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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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'philosopher' in Nouns Frequency: #2617

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    The numerical value of philosopher in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

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    The numerical value of philosopher in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of philosopher in a Sentence

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    When Sun-Tzu said "Every Battle Is Won Before It Is Ever Fought.", he highlighted the absolute importance of Planning that can lead to positive result in subsequent Execution. In other words, Execution can be excellent, only when Planning is perfect. Also important is the planning for most contingencies, which is exactly what a best General or a savvy Manager does. When it doesn't happen, you would see even the best planning lose, and competitor's with mere average planning win. It's interesting to realize that these spupreme strategies were thought about, and explained 2500 years ago, by Sun-Tzu, outstanding Chinese military general, visionary strategist and great philosopher. Amazing!

  2. Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU:

    Philosopher, observer, scholar of our time; Original creator accepting no blunders, Emphasizing the gala of the pen, he ponders The tomes of literary jewels for life's rime!”

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Tolerance is prerogative of humanity. In my view, when we think that ours is the only true path to righteousness, we inadvertently force ourselves to judging others with our own yardstick, and walking in the territory of arrogance. Interestingly, the roads that lead to righteousness and arrogance though seem to run in parallel, may intersect each other at several points in our lives. We cannot differentiate between these two roads easily, unless we understand that the road to righteousness is paved with the love of humanity, while the road to arrogance is paved with the love of self. Being tolerant to various beliefs, colors, cultures, races, genders, sexual orientations, and ethnicities etc has become extremely important in the world filled with discrimination, prejudice, and supremacy etc. As the French Philosopher Voltaire said it correctly "La tolérance, c'est l'apanage de l'humanité" - i.e. Tolerance is prerogative of humanity. We believe that Tolerance will surely make our world a better place.

  4. H.L. Mencken:

    Philosophy consists very largely of one philosopher arguing that all others are jackasses. He usually proves it, and I should add that he also usually proves that he is one himself.

  5. Ambrose Gwinett Bierce:

    All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher.

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