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his·to·ri·an

 (hĭ-stôr′ē-ən, -stŏr′-)
n.
1. A scholar or writer of history.
2. One who writes or compiles a chronological record of events; a chronicler.

historian

(hɪˈstɔːrɪən)
n
(Historical Terms) a person who writes or studies history, esp one who is an authority on it

his•to•ri•an

(hɪˈstɔr i ən, -ˈstoʊr-)

n.
1. an expert in or authority on history.
2. a writer of history; chronicler.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.historian - a person who is an authority on history and who studies it and writes about ithistorian - a person who is an authority on history and who studies it and writes about it
history - the discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings; "he teaches Medieval history"; "history takes the long view"
annalist - a historian who writes annals
art historian - a historian of art
chronicler - someone who writes chronicles
bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student - a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines

historian

noun chronicler, recorder, biographer, antiquarian, historiographer, annalist, chronologist She will become the family historian.
Quotations
"Historians are left forever chasing shadows, painfully aware of their inability ever to reconstruct a dead world in its completeness" [Simon Schama Dead Certainties]
"History repeats itself. Historians repeat each other" [Philip Guedalla Supers and Supermen]
Translations
مُؤَرِّخمُؤرِّخ
historik-čka
historiker
historiantutkijahistorioitsija
povjesničarpovjesničarka
történésztörténetíró
sagnfræîingur
歴史家
역사가
historik
zgodovinar
historiker
นักประวัติศาสตร์
sử gia

historian

[hɪsˈtɔːrɪən] Nhistoriador(a) m/f

historian

[hɪˈstɔːriən] nhistorien(ne) m/f

historian

nHistoriker(in) m(f); (in ancient times) → Geschichtsschreiber(in) m(f)

historian

[hɪsˈtɔːrɪən] nstorico/a

history

(ˈhistəri) plural ˈhistories noun
1. the study of events etc that happened in the past. She is studying British history; (also adjective) a history lesson/book.
2. a description usually in writing of past events, ways of life etc. I'm writing a history of Scotland.
3. (the description of) the usually interesting events etc associated with (something). This desk/word has a very interesting history.
hiˈstorian (-ˈstoː-) noun
a person who studies (and writes about) history.
hiˈstoric (-ˈsto-) adjective
famous or important in history. a historic battle.
hiˈstorical (-ˈsto-) adjective
1. of or about history; of or about people or events from history. historical research; historical novels.
2. that actually happened or existed, not legendary or mythical. Was Shakespeare's character Macbeth a historical person?
hiˈstorically (-ˈsto-) adverb
make history
to do something very important, especially to be the first to do something. The Wright brothers made history when they were the first to fly an aeroplane.

historian

مُؤرِّخ historik historiker Historiker ιστορικός historiador historiantutkija historien povjesničar storico 歴史家 역사가 historicus historiker historyk historiador историк historiker นักประวัติศาสตร์ tarihçi sử gia 历史学家
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Indeed, certain of the most authentic historians of those parts, who have been careful in collecting and collating the floating facts concerning this spectre, allege that the body of the trooper having been buried in the churchyard, the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head, and that the rushing speed with which he sometimes passes along the Hollow, like a midnight blast, is owing to his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the churchyard before daybreak.
Utter confusion exists among the historians of this animal (sperm whale), says Surgeon Beale, A.
Their Historians affirm, that a Prophet who prophesy'd of Mahomet, came from this Temple, and some do not stand to assert, that the Prophet Jonas was cast forth by the Whale at the Base of the Temple.
Some historians say that thirty couples, some say thirty thousand couples, can dance on the head of this cask at the same time.
The scantiness of materials is indeed a formidable difficulty; but no one knows better than Dr Dryasdust, that to those deeply read in antiquity, hints concerning the private life of our ancestors lie scattered through the pages of our various historians, bearing, indeed, a slender proportion to the other matters of which they treat, but still, when collected together, sufficient to throw considerable light upon the vie priv
Opposite was the Duchess of Harley, a lady of admirable good-nature and good temper, much liked by every one who knew her, and of those ample architectural proportions that in women who are not duchesses are described by contemporary historians as stoutness.
It were an occupation peculiarly pleasing to cull from our early historians, and exhibit before you every detail of this transaction; to carry you in imagination on board their bark at the first moment of her arrival in the bay; to accompany Carver, Winslow, Bradford, and Standish, in all their excursions upon the desolate coast; to follow them into every rivulet and creek where they endeavored to find a firm footing, and to fix, with a pause of delight and exultation, the instant when the first of these heroic adventurers alighted on the spot where you, their descendants, now enjoy the glorious and happy reward of their labors.
And this is my own opinion; for, where he could and should give freedom to his pen in praise of so worthy a knight, he seems to me deliberately to pass it over in silence; which is ill done and worse contrived, for it is the business and duty of historians to be exact, truthful, and wholly free from passion, and neither interest nor fear, hatred nor love, should make them swerve from the path of truth, whose mother is history, rival of time, storehouse of deeds, witness for the past, example and counsel for the present, and warning for the future.
This period of European affairs is emphatically styled by historians, the times of feudal anarchy.
But, writing as a Historian, he has identified himself(perhaps too closely) with the views generally adopted by Flatland, and (as he has been informed) even by Spaceland, Historians; in whose pages (until very recent times) the destinies of Women and of the masses of mankind have seldom been deemed worthy of mention and never of careful consideration.
The Greek and Latin historians do not speak favourably of it, and Strabo says it is very dangerous during the Etesian winds and in the rainy season.
Always the same impassible member of the Reform Club, whom no incident could surprise, as unvarying as the ship's chronometers, and seldom having the curiosity even to go upon the deck, he passed through the memorable scenes of the Red Sea with cold indifference; did not care to recognise the historic towns and villages which, along its borders, raised their picturesque outlines against the sky; and betrayed no fear of the dangers of the Arabic Gulf, which the old historians always spoke of with horror, and upon which the ancient navigators never ventured without propitiating the gods by ample sacrifices.