historic

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adjective his·tor·ic \hi-ˈstȯr-ik, -ˈstär-\

Definition of historic

  1. :  historical: such asa :  famous or important in history historic battlefieldsb :  having great and lasting importance a historic occasionc :  known or established in the past historic interest ratesd :  dating from or preserved from a past time or culture historic buildings historic artifacts

Examples of historic in a Sentence

  1. It's wonderful to see so many people here on this historic occasion.

  2. She returned safely from her historic flight into space.

  3. The court made a historic decision last week.

  4. They know of many historic volcanic eruptions in the area.

  5. the historic importance of the river

Recent Examples of historic from the Web

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First Known Use of historic

1594



HISTORIC Defined for English Language Learners

historic

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adjective

Definition of historic for English Language Learners

  • : famous or important in history

  • : having great and lasting importance

  • : happening or existing in the past


HISTORIC Defined for Kids

historic

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adjective his·tor·ic \hi-ˈstȯr-ik\

Definition of historic for Students

  1. :  famous in history



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