(noun, adjective)


1. belonging to the past; of what is important or famous in the past

- historic victories

- historical (or historic) times

- a historical character

Similar word(s): past, historical

2. important in history

- the historic first voyage to outer space

Similar word(s): important

Sentences with historic as an adjective:

- A historic opportunity

- July 4, 1776, is an historic date. A great deal of historical research has been done on the events leading up to that day.

- The historical works of Lord Macaulay and Edward Gibbon are in and of themselves historic.

- The historic tenses include the imperfect, the pluperfect, and the future perfect.


1. (obsolete) A history, a non-fiction account of the past.

2. (obsolete) A historian.