historic


historic

adjective

  1. well-known or important in history: a historic building; historic occasions.
  2. historical(defs 1–5).

adjective

  1. famous or likely to become famous in history; significant
  2. a less common word for historical (def. 1), historical (def. 2), historical (def. 3), historical (def. 4), historical (def. 5)
  3. Also: secondary linguistics (of Latin, Greek, or Sanskrit verb tenses) referring to past time
adj.

1660s, probably a back-formation from historical, perhaps influenced by French historique. What is historic is noted or celebrated in history; what is historical deals with history.

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