from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or characteristic of the tradition of philosophy founded by Zeno of Elea and Parmenides and holding the belief that there is one indivisible and unchanging reality.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or relating to a certain school of Ancient Greek philosophers who taught that the only certain science is that which owes nothing to the senses, and all to the reason.
- n. A philosopher of the Eleatic school.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a certain school of Greek philosophers who taught that the only certain science is that which owes nothing to the senses, and all to the reason.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to Elea (Latin Velia), an ancient Greek town in southern Italy or Magna Græcia; specifically, an epithet given to a school of Greek philosophy founded by Xenophanes of Colophon, who resided in Elea.
- n. An inhabitant of Elea.
- n. An adherent of the Eleatic philosophy.
Latin Eleāticus, from Greek Eleātikos, from Elea.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin eleaticus, from Elea (or Velia) in Italy. (Wiktionary)