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"


  1. historicaladjective

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary


    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

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  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. Brooke Shields:

    [ My mom ] was like, ‘ Do you want to put on these jeans and do a commercial ? ’ it was going to be [ a lot of ] wordplay, or historical and literary references. There was a real intellectual spin on how they were going to produce [ the ads ]. Nobody was allowed on set. Because it was Avedon’s first foray into the commercial world. I think he was pretty nervous. Stakes were pretty high and I think there was a lot of pressure. We did multiple, multiple takes of everything.

  2. Barack Obama:

    The Armenian genocide is not an allegation, a personal opinion, or a point of view, but rather a widely documented fact supported by an overwhelming body of historical evidence.

  3. Pro Football Hall of Fame:

    It’s the shrine of pro football, I think just everything around it, i think being back in that part of the country this time of year, the grass smells a little differently there. I think it’s such a cool experience just to go back there. This is a historical weekend, just with the different classes going in. That’s something we ’ll definitely recognize with our team and make sure they understand.

  4. Joe Box:

    All I can say is when you go back and look at historical trends, any time people are able to attach any sort of infectious diseases with pests that's driven incremental business.

  5. Edith Hamilton:

    A people's literature is the great textbook for real knowledge of them. The writings of the day show the quality of the people as no historical reconstruction can.

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