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Meaning of PHILOSOPHER

Pronunciation:  fi'lâsufur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  
  2. [n]  a wise person who is calm and rational; someone who lives a life of reason with equanimity
 

PHILOSOPHER is a 11 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: 1st Baron Verulam, Abelard, aesthetician, Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius, Aristotle, Auguste Comte, Bacon, Baron Verulam, Bentham, Bergson, Berkeley, Bishop Berkeley, Boethius, Bruno, Buber, Cassirer, Cleanthes, Comte, Confucius, David Hartley, David Hume, Democritus, Denis Diderot, Derrida, Descartes, Dewey, Diderot, Diogenes, eclectic, eclecticist, Edmund Husserl, Empedocles, empiricist, Epicurus, epistemologist, Ernst Cassirer, Ernst Heinrich Haeckel, esthetician, ethician, ethicist, existentialist, Francis Bacon, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, George Berkeley, Giordano Bruno, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, gymnosophist, Haeckel, Hartley, Hegel, Heidegger, Henri Bergson, Henri Louis Bergson, Heraclitus, Herbart, Herder, Hobbes, human, Hume, Husserl, Hypatia, Immanuel Kant, individual, intellect, intellectual, Isidore Auguste Marie Francois Comte, Jacques Derrida, James, Jeremy Bentham, Johann Friedrich Herbart, Johann Gottfried von Herder, John Dewey, Kant, Kierkegaard, Kung futzu, Lao-tse, Lao-tzu, Lao-zi, Leibnitz, Leibniz, libertarian, Martin Buber, Martin Heidegger, mechanist, moralist, mortal, nativist, necessitarian, person, Peter Abelard, Pierre Abelard, pluralist, realist, Rene Descartes, somebody, someone, Soren Aabye Kierkegaard, Soren Kierkegaard, soul, Stoic, Thomas Hobbes, transcendentalist, Viscount St. Albans, William James, yogi

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Phi*los"o*pher\, n. [OE. philosophre, F.
philosophe, L. philosophus, Gr. ?; ? loving + ? wise. Cf.
{Philosophy}.]
1. One who philosophizes; one versed in, or devoted to,
   philosophy.

         Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of
         the Stoics, encountered him.          --Acts xvii.
                                               18.

2. 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.

3. An alchemist. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

{Philosopher's stone}, an imaginary stone which the
   alchemists formerly sought as instrument of converting the
   baser metals into gold.

 
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