American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having importance in or influence on history.
- adj. Historical.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to history or historians; containing or conveying history.
- Noted or famous in history.
- adj. having importance or significance in history
- adj. belonging to the past; historical (see note below)
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to history, or the record of past events
- adj. having once lived, existed, or taken place in the real world; -- contrasted with
- adj. Belonging to the past; ; a
- adj. Within the period of time recorded in written documents. Opposite of
- adj. (Linguistics) Same as diachronic.
- adj. important in history
- adj. belonging to the past; of what is important or famous in the past
“I do not use the term historic easily but I believe this”
“The term historic ornament is applied to the various styles of ornamental art which have flourished at various periods in the world's history, from the Egyptian, dating from the 14th century B.C., to those that exist at the present day.”
“I also use the term historic today, meaning we have travelled a long distance.”
“Obamablia to celebrate a politician that has been sainted with the title historic I find is hard to grasp.”
“He pointed out that the campaign was authorized by what he called a historic vote in the U.N. Security Council and that NATO is to assume enforcement of the no-fly zone and the protection of the Libyan people.”
“So many superlatives were already used to describe this situation, and the word "historic" is clearly one of the most used.”
“Be aware, though, that this preference seems quaint to some, and that a historic is the dominant modern form.”
“The Vatican, which had unsuccessfully sought include mention of Christianity's role in Europe in a European constitution, hailed what it called a "historic" decision.”
“*** Energy Igor Sechin, Russia's powerful energy czar warned BP and its billionaire Russian partners not to let their differences get in the way of what he called a "historic" deal between the British oil giant and Rosneft.”
“Russia's energy czar, Igor Sechin, warned BP and its Russian partners not to let their differences get in the way of what he called a "historic" deal between the British giant and Rosneft.”
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