[hi-stawr-i-kuh l, -stor-] /hɪˈstɔr ɪ kəl, -ˈstɒr-/
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.
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.
[ahy-dee-uh l, ahy-deel] /aɪˈdi əl, aɪˈdil/ noun 1. a conception of something in its perfection. 2. a standard of perfection or excellence. 3. a person or thing conceived as embodying such a conception or conforming to such a standard, and taken as a model for imitation: Thomas Jefferson was his ideal. 4. an ultimate object […]
[ih-mawr-tl] /ɪˈmɔr tl/ adjective 1. not mortal; not liable or subject to death; undying: our immortal souls. 2. remembered or celebrated through all time: the immortal words of Lincoln. 3. not liable to perish or decay; imperishable; everlasting. 4. perpetual; lasting; constant: an immortal enemy. 5. of or relating to immortal beings or . 6. […]
[in-di-pen-duh nt] /ˌɪn dɪˈpɛn dənt/ adjective 1. not influenced or controlled by others in matters of opinion, conduct, etc.; thinking or acting for oneself: an independent thinker. 2. not subject to another’s authority or jurisdiction; autonomous; free: an independent businessman. 3. not influenced by the thought or action of others: independent research. 4. not dependent; […]
[in-fuh-nit] /ˈɪn fə nɪt/ adjective 1. immeasurably great: an infinite capacity for forgiveness. 2. indefinitely or exceedingly great: infinite sums of money. 3. unlimited or unmeasurable in extent of space, duration of time, etc.: the infinite nature of outer space. 4. unbounded or unlimited; boundless; endless: God’s infinite mercy. 5. Mathematics. noun 6. something that […]