What does economist mean?

Definitions for economistɪˈkɒn ə mɪst

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. economist, economic expert(noun)

    an expert in the science of economics


  1. economist(Noun)

    An expert in economics, especially one who studies economic data and extracts higher-level information or proposes theories.

  2. economist(Noun)

    One concerned with political economy.

  3. economist(Noun)

    One who manages a household.

  4. economist(Noun)

    One who economizes, or manages domestic or other concerns with frugality; one who expends money, time, or labor, judiciously, and without waste.

  5. Origin: From économiste

Webster Dictionary

  1. Economist(noun)

    one who economizes, or manages domestic or other concerns with frugality; one who expends money, time, or labor, judiciously, and without waste

  2. Economist(noun)

    one who is conversant with political economy; a student of economics

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. conomiste.]


  1. Economist

    An economist is a professional in the social science discipline of economics. The individual may also study, develop, and apply theories and concepts from economics and write about economic policy. Within this field there are many sub-fields, ranging from the broad philosophical theories to the focused study of minutiae within specific markets, macroeconomic analysis, microeconomic analysis or financial statement analysis, involving analytical methods and tools such as econometrics, statistics, economics computational models, financial economics, mathematical finance and mathematical economics.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'economist' in Nouns Frequency: #2197


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of economist in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of economist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Paul McCracken:

    I am not an Economist. I am an honest man!

  2. Alfred A. Knopf:

    An economist is a man who states the obvious in terms of the incomprehensible.

  3. Laurence J. Peter:

    An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.

  4. Peter Drucker:

    In all recorded history there has not been one economist who has had to worry about where the next meal would come from.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    There is not much difference between an economist and a palmist because of the similarity of the success ratio of the predictions of both.

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