Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A writer, student, or scholar of history.
  • n. One who writes or compiles a chronological record of events; a chronicler.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A writer of history; a chronicler; an annalist.
  • n. One versed or well informed in history.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A writer of history; a chronicler; an annalist.
  • n. One versed or well informed in history.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A writer, compiler, or narrator of history.
  • n. One who is versed in history.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who is an authority on history and who studies it and writes about it

Etymologies

From French historien (Wiktionary)

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  • JM wonders what the future holds for an historian.

    July 4, 2011