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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Plato(noun)

    ancient Athenian philosopher; pupil of Socrates; teacher of Aristotle (428-347 BC)

Wiktionary

  1. Plato(ProperNoun)

    Greek philosopher, 427-347 BC, follower of Socrates.

    Etymology: Via Latin Plato, from Ancient Greek Πλάτων ( Plátōn ) , from πλατύς ( platús , " broad, wide") , either because of Plato's robust body, or wide forehead or the breadth of his eloquence.

  2. Plato(ProperNoun)

    A male given name from Ancient Greek.

    My name is Plato Jones. Plato Constantine Jones. Plato because my mother is Greek, and Jones because my father is Welsh, and Constantine after his father, my grandfather, who is Constantine Llewellyn Jones.

    Etymology: Via Latin Plato, from Ancient Greek Πλάτων ( Plátōn ) , from πλατύς ( platús , " broad, wide") , either because of Plato's robust body, or wide forehead or the breadth of his eloquence.

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  1. Plato

    Plato was a philosopher in Classical Greece. He was also a mathematician, student of Socrates, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Along with his mentor, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy and science. In the words of A. N. Whitehead: The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato. I do not mean the systematic scheme of thought which scholars have doubtfully extracted from his writings. I allude to the wealth of general ideas scattered through them. Plato's sophistication as a writer is evident in his Socratic dialogues; thirty-six dialogues and thirteen letters have been ascribed to him. Plato's writings have been published in several fashions; this has led to several conventions regarding the naming and referencing of Plato's texts. Plato's dialogues have been used to teach a range of subjects, including philosophy, logic, ethics, rhetoric, religion and mathematics. Plato is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Plato

    the great philosopher, born in Athens, of noble birth, the year Pericles died, and the second of the Peloponnesian War; at 20 became a disciple of Socrates, and passed eight years in his society; at 30, after the death of Socrates, quitted Athens, and took up his abode at Megara; from Megara he travelled to Cyrene, Egypt, Magna Græcia, and Sicily, prolonging his stay in Magna Græcia, and studying under Pythagoras, whose philosophy was then at its prime, and which exercised a profound influence over him; after ten years' wandering in this way he, at the age of 40, returned to Athens, and founded his Academy, a gymnasium outside the city with a garden, which belonged to his father, and where he gathered around him a body of disciples, and had Aristotle for one of his pupils, lecturing there with undiminished mental power till he reached the advanced age of 81; of his philosophy one can give no account here, or indeed anywhere, it was so unsectarian; he was by pre-eminence the world-thinker, and though he was never married and left no son, he has all the thinking men and schools of philosophy in the world as his offspring; enough to say that his philosophy was philosophy, as it took up in its embrace both the ideal and the real, at once the sensible and the super-sensible world (429-347 B.C.).

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    The numerical value of Plato in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

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    The numerical value of Plato in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Plato in a Sentence

  1. Emeasoba George:

    King Solomon was a wise king and teacher too. Moreover, Plato was a wonderful teacher and inspirator. As well, Socrates was also an awesome teacher and inspirator. Zig Ziglar was equally a profound teacher and motivator. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate is undoubtedly an inspiring teacher and motivator. Enoch Adeboye is an insightful teacher and preacher. Besides, David Oyedepo is a charismatic teacher and preacher among other teachers and inspirators like John C. Maxwell, Martin Luter King Jnr., Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Steve Jobs, Chinua Achebe, Oprah Winfrey, Henry Ford, Nelson Mandela, Wole Soyinka, Chris Oyakhilome, Dr. Uma Ukpai, Paul Enenche, David Ogbueli, Matthew Ashimolowo, David Abioye etc. But above all, Jesus Christ was the greatest teacher and inspirator. And he will ever remain the greatest teacher and inspirator of all time. Because, he was the embodiment of divine wisdom, he is still the embodiment of divine wisdom and he will ever remain the embodiment of divine or extraordinary wisdom. Oh! yes, Jesus Christ is as well the epitome of divine wisdom. If you don't concur with me. Go ahead and read the scriptures (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John). For, you will surely and eventually concur with me QED. -Emeasoba George

  2. Marcus Aurelius:

    [Treat] unenlightened souls with sympathy and indulgence, remembering that they are ignorant or mistaken about what’s most important. Never be harsh, remember Plato’s dictum: ‘Every soul is deprived of the truth against its will.’

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Master Plato once said that Lux est umbra Dei; light is the shadow of God. I say this way: Light is the god of shadow!

  4. Emeasoba George:

    vua Solomon là một vị vua khôn ngoan và giáo viên quá. Hơn nữa, plato là một giáo viên tuyệt vời và người khơi mào. là tốt, socrates cũng là một giáo viên tuyệt vời và người khơi mào. Ziglar zig không kém một giáo viên sâu sắc và động lực. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate chắc chắn là một giáo viên cảm hứng và động lực. Enoch adeboye là một giáo viên sâu sắc và thuyết giáo. bên cạnh đó, david oyedepo là một giáo viên lôi cuốn và thuyết giảng trong giáo viên khác và inspirers như john c. Maxwell, Martin Luther King Jnr., Mahatma gandhi, mẹ Theresa, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, steve jobs, Chinua Achebe, Oprah Winfrey, henry ford, nelson mandela, Wole Soyinka, chris oyakhilome, dr. uma ukpai, paul enenche, david ogbueli, matthew ashimolowo, david abioye vv nhưng trên tất cả, jesus christ là thầy giáo vĩ đại nhất và khơi mào. và anh sẽ không bao giờ vẫn là thầy vĩ đại nhất và khơi mào mọi thời đại. bởi vì, ông là hiện thân của sự khôn ngoan của Thiên Chúa, ông vẫn là hiện thân của sự khôn ngoan của Thiên Chúa và anh sẽ không bao giờ còn là hiện thân của sự khôn ngoan của Thiên Chúa hoặc bất thường. Oh! vâng, jesus christ là cũng là hình ảnh thu nhỏ của sự khôn ngoan của Thiên Chúa. nếu bạn không đồng tình với tôi. đi trước và đọc Kinh Thánh (matthew, nhãn hiệu, luke và john). cho, bạn sẽ chắc chắn và cuối cùng đồng tình với tôi QED.

  5. Francis Quarles:

    Socrates called beauty a short-lived tyranny; Plato, a privilege of nature; Theophrastus, a silent cheat; Theocritus, a delightful prejudice; Carneades, a solitary kingdom; Aristotle, that it was better than all the letters of recommendation in the world; Homer, that it was a glorious gift of nature; and Ovid, that it was favor bestowed by the gods.

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