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    historical

    historical - Dictionary definition and meaning for word historical

    Definition
    (adj) of or relating to the study of history
    Example Sentence
    • historical scholars
    • a historical perspective
    Definition
    (adj) having once lived or existed or taken place in the real world as distinct from being legendary
    Example Sentence
    • the historical Jesus
    • doubt that a historical Camelot every existed
    • actual historical events
    Definition
    (adj) belonging to the past; of what is important or famous in the past
    Synonyms : historic
    Example Sentence
    • historic victories
    • historical (or historic) times
    • a historical character
    Definition
    (adj) used of the study of a phenomenon (especially language) as it changes through time
    Synonyms : diachronic
    Example Sentence
    • diachronic linguistics
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