HyperDic: historical

English > 4 senses of the word historical:
ADJECTIVEperthistoricalof or relating to the study of history
allhistoricalhaving once lived or existed or taken place in the real world as distinct from being legendary
allhistorical, historicbelonging to the past
allhistorical, diachronicused of the study of a phenomenon (especially language) as it changes through time
historical > pronunciation
Soundshhihstao'rihkahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > historical: 4 senses > adjective 1, pert
MeaningOf or relating to the study of history.
Examples
  • "historical scholars"
  • "a historical perspective"
Oppositeahistoricalunconcerned with or unrelated to history or to historical development or to tradition
Spanishhistórico
Catalanhistòric
Nounshistoricalnesssignificance owing to its history
historythe discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings
English > historical: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving once lived or existed or taken place in the real world as distinct from being legendary.
Examples
  • "the historical Jesus"
  • "doubt that a historical Camelot every existed"
  • "actual historical events"
Broaderreal, existentBeing or occurring in fact or actuality
Spanishhistórico
Nounshistoricalnessthe state of having in fact existed in the past
English > historical: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningbelonging to the past; of what is important or famous in the past.
Examples
  • "historical (or historic) times"
  • "a historical character"
Synonymhistoric
BroaderpastEarlier than the present time
Spanishhistórico
Catalanhistòric
Nounshistoricalnesssignificance owing to its history
Adverbshistoricallythroughout history
English > historical: 4 senses > adjective 4
MeaningUsed of the study of a phenomenon (especially language) as it changes through time.
Synonymdiachronic
Categorylanguage, linguistic communicationA systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols
Oppositesynchronicconcerned with phenomena (especially language) at a particular period without considering historical antecedents
Spanishdiacrónica, diacrónico
Catalandiacrònic
Nounshistoricalnesssignificance owing to its history

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