1. historian

noun. ['hɪˈstɔriːən'] a person who is an authority on history and who studies it and writes about it.


  • student
  • scholarly person
  • scholar
  • bookman
  • art historian
  • chronicler
  • historiographer


  • historien (French)
  • -ien (French)

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Example sentences of the word historian

1. Adjective
Its Starchitecture NYC tour led by an architectural historian includes cutting-edge buildings by Pritzker Prize winning architects.

Quotes containing the word historian

1. I believe this. When we meet those we fall in love with, there is an aspect of our spirit that is historian, a bit of a pedant who reminisces or remembers a meeting when the other has passed by innocently…but all parts of the body must be ready for the other, all atoms must jump in one direction for desire to occur.
- Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient

2. Herodotus says, "Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all: the conscientious historian will correct these defects.
- Mark Twain