What does historical mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. historical(adj)

    of or relating to the study of history

    "historical scholars"; "a historical perspective"

  2. historical(adj)

    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, historical(adj)

    belonging to the past; of what is important or famous in the past

    "historic victories"; "historical (or historic) times"; "a historical character"

  4. diachronic, historical(adj)

    used of the study of a phenomenon (especially language) as it changes through time

    "diachronic linguistics"

Wiktionary

  1. historical(Adjective)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Historical(adj)

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

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?

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How to say historical in sign language?

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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. Doug Ducey:

    Instead of celebrating American history the week of our nation's independence, Nike has apparently decided that Betsy Ross is unworthy, and has bowed to the current onslaught of political correctness and historical revisionism.

  2. Yukiko Inoue-Smith:

    The traditional way of thinking,' men at work and women at home', is a historical relic in Japan, women in Japan want to keep their jobs, and their husbands want them to work so they can have a double income.

  3. Kathie Barstnar:

    ... Preventing stormwater from carrying pollutants into the ecosystems around an area. But a few states over, in Colorado, the semi-arid environment makes water a precious resource. There are significant number of unknowns, even if you just look at the water retention requirements, colorado has very extensive water rights laws. There are also mechanical and engineering challenges, plus ongoing maintenance expenses and concerns costs will be passed down to consumers, hurting smaller businesses and renters. Whether it's office rents, or apartment rents, the biggest complaint we hear daily in Colorado right now is rents are too high, said developer Jim Neenan, president and CEO of Prime West Development. Another issue raised is that it impacts all buildings of a certain size, regardless of whether it's a church, historical building, non-profit or affordable housing. You can drive around the city or walk around the city, you can see example after example of buildings that there would be no way to put a green roof on.

  4. Charles Strickfaden:

    We don’t go back to rewritehistory, we just tell from the historical documents, from government documents, and from our communities what the nation and the public was feeling then. And we leave it up to our public and our visitors to determine their own version onhow the feel about the atomic bomb them and how they feel about nucleartechnology today.

  5. Eric Williams:

    Segregation was the accepted social order of that time, if we alter the monument, we alter its historical integrity.

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