bibliophile

noun bib·lio·phile \ ˈbi-blē-ə-ˌfī(-ə)l \
|Updated on: 9 Jul 2018

Definition of bibliophile

: a lover of books especially for qualities of format; also : a book collector

bibliophilic

play \ˌbi-blē-ə-ˈfi-lik\ adjective

bibliophilism

play \-ˈä-fə-ˌli-zəm\ noun

bibliophily

play \-lē\ noun

Examples of bibliophile in a Sentence

  1. for bibliophiles, no electronic device could possibly give the tactile pleasure of a beautifully bound book

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Origin and Etymology of bibliophile

French, from bibli- + -phile


BIBLIOPHILE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of bibliophile for English Language Learners

  • : a person who loves or collects books


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