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Definition of "philosopher" []

  • A student of or specialist in philosophy. (noun)
  • A person who lives and thinks according to a particular philosophy. (noun)
  • A person who is calm and rational under any circumstances. (noun)
  • A student, teacher, or devotee of philosophy (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 person of philosophical temperament, esp one who is patient, wise, and stoical (noun)
  • (formerly) an alchemist or devotee of occult science (noun)
  • A person who establishes the ideology of a cult or movement (noun)

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Use "philosopher" in a sentence
  • "As to the term philosopher's stone, he alleged that it was a mere figure, to deceive the vulgar."
  • "We have loitered long with Yehuda Halevi, and still not long enough, for we have not yet spoken of his claims to the title philosopher, won for him by his book _Al-Chazari_."
  • "But I do believe that he will be the personification of what I call the philosopher king."