Definitions for savantsæˈvɑnt, ˈsæv ənt; Fr. saˈvɑ̃; sæˈvɑnts, ˈsæv ənts; Fr. saˈvɑ̃

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sa•vantsæˈvɑnt, ˈsæv ənt; Fr. saˈvɑ̃; sæˈvɑnts, ˈsæv ənts; Fr. saˈvɑ̃(n.)(pl.)sa•vants

  1. a person of profound or extensive learning; scholar.

Origin of savant:

1710–20; < F: man of learning, scholar, old prp. of savoir to know 蠐 L sapere to be wise; see sapient

Princeton's WordNet

  1. initiate, learned person, pundit, savant(noun)

    someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field


  1. savant(Noun)

    A person of learning; one who is versed in literature or science.

  2. savant(Noun)

    A person eminent for acquirements.

  3. Origin: From savant from sapere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Savant(adj)

    a man of learning; one versed in literature or science; a person eminent for acquirements

Anagrams of savant

  1. satnav, sat nav, sat-nav

  2. Sat nav

  3. Sat-nav

  4. Satnav

Translations for savant

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


having or showing great learning

a learned professor.

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