historic - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    a historic place is important because it is old and interesting or impressive

    the historic city of York

    areas of special architectural or historic interest

    historic monument/building:

    Tourists like to visit historic monuments such as Stonehenge and Westminster Abbey.

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    1. a.
      historic objects are old and of historical importance

      a collection of historic aircraft

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  2. 2
    a historic event or time will be recorded in history because it is very important

    the president’s historic visit to Vietnam

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  3.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    used to refer to crimes or allegations of crimes that happened a few or several years ago

    By far the greatest miscarriage is that 90% of victims of child abuse, historic or otherwise, will never see their abuser convicted.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 28/02/2013