philosopher

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noun phi·los·o·pher \fə-ˈlä-s(ə-)fər\

Definition of philosopher

  1. 1a :  a person who seeks wisdom or enlightenment :  scholar, thinkerb :  a student of philosophy

  2. 2a :  a person whose philosophical perspective makes meeting trouble with equanimity easierb :  an expounder of a theory in a particular area of experiencec :  one who philosophizes

Origin and Etymology of philosopher

Middle English philosophe, philosophre, from Anglo-French, from Latin philosophus, from Greek philosophos, from phil- + sophia wisdom, from sophos wise


First Known Use: 14th century


PHILOSOPHER Defined for English Language Learners

philosopher

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noun phi·los·o·pher \fə-ˈlä-s(ə-)fər\

Definition of philosopher for English Language Learners

  • : a person who studies ideas about knowledge, truth, the nature and meaning of life, etc. : a person who studies philosophy


PHILOSOPHER Defined for Kids

philosopher

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noun phi·los·o·pher \fə-ˈlä-sə-fər\

Definition of philosopher for Students

  1. 1 :  a person who studies ideas about knowledge, right and wrong, reasoning, and the value of things

  2. 2 :  a person who takes misfortunes with calmness and courage



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