Definitions for politicianˌpɒl ɪˈtɪʃ ən

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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

Wiktionary

  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

  4. Origin: [Cf. F. politicien.]

Freebase

  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


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