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Meaning of HISTORIC

Pronunciation:  hi'storik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  important in history; "the historic first voyage to outer space"
  2. [adj]  belonging to the past; "historical (or historic) times"; "a historical character"
  3. [adj]  of what is important or famous in the past; "historic victories"

HISTORIC is a 8 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: historical, historical, important, of import, past



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\His*tor"ic\, Historical \His*tor"ic*al\, a. [L.
historicus, Gr. ?: cf. F. historique. See {History}.]
Of or pertaining to history, or the record of past events;
as, an historical poem; the historic page. --
{His*tor"ic*al*ness}, n. -- {His*to*ric"i*ty}, n.

      There warriors frowning in historic brass. --Pope.

{Historical painting}, that branch of painting which
   represents the events of history.

{Historical sense}, that meaning of a passage which is
   deduced from the circumstances of time, place, etc., under
   which it was written.

{The historic sense}, the capacity to conceive and represent
   the unity and significance of a past era or age.