Definition of "historic" []

  • Having importance in or influence on history. (adjective)
  • Historical. (adjective)
  • Famous or likely to become famous in history; significant (adjective)

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  • (of Latin, Greek, or Sanskrit verb tenses) referring to past time (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "historic" in a sentence
  • "I do not use the term historic easily but I believe this"
  • "The term historic ornament is applied to the various styles of ornamental art which have flourished at various periods in the world's history, from the Egyptian, dating from the 14th century B.C., to those that exist at the present day."
  • ""I also use the term historic today, meaning we have travelled a long distance.""