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Definitions of historical

  1. used of the study of a phenomenon (especially language) as it changes through time; "diachronic linguistics" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. of what is important or famous in the past; "historic victories" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. belonging to the past; "historical (or historic) times"; "a historical character" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. belonging to the past; of what is important or famous in the past; "historic victories"; "historical (or historic) times"; "a historical character" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. Of or pertaining to history, or the record of past events; as, an historical poem; the historic page. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Historically. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Relating to history or to the past. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Historic. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Containing, pertaining to, contained in, deduced from, or representing history. Historical painting, that branch of the art which embodies a story in one picture. The historical sense, the faculty of construing and reproducing a historical situation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. Pert. to history; contained in history or deduced from it. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. Of history, as h. evidence, principles; belonging to history, not legend; h. method (of investigation), that based on history; (of novel, picture, &c.) dealing with h. events ;=prec. Hence historically adv. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  13. (Also) in connexion with history, from the historian\'s point of view (of purely h. interest), belonging to the past. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  14. Pertaining to history. Complete Dictionary
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