What does socialist mean?

Definitions for socialist
ˈsoʊ ʃə lɪstso·cial·ist

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word socialist.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. socialistadjective

    a political advocate of socialism

  2. socialistic, socialistadjective

    advocating or following the socialist principles

    "socialistic government"


  1. socialistnoun

    One who practices or advocates socialism.

  2. socialistadjective

    Of, promoting, practicing, or characteristic of socialism.

  3. Socialistnoun

    A member of a party or political group that advocates socialism.

  4. Socialistadjective

    Of, belonging to, or constituting a party or political group that advocates socialism.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Socialistnoun

    one who advocates or practices the doctrines of socialism

  2. Socialistadjective

    alt. of Socialistic

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

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. socialist

    1. A person easily peeved. 2. In economics, a school of thought founded by Cain. 3. A man who, so far as he himself is concerned, considers a thing done when he has suggested it.

Editors Contribution

  1. socialist

    A citizen or person who supports socialism

    We have chosen to be socialist to ensure optimum health, human rights and world peace, it makes simple, intelligent and just sense

    Submitted by MaryC on May 22, 2021  
  2. socialist

    A form of politician or member of government that cocreates, experiences and provides policies, law and legislation using socialism

    Socialist policies, law and legislation cocreate optimum health, human rights and world peac

    Submitted by MaryC on May 22, 2021  
  3. socialist

    An organization, councillor, political party or politician that supports and chooses to cocreate, experience and provide socialism

    Socialist policies are simple, easy, effective and efficient to cocreate

    Submitted by MaryC on May 22, 2021  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'socialist' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3026

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'socialist' in Adjectives Frequency: #415

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of socialist in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of socialist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of socialist in a Sentence

  1. Fred Smoller:

    The polling is telling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that the American people don't care for President Donald Trump, but, boy, they do not want a socialist on the Democratic ticket, if you do get too far to the left, the Democrats could shoot themselves in the foot.

  2. Lewis Baldwin:

    Democratic Socialist was looking for more radical means of nonviolence.

  3. Daniel Pout:

    They seem very pragmatic, which to me does n’t seem Democratic Socialist, they have to almost be non-socialist in order to be popular.

  4. Abigail Spanberger:

    We need to not ever use the words' socialist' or' socialism' ever again. Because while people think it doesn't matter, it does matter. And we lost good members because of it.

  5. Chris Sununu:

    They came in and changed the rules to fit their agenda. You are seeing Republican governors as the last line of defense against not just a socialist agenda but true socialism, that's what is happening with the executive orders. The biggest thing hitting America is inflation. [ Treasury ] Secretary Janet Yellen said we'd have a bump in inflation. We are on the verge of hyper-inflation and supply chain issues.

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