What does historical mean?

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

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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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. HISTORICAL, HISTORICKadjective

    Etymology: historique, Fr. historicus, Latin.

    Because the beginning seemeth abrupt, it needs that you know the occasion of these several adventures; for the method of a poet historical is not such as of an historiographer. Edmund Spenser.

    Here rising bold, the patriot’s honest face;
    There warriors frowning in historick brass. Alexander Pope.

    In an historical relation we use terms that are most proper and best known. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.

    With equal justice and historick care,
    Their laws, their toils, their arms with his compare. Matthew Prior.

Wikipedia

  1. historical

    History (derived from Ancient Greek ἱστορία (historía) 'inquiry; knowledge acquired by investigation') is the systematic study and documentation of human activity. The time period of events before the invention of writing systems is considered prehistory. "History" is an umbrella term comprising past events as well as the memory, discovery, collection, organization, presentation, and interpretation of these events. Historians seek knowledge of the past using historical sources such as written documents, oral accounts, art and material artifacts, and ecological markers. History is not complete and still has debatable mysteries. History is also an academic discipline which uses narrative to describe, examine, question, and analyze past events, and investigate their patterns of cause and effect. Historians often debate which narrative best explains an event, as well as the significance of different causes and effects. Historians also debate the nature of history as an end in itself, as well as its usefulness to give perspective on the problems of the present.Stories common to a particular culture, but not supported by external sources (such as the tales surrounding King Arthur), are usually classified as cultural heritage or legends. History differs from myth in that it is supported by verifiable evidence. However, ancient cultural influences have helped spawn variant interpretations of the nature of history which have evolved over the centuries and continue to change today. The modern study of history is wide-ranging, and includes the study of specific regions and the study of certain topical or thematic elements of historical investigation. History is often taught as a part of primary and secondary education, and the academic study of history is a major discipline in university studies. Herodotus, a 5th-century BC Greek historian, is often considered the "father of history" (as he was one of the first historians) in the Western tradition, although he has also been criticized as the "father of lies". Along with his contemporary Thucydides, he helped form the foundations for the modern study of past events and societies. Their works continue to be read today, and the gap between the culture-focused Herodotus and the military-focused Thucydides remains a point of contention or approach in modern historical writing. In East Asia, a state chronicle, the Spring and Autumn Annals, was reputed to date from as early as 722 BC, although only 2nd-century BC texts have survived.

ChatGPT

  1. historical

    Historical refers to anything related to the past, history, or the study of past events. It can pertain to accounts, records, artifacts, buildings, events, phenomena, or any other entity that contributes to understanding the history or chronological record of a specific period, individual, group, or civilization.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Historicaladjective

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

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  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

Anagrams for historical »

  1. his talc or i

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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. Mark Updegrove:

    Many of these items have particular historical significance -- the dress worn to an inauguration ceremony or the gown worn to an inaugural ball, for example.

  2. Federica Mogherini:

    Migration is a shared responsibility of all member states and all member states are called now to contribute to tackling this historical challenge.

  3. Sidney Powell:

    Different states shaved different amounts of votes, or the system was set up to shave and flip different votes in different states, some people were targeted as individual candidates. It’s really the most massive and historical egregious fraud the world has ever seen.

  4. Alfredo Zamudio:

    Our historical analysis reveals you are 60 percent more likely to be displaced by disasters today than you were in the 1970s.

  5. Barbara Sude:

    Was the piece historical? No ... So did the analysts think that something would happen in the United States? We did assess there was a major attack coming. We couldn't say definitively where. We had threats all year about various locations.

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