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Princeton's WordNet

  1. philosophernoun

    a specialist in philosophy

  2. philosophernoun

    a wise person who is calm and rational; someone who lives a life of reason with equanimity

Wiktionary

  1. philosophernoun

    A person devoted to studying and producing results in philosophy.

    Philosophers spend a lot of time thinking, and less time living.

    Etymology: From or philosophe, from philosophus, from φίλος + σοφός, from σοφία + -er.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Philosophernoun

    one who philosophizes; one versed in, or devoted to, philosophy

    Etymology: [OE. philosophre, F. philosophe, L. philosophus, Gr. filo`sofos; fi`los loving + sofo`s wise. Cf. Philosophy.]

  2. Philosophernoun

    one who reduces the principles of philosophy to practice in the conduct of life; one who lives according to the rules of practical wisdom; one who meets or regards all vicissitudes with calmness

    Etymology: [OE. philosophre, F. philosophe, L. philosophus, Gr. filo`sofos; fi`los loving + sofo`s wise. Cf. Philosophy.]

  3. Philosophernoun

    an alchemist

    Etymology: [OE. philosophre, F. philosophe, L. philosophus, Gr. filo`sofos; fi`los loving + sofo`s wise. Cf. Philosophy.]

Freebase

  1. Philosopher

    A philosopher is a person with an extensive knowledge of philosophy who uses this knowledge in their work, typically to solve philosophical problems. Philosophy is concerned with studying the subject matter of fields such as aesthetics, ethics, epistemology, logic, metaphysics, as well as social philosophy and political philosophy. There is a sense in which every human being is a philosopher, if they accept a very humanistic and generous interpretation. This is to say that every human being has a unique contribution of ideas to the society. However, a more generally accepted interpretation in academia is that a philosopher is one who has attained a Ph.D. in philosophy, teaches philosophy, has published literature in a field of philosophy in a peer-reviewed journal, or is widely accepted by other philosophers as a philosopher.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Philosopher

    fi-los′ō-fėr, n. a lover of wisdom: one versed in or devoted to philosophy: a metaphysician: one who acts calmly and rationally in all the affairs and changes of life—also Phil′osophe:—fem. Philos′ophess.—adjs. Philosoph′ic, -al, pertaining or according to philosophy: skilled in or given to philosophy: becoming a philosopher: rational: calm.—adv. Philosoph′ically.—v.i. Philos′ophise, to reason like a philosopher: to form philosophical theories.—ns. Philos′ophiser, a would-be philosopher; Philos′ophism, would-be philosophy; Philos′ophist.—adjs. Philosophist′ic, -al.—n. Philos′ophy, the science of being as being: the knowledge of the causes and laws of all phenomena: the collection of general laws or principles belonging to any department of knowledge: reasoning: a particular philosophical system: calmness of temper.—Philosopher's stone, an imaginary stone or mineral compound, long sought after by alchemists as a means of transforming other metals into gold.—Moral, and Natural, philosophy (see Moral, Natural). [Fr.,—L.,—Gr. philosophosphilos, a lover, sophos, wise.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. philosopher

    One who thinks in order to believe; one who formulates his prejudices and systematizes his ignorance.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. PHILOSOPHER

    One who instead of crying over spilt milk consoles himself with the thought that it was over four-fifths water.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Philosopher' in Nouns Frequency: #2617

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Philosopher in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Philosopher in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Philosopher in a Sentence

  1. Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire:

    Philosopher A lover of wisdom, which is to say, Truth.

  2. Peter Goldie:

    After meeting with Paul Meekin last year, I was inspired to look at what I wanted to do as an Philosopher, and I realized I wanted to go back to thinking in the same way he had I have fallen in love with teaching. You don’t meet people like Paul very day, who love what they do.”

  3. Abdel Fattah el-Sissi:

    I swear to God if I could be sold ... then I would be sold, field Marshal philosopher with a military background in good shape for sale.

  4. Albert Einstein:

    The physicist cannot simply surrender to the philosopher the critical contemplation of the theoretical foundations for he himself knows best and feels most surely where the shoe pinches.... he must try to make clear in his own mind just how far the concepts which he uses are justified... The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.

  5. Host Alien Life -RSB- Dick:

    There is also the question of what I call astro-ethics, how do you treat alien life? How do you treat it differently, ranging from microbes to intelligence? So we had a philosopher at our symposium talking about the moral status of non-human organisms, talking in relation to animals on Earth and what their status is in relation to us.

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