪˈstɔr ɪ kəl, -ˈstɒr-his·tor·i·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. historicaladjective

    of or relating to the study of history

    "historical scholars"; "a historical perspective"

  2. historicaladjective

    having once lived or existed or taken place in the real world as distinct from being legendary

    "the historical Jesus"; "doubt that a historical Camelot every existed"; "actual historical events"

  3. historic, historicaladjective

    belonging to the past; of what is important or famous in the past

    "historic victories"; "historical (or historic) times"; "a historical character"

  4. diachronic, historicaladjective

    used of the study of a phenomenon (especially language) as it changes through time

    "diachronic linguistics"

Wiktionary

  1. historicaladjective

    Pertaining to the history, to what happened in the past.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. HISTORICAL, HISTORICKadjective

    Etymology: historique, Fr. historicus, Latin.

    Because the beginning seemeth abrupt, it needs that you know the occasion of these several adventures; for the method of a poet historical is not such as of an historiographer. Edmund Spenser.

    Here rising bold, the patriot’s honest face;
    There warriors frowning in historick brass. Alexander Pope.

    In an historical relation we use terms that are most proper and best known. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.

    With equal justice and historick care,
    Their laws, their toils, their arms with his compare. Matthew Prior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Historicaladjective

    of or pertaining to history, or the record of past events; as, an historical poem; the historic page

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Historical' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1827

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Historical' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3961

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Historical' in Adjectives Frequency: #243

Anagrams for Historical »

  1. his talc or i

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Historical in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Historical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Historical in a Sentence

  1. John Lohr:

    Hurricane Fiona is projected to be a significant and historical weather event for Nova Scotia.

  2. Jack Greatrex:

    You hear of the plague, and instantly you think of Black Death which ravages Europe, it has that enormous historical baggage, it's where lots of our ideas about what it means to have an epidemic comes from.

  3. Tony Shaw:

    The State Department's work with Hollywood fits into a much larger historical picture and jigsaw.

  4. Ross Mayfield:

    Historical data shows if you have a strong first half, the second half of the year was actually going even stronger.

  5. Gene Dodaro:

    The historical average post-World War II of how much debt we held as a percent of gross domestic product was 43 percent on average; right now we’re at 74 percent.

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Historical#1#1921#10000

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. askant
    • B. splay
    • C. irascible
    • D. commensal

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