Sargent play biographical name Sar·gent \ˈsär-jənt\ Definition of Sargent John Sing*er play \ˈsiŋ-ər\ 1856–1925 Am. painter Sargent biographical name Sar·gent Definition of Sargent Thomas J(ohn) 1943– Am. econ. Seen and Heard What made you want to look up Sargent? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).