What does historical mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word historical.

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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Historicaladjective

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

Matched Categories

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

How to pronounce historical?

How to say historical in sign language?

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. Henry Miller:

    The current interventions such as masking, etc., may be necessary for a prolonged time. This may serve to prolong the reduction in respiratory disease. It has been theorized, however, once these measures are reduced or eliminated, there may be a significant increase over historical numbers of these infections. That is, we may see unusually severe cold and flu seasons due to factors such as increase susceptibility to some of these diseases.

  2. Navajo Nation:

    This landscape is home to many historical and cultural sites, plants, water, traditional medicines, and teachings for our people. It also provided refuge for our people in times of conflict, bears Ears is sacred and Bears Ears deserves to be protected.

  3. Raymond Clemens:

    The map has become an historical object in and of itself, it’s a great example of a forgery that had an international impact, and it’s an integral part of the Speculum Historiale, which is a genuinely fascinating manuscript.

  4. Julia Alvarez, In the Time of the Butterflies:

    A novel is not, after all, a historical document, but a way to travel through the human heart.

  5. Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz:

    To those who are incapable of presenting the historic truth in an honest way, I want to say that Poland was not a perpetrator but a victim of World War II, i would expect full historical knowledge from officials who speak on the matter.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

historical#1#1921#10000

Translations for historical

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for historical »

Translation

Find a translation for the historical definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these historical definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "historical." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 25 Jun 2022. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/historical>.

    Are we missing a good definition for historical? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Image or illustration of

    historical

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    a fabric with a nap that is longer and softer than velvet
    • A. handsome
    • B. plush
    • C. abrupt
    • D. busy

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for historical: