of, pertaining to, treating, or characteristic of or past events:
historical records; historical research.
based on or reconstructed from an event, custom, style, etc., in the past:
a historical reenactment of the battle of Gettysburg.
having once existed or lived in the real world, as opposed to being part of legend or fiction or as distinguished from religious belief:
to doubt that a historical Camelot ever existed; a theologian’s study of the historical Jesus.
narrated or mentioned in ; belonging to the past.
noting or pertaining to analysis based on a comparison among several periods of development of a phenomenon, as in language or economics.
As last year, these numbers are conservative; some historical speeches may have been missed by our research.
35 All-Time Graduation Speakers The Daily Beast May 17, 2011
The Persian Boy By Mary Renault This is my North Star of historical fiction.
Geraldine Brooks’ Favorite Historical Fiction Geraldine Brooks May 10, 2011
Yes, Washington should be aiming to leave the federal government’s share of GDP near the historical norm of 18-20 percent.
Bobby Jindal Dives the Shark Justin Green December 5, 2012
Yet, like all artists, they were inspired by nature, religion, politics, and historical milestones.
Infinite Variety: The Quilt Show’s Catch-22 Lizzie Crocker March 28, 2011
Wolfowitz and his fellow neocons are well aware of these histories and historical complexities.
Leave Iran to the Iranians Leslie H. Gelb June 20, 2009
Myths are of three kinds: historical, Philosophical, and Poetical.
The Christ John Eleazer Remsburg
Such prophecy is the perfect working of the historical imagination.
A Dish Of Orts George MacDonald
historical development of Middle-age Cosmic Philosophy, 28-51.
The Magic of the Middle Ages Viktor Rydberg
The historical plays would illustrate the remark as well as any.
A Dish Of Orts George MacDonald
Almost all of Isadore’s reading had been historical or scientific.
Comrade Yetta Albert Edwards
belonging to or typical of the study of history: historical methods
concerned with or treating of events of the past: historical accounts
based on or constituting factual material as distinct from legend or supposition
based on or inspired by history: a historical novel
occurring or prominent in history
a less common word for historic (sense 1)
early 15c. (earlier in same sense was historial, late 14c.), from Latin historicus (from Greek historikos “historical, of or for inquiry,” from historia; see history) + -al (1). Related: Historically.
sexual desire or behavior directed toward a person or persons of one’s own sex. Contemporary Examples homosexuality must be curable, it argues, since the Torah would not forbid something which is impossible to avoid. Gay Orthodox Jews Sue Over Therapy That Claims to ‘Cure’ Them Zoë Blackler November 26, 2012 In October, it will host […]
against or opposed to beings or values. Historical Examples So that the notion of the divine, of the superhuman tends toward that of the antinatural and antihuman. The Non-religion of the Future: A Sociological Study Jean-Marie Guyau
any system or mode of thought or action in which interests, values, and dignity predominate. devotion to or study of the . (sometimes initial capital letter) the studies, principles, or culture of the . Philosophy. a variety of ethical theory and practice that emphasizes reason, scientific inquiry, and fulfillment in the natural world and often […]
a person having a strong interest in or concern for welfare, values, and dignity. a person devoted to or versed in the . a student of or affairs. a classical scholar. (sometimes initial capital letter) any one of the scholars of the Renaissance who pursued and disseminated the study and understanding of the cultures of […]