from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Socrates 470?-399 B.C. Greek philosopher whose indefatigable search for ethical knowledge challenged conventional mores and led to his trial and execution on charges of impiety and corrupting the youth. Although Socrates wrote nothing, his method of question and answer is captured in the dialogues of Plato, his greatest pupil.
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- proper n. A Classical Greek philosopher.
- proper n. A male given name of mostly historical use.
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- n. ancient Athenian philosopher; teacher of Plato and Xenophon (470-399 BC)
From Ancient Greek Σωκράτης (Sōkratēs). (Wiktionary)