What does anthropologist mean?

Definitions for anthropologist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anthropologist(noun)

    a social scientist who specializes in anthropology


  1. anthropologist(Noun)

    One who is versed in anthropology.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anthropologist(noun)

    one who is versed in anthropology


  1. Anthropologist

    An anthropologist is a person with an extensive knowledge of anthropology who uses this knowledge in their work, typically to solve anthropological problems. Anthropology is concerned with studying the subject matter of fields such as philosophical anthropology, archaeological anthropology, sociocultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, literary anthropology, as well as biological anthropology and forensic anthropology. There is a sense in which every human being is an anthropologist, if we accept a very humanistic and generous interpretation. This is to say that every human being is related to others and has a unique way of life. However, a more generally accepted interpretation in academia is that an anthropologist is one who has attained a Ph.D. in anthropology, teaches anthropology, has published literature in a field of anthropology in a peer-reviewed journal, or is widely accepted by other anthropologists as an anthropologist.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of anthropologist in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of anthropologist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Father Andrew SDC:

    When asked by an anthropologist what the Indians called America before the white man came, an Indian said simply, Ours.

  2. Lillian Veri:

    We did, a long time ago,( a trip to) Madagascar, we had a National Geographic photographer, an anthropologist, a marine biologist. National Geographic's like being at a university for a week. National Geographic you can't get anywhere else.

  3. Neil Postman:

    Because he did not have time to read every new book in his field, the great Polish anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski used a simple and efficient method of deciding which ones were worth his attention: Upon receiving a new book, he immediately checked the index to see if his name was cited, and how often. The more "Malinowski" the more compelling the book. No "Malinowski," and he doubted the subject of the book was anthropology at all.

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