a specialist in philosophy
a wise person who is calm and rational; someone who lives a life of reason with equanimity
A person devoted to studying and producing results in philosophy.
Philosophers spend a lot of time thinking, and less time living.
Origin: From or philosophe, from philosophus, from φίλος + σοφός, from σοφία + -er.
one who philosophizes; one versed in, or devoted to, philosophy
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
Origin: [OE. philosophre, F. philosophe, L. philosophus, Gr. filo`sofos; fi`los loving + sofo`s wise. Cf. Philosophy.]
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
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. philosophos—philos, a lover, sophos, wise.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
One who thinks in order to believe; one who formulates his prejudices and systematizes his ignorance.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
One who instead of crying over spilt milk consoles himself with the thought that it was over four-fifths water.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'philosopher' in Nouns Frequency: #2617
The numerical value of philosopher in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of philosopher in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Keep quiet and people will think you a philosopher.
Philosopher A lover of wisdom, which is to say, Truth.
Be an educator, bloom like a flower, be a philosopher.
There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it.
We sat down in front of the earth's great philosopher-the Fire.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- filòsofa, filòsofCatalan, Valencian
- filozof, mudrcCzech
- Philosoph, PhilosophinGerman
- filósofa, filósofoSpanish
- wiisgear, filosoofWestern Frisian
- feallsanachScottish Gaelic
- ទស្សនវិទូ, អ្នកទស្សនៈKhmer
- PhilosophLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- филозоф, философMacedonian
- filsuf, ahli falsafah, ahli fikirMalay
- filosfu, filosfaMaltese
- wijsgeer, filosofe, filosoofDutch
- filosofNorwegian Nynorsk
- filósofo, filósofaPortuguese
- yachay wayllukuqQuechua
- filozofkinja, filozofSerbo-Croatian
- mwanafalsafa, wasomiSwahili
- felsefeci, filozofTurkish
- hifilosopan, jifilosopan, filosopanVolapük
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