What does philosopher mean?

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fɪˈlɒs ə fərphiloso·pher

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. philosopher(noun)

    a specialist in philosophy

  2. philosopher(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. philosopher(Noun)

    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. Philosopher(noun)

    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. Philosopher(noun)

    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. Philosopher(noun)

    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. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    I am not a philosopher but a friend, who, with great love and care, wants to share his thoughts.

  2. Kedar Joshi:

    The world is truly beautiful solely in the eyes of a true philosopher.

  3. Unknown:

    A chinese philosopher once had a dream that he was a butterfly. From that day on, he was never quite certain that he was not a butterfly, dreaming that he was a man.

  4. William James:

    What every genuine philosopher (every genuine man, in fact) craves most is praise -- although the philosophers generally call it recognition!

  5. Latin Proverb:

    Keep quiet and people will think you a philosopher.

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