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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
References in classic literature ?
I cannot feel that I have done my duty as humble historian of the March family, without devoting at least one chapter to the two most precious and important members of it.
So also, as regards the Judge Pyncheon of to-day, neither clergyman, nor legal critic, nor inscriber of tombstones, nor historian of general or local politics, would venture a word against this eminent person's sincerity as a Christian, or respectability as a man, or integrity as a judge, or courage and faithfulness as the often-tried representative of his political party.
Happily, Ichabod Crane was not in so great a hurry as his historian, but did ample justice to every dainty.
It may seem unwarrantable to couple in any respect the mast-head standers of the land with those of the sea; but that in truth it is not so, is plainly evinced by an item for which Obed Macy, the sole historian of Nantucket, stands accountable.
Natural as it is to be somewhat incredulous concerning the populousness of the more enormous creatures of the globe, yet what shall we say to Harto, the historian of Goa, when he tells us that at one hunting the King of Siam took elephants; that in those regions elephants are numerous as droves of cattle in the temperate climes.
1] The Ancient History, ten volumes (1730-1738), by the French historian Charles Rollin (1661-1741).
Under the old dim writing of the Yankee historian appeared traces of a penmanship which was older and dimmer still -- Latin words and sentences: fragments from old monk- ish legends, evidently.
It was rumored that her elaborately curled "front piece" had cost five dollars, and that it was sent into Portland twice a year to be dressed and frizzed; but it is extremely difficult to discover the precise facts in such cases, and a conscientious historian always prefers to warn a too credulous reader against imbibing as gospel truth something that might be the basest perversion of it.
Richard and Moncharmin had locked themselves with an object which the reader does not yet know, but which it is my duty, as an historian, to reveal without further postponement.
The Sultan was so much struck by the circumstances that he ordered his private historian to write down an exact account of what had passed, so that in the years to come the miraculous escape of the four men who had thought themselves murderers might never be forgotten.
In the luxuriance of youth, and in the vigor of manhood, it is pleasing and instructive to look backward upon the helpless days of infancy; but in the continual and essential changes of a growing subject, the transactions of that early period would be soon obliterated from the memory but for some periodical call of attention to aid the silent records of the historian.
I know his worship," said the curate; "that is where Senor Reinaldos of Montalvan figures with his friends and comrades, greater thieves than Cacus, and the Twelve Peers of France with the veracious historian Turpin; however, I am not for condemning them to more than perpetual banishment, because, at any rate, they have some share in the invention of the famous Matteo Boiardo, whence too the Christian poet Ludovico Ariosto wove his web, to whom, if I find him here, and speaking any language but his own, I shall show no respect whatever; but if he speaks his own tongue I will put him upon my head.