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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


  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.]


  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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  1. Nouns Frequency

    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. 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. John Sherwood:

    As a historian, I always found it interesting that he didn't really talk about it [ his time as a POW ] unless asked, he saw it as part of his service to the country, and did n’t want to dwell on past service but what he could do today, here and now.

  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. G. M. Trevelyan:

    The best historian is he who combines knowledge of the evidence with the largest intellect, the warmest human sympathy and the highest imaginative powers.

  5. American University:

    The hardest thing I had to do as a historian on the topic of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Jews was not to rewrite history based on what we know and believe today.

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