Definition of historical
historicalnessplay \hi-ˈstȯr-i-kəl-nəs, -ˈstär-\ noun
Examples of historical in a Sentence
He strove for historical accuracy in the movie.
The kings are listed in historical order.
Recent Examples of historical from the Web
The couple, from Merrillville, got in line to go through the 9/11 Never Forget Exhibit, a 53-foot tractor that unfolds into a 1,000-foot traveling museum with remnants and historical information about the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
In order to qualify as a UNESCO World Heritage site, a place or structure must have great cultural, historical, and/or natural significance—
The importance of global parsimony and historical bias in understanding tetrapod evolution.
There are dozens of historical examples of men lording it over women by cracking down on beauty treatments, starting with the Spartans, who banned women’s use of all cosmetics.
After an Emmett Till historical marker was vandalized for a second time, teens wrote warm messages about the slain teen.
The announcement follows the initial approval by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Tuesday afternoon of the racetrack's proposal to initiate exotic wagering on historical racing.
Stephan Villeneuve, 48, and Bakhtiar Haddad, were accompanying Iraqi army forces in areas held by Islamic State in the city’s historical center, on the West Bank of the River Tigris, said Reporters Without...
Officials learned that the Stewart-Emery Cemetery adjacent to the road was a family and pioneer cemetery dating back to the 1800s over the course of their historical research, Baity said.
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First Known Use of historical
HISTORICAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of historical for English Language Learners
: of or relating to history
: based on history
: arranged in the order that things happened or came to be
HISTORICAL Defined for Kids
Definition of historical for Students
1 : relating to or based on history historical writings
2 : known to be true historical fact
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