What does historian mean?

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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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. Tertius Myburgh:

    Johannes was something of a Renaissance man. First of all, artist. Then author, historian, archivist and even sort-of farmer. Above all, he was a thoughtful, loving and loveable human being who thought very deeply about the human condition

  2. Dina Porat:

    For somebody who knows something about history and grew up in the house of historian Professor Benzion Netanyahu, he should know well, but in my humble opinion, to say that the mufti gave Adolf Hitler the idea is wrong.

  3. Edward Morgan Forster:

    The historian must have some conceptions of how men who are not historians behave.

  4. Friedrich von Schlegel:

    The historian is a prophet in reverse.

  5. H. L. Mencken:

    Historian: an unsuccessful novelist.

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