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Meaning of BOOKWORM

Pronunciation:  'bûk`wurm

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  someone who spends a great deal of time reading
  2. [n]  a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit
 

BOOKWORM is a 8 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: pedant, scholastic
 
 See Also: intellect, intellectual, purist, reader

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Book"worm`\, n.
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any larva of a beetle or moth, which is
   injurious to books. Many species are known.

2. A student closely attached to books or addicted to study;
   a reader without appreciation.

         I wanted but a black gown and a salary to be as mere
         a bookworm as any there.              --Pope.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bibliognost, bibliographer, biblioklept, bibliolater, bibliolatrist, bibliomane, bibliomaniac, bibliopegist, bibliophage, bibliophile, bibliophilist, bibliopole, bibliopolist, bibliotaph, bibliothec, bibliothecaire, bibliothecary, book agent, book collector, book printer, book publisher, book salesman, bookbinder, bookdealer, booklover, bookmaker, bookman, bookseller, book-stealer, cataloger, chief librarian, college editor, copy editor, curator, dictionary editor, editor, editor-in-chief, executive editor, failing student, greasy grind, grind, juvenile editor, librarian, library director, managing editor, mugger, overachiever, permissions editor, philobiblist, printer, production editor, publisher, reference editor, reference librarian, swotter, textbook editor, trade editor, underachiever
 

 

 

 

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