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Meaning of ENCYCLOPEDIST

Pronunciation:  en`sIklu'peedist

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a person who compiles (or writes for) encyclopedias
 

ENCYCLOPEDIST is a 13 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: compiler
 
 See Also: author, writer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\En*cy`clo*pe"dist\, n. [Cf. F.
encyclop['e]diste.]
The compiler of an encyclopedia, or one who assists in such
compilation; also, one whose knowledge embraces the whole
range of the sciences.

{The Encyclopedists}, the writers of the great French
   encyclopedia which appeared in 1751-1772. The editors were
   Diderot and D'Alembert. Among the contributors were
   Voltaire and Rousseau.

 

 

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