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Definitions for historian
hɪˈstɔr i ən, -ˈstoʊr-his·to·ri·an

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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

Wiktionary

  1. historian(Noun)

    A writer of history; a chronicler; an annalist.

    Etymology: From historien

  2. historian(Noun)

    One versed or well informed in history.

    Etymology: From historien

Webster Dictionary

  1. Historian(noun)

    a writer of history; a chronicler; an annalist

    Etymology: [F. historien.]

  2. Historian(noun)

    one versed or well informed in history

    Etymology: [F. historien.]

Freebase

  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.

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of historian in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of historian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of historian in a Sentence

  1. Lionel Trilling:

    Any historian of the literature of the modern age will take virtually for granted the adversary intention, the actually subversive intention, that characterizes modern writing -- he will perceive its clear purpose of detaching the reader from the habits of thought and feeling that the larger culture imposes, of giving him a ground and a vantage point from which to judge and condemn, and perhaps revise, the culture that produces him.

  2. Antoine de Rivarol:

    Reason is the historian, but passions are the actors.

  3. European Council President Donald Tusk:

    Why is it so dangerous? Because no one can foresee what the long-term consequences would be, as a historian I fear that Brexit could be the beginning of the destruction of not only the EU but also of western political civilization in its entirety.

  4. Gore Vidal:

    It is difficult to find a reputable American historian who will acknowledge the crude fact that a Franklin Roosevelt, say, wanted to be President merely to wield power, to be famed and to be feared. To learn this simple fact one must wade through a sea of

  5. Lincoln Chafee:

    Any political historian can give innumerable examples of one percenters who have gone on to success, maybe even Bill Clinton himself?

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