American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A writer, student, or scholar of history.
- n. One who writes or compiles a chronological record of events; a chronicler.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A writer, compiler, or narrator of history.
- n. One who is versed in history.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A writer of history; a chronicler; an annalist.
- n. One versed or well informed in history.
- n. a person who is an authority on history and who studies it and writes about it
- From French historien (Wiktionary)
“The historian posted disparaging reviews of books by rivals on Amazon, using the alias "historian" - and thus making him guilty of what's known as”
“But for this title the historian is not responsible.”
“If a historian is to write objective history, is it necessary that she treat her subject matter impartially?”
“When a famed Oxford historian is found dead in his study one night, all evidence points to his son, Stephen.”
“As a Latin American historian, teacher, and political activist, I for years have read about, taught, and protested against the antidemocratic Pinochet government.”
“The job of the historian is quite different, and, ideally, does not include rankings on the scales of whether the prez was a good guy or a big success.”
“The job of the historian is to try to figure out what was happening and try to develop an understandable picture.”
“RowerinVA, noted antebellum South historian, is right.”
“Call me harsh, but I do not understand why a supposed historian is deserving of a “do-over” after deliberating trying to fictionalize history, and then continues to defend himself as being slandered.”
“In contrast, I think a politician or other non-historian is more apt to shape history to her world-view.”
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