Definitions for politicianˌpɒl ɪˈtɪʃ ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pol•i•ti•cian*ˌpɒl ɪˈtɪʃ ən(n.)

  1. a person who is active in politics, esp. as a career.

    Category: Government

  2. a seeker or holder of public office.

    Category: Government

  3. a person who uses public office to advance personal or partisan interests.

    Category: Government

  4. a person who is skilled in politics.

    Category: Government

* Syn: politician , statesman refer to one skilled in politics. politician is more often derogatory, and statesman laudatory. politician suggests the schemes of a person who engages in politics for party ends or personal advantage: a dishonest politician.statesman suggests the eminent ability, foresight, and patriotic devotion of a person dealing with important affairs of state: a distinguished statesman.

Origin of politician:

1580–90; < F politicien. See politic , -ian

Princeton's WordNet

  1. politician(noun)

    a leader engaged in civil administration

  2. politician, politico, pol, political leader(noun)

    a person active in party politics

  3. politician(noun)

    a schemer who tries to gain advantage in an organization in sly or underhanded ways

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. politician(noun)ˌpɒl ɪˈtɪʃ ən

    sb who works in politics

    a far-right politician


  1. politician(Noun)

    One engaged in politics, especially an elected or appointed government official.

    Politicians should serve the country's interest.

  2. politician(Noun)

    Specifically, one who regards elected political office as a career.

    Unlike the other candidates, I'm not a politician.

  3. politician(Noun)

    A politically active or interested person.

    Only real politicians are interested in this issue.

  4. politician(Noun)

    A sly or ingratiating person.

    There is a politician in every office.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Politician(noun)

    one versed or experienced in the science of government; one devoted to politics; a statesman

  2. Politician(noun)

    one primarily devoted to his own advancement in public office, or to the success of a political party; -- used in a depreciatory sense; one addicted or attached to politics as managed by parties (see Politics, 2); a schemer; an intriguer; as, a mere politician

  3. Politician(adj)

    cunning; using artifice; politic; artful


  1. Politician

    A politician, political leader, or political figure is a person who is involved in influencing public policy and decision making. This includes people who hold decision-making positions in government, and people who seek those positions, whether by means of election, inheritance, coup d'état, appointment, electoral fraud, conquest, divine right, or other means. Politics is not limited to governance through public office. Political offices may also be held in corporations, and other entities that are governed by self-defined political processes or can be known as freedom fighters.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'politician' in Nouns Frequency: #1037

Translations for politician

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person whose job is politics; a member of parliament.

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