Definition of "chemist" []

  • A scientist specializing in chemistry. (noun)
  • Chiefly British A pharmacist. (noun)
  • Obsolete An alchemist. (noun)
  • A shop selling medicines, cosmetics, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A qualified dispenser of prescribed medicines (noun)
  • A person studying, trained in, or engaged in chemistry (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "chemist" in a sentence
  • "In professional circles I blunder through calling somebody a chemist is almost as insulting as calling them a butcher ......"
  • "The chemist is the successor to the alchemist; and in Wales we still call a chemist"
  • "But now there is an observer whose methods of observation are more refined than those of men who use their eye, even though it be aided by the microscope; a man who sees indirectly further than we can see directly — that is, the chemist; and the chemist took up this question, and his discovery was not less remarkable than that of the microscopist."