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Definitions for naturalist
ˈnætʃ ər ə lɪst, ˈnætʃ rə-nat·u·ral·ist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. naturalistnoun

    an advocate of the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms

  2. naturalist, natural scientistnoun

    a biologist knowledgeable about natural history (especially botany and zoology)


  1. naturalistnoun

    One versed in natural science; a student of natural history, esp. of the natural history of plants or animals; a botanist or zoologist.


  1. naturalistnoun

    A person committed to studying nature or natural history.

  2. naturalistnoun

    A person who believes in or advocates the tenets of philosophical or methodological naturalism.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Naturalistnoun

    A student in physicks, or natural philosophy.

    Etymology: from natural.

    Admirable artifice! wherewith Galen, tho’ a mere naturalist, was so taken, that he could not but adjudge the honour of a hymn to the wise creator. More.

    It is not credible, that the naturalist could be deceived in his account of a place that lay in the neighbourhood of Rome. Joseph Addison, on Italy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Naturalistnoun

    one versed in natural science; a student of natural history, esp. of the natural history of animals

  2. Naturalistnoun

    one who holds or maintains the doctrine of naturalism in religion

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. naturaliste.]

Editors Contribution

  1. naturalist

    Naturalist (noun) a person who studies plants and animals.

    Naturalist the one who advocates or practices naturalism.

    Submitted by pinkss5 on September 16, 2015  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of naturalist in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of naturalist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of naturalist in a Sentence

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Science does not know its debt to imagination. Goethe did not believe that a great naturalist could exist without this faculty.

  2. Nate Sanders:

    These original manuscripts reveal Darwin's extraordinary interest in biological life and what today we'd call biodiversity. Darwin's attention to detail demonstrates his talent as a scientist and a naturalist.

  3. Andrew Tilker:

    There was no reason to think that it was extinct, but at the same time, we didnt know that it wasnt extinct, no scientist or naturalist had any idea whether it was still out there.

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  • Naturalistin, Naturalist, Naturforscher, NaturforscherinGerman
  • naturalisti, luonnontieteilijäFinnish
  • naturalisteFrench
  • натуралист, природонаучник, природњакMacedonian
  • natuurvorserDutch
  • hinatiman, natiman, jinatiman, natihivestigan, nativestigan, natijivestiganVolapük
  • 博物Chinese

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    • A. lumberman
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