historic Definition

  • 1famous or important in history
  • 2having great and lasting importance

Using historic: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "historic" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The historic battle changed the course of the war.

  • Example

    The historic building was restored to its former glory.

  • Example

    The historic event was celebrated by people around the world.

historic Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with historic

  • to do something that will be remembered and have a significant impact on the future


    By winning the championship, they made history for their school.

  • an event or achievement that has never happened before and is therefore of great significance


    Her election as the first female president was a historic first for the country.

  • a place that is recognized as having great historical significance


    The pyramids in Egypt are a historic site that attracts millions of visitors every year.

Origins of historic

from Latin 'historia', meaning 'history'


Summary: historic in Brief

The term 'historic' [hɪˈstɒrɪk] refers to something that is famous or important in history, with great and lasting importance. It can describe events, buildings, or achievements, such as 'The historic battle changed the course of the war.' 'Historic' extends into phrases like 'make history,' and 'a historic first,' denoting unprecedented significance.

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