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Definition of "historian" []

  • A writer, student, or scholar of history. (noun)
  • One who writes or compiles a chronological record of events; a chronicler. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "historian" in a sentence
  • "The historian posted disparaging reviews of books by rivals on Amazon, using the alias "historian" - and thus making him guilty of what's known as"
  • "But for this title the historian is not responsible."
  • "If a historian is to write objective history, is it necessary that she treat her subject matter impartially?"