Definition of historian in English:


Syllabification: his·to·ri·an
Pronunciation: /hiˈstôrēən


  • An expert in or student of history, especially that of a particular period, geographical region, or social phenomenon: a military historian
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    • I've become a better student and a better historian than I ever imagined I could be.
    • All hail the beneficent spirit that motivates these historians of social ethics!
    • However, this is essentially where the story seems to end for most social historians.


late Middle English: from Old French historien, from Latin historia (see history).

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