Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of the works or thought of the philosopher Francis Bacon.
  • n. A follower of the doctrines of Francis Bacon.
  • n. One who believes in the Baconian theory.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Francis Bacon (1561-1626), English statesman and polymath, or his writings.
  • n. One who believes that Francis Bacon wrote the plays attributed to Shakespeare.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Lord Francis Bacon, or to his system of philosophy.
  • n. One who adheres to the philosophy of Lord Bacon.
  • n. One who maintains that Lord Bacon is the author of the works commonly attributed to Shakespeare.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to Francis Bacon, Baron Verulam, commonly called Lord Bacon: as, the Baconian philosophy.
  • n. An adherent of the Baconian philosophy.
  • n. One who holds the theory that Bacon wrote the plays usually attributed to Shakspere.

Etymologies

Bacon +‎ -ian (Wiktionary)

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  • Heehee!

    December 3, 2010

  • I used to live close to the Kensington public library in Liverpool, and above the doors was the following inscription:

    "Reading maketh a Full man,
    Conference a Ready man
    & Writing an Exact man." - Bacon

    Legend had it that at one time there had been a graffito appended reading "- a fat man".

    Pic here.

    December 3, 2010

  • One who believes in the Baconian theory (that everything is better with bacon).

    December 3, 2010