Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In old English law, one who held bookland.
- n. A studious or learned man; a scholar; a student; hence, one who is more familiar with books than with men and things.
- n. One who held bookland.
- n. A studious or learned man; a scholar; a student; one who is more familiar with books than with men and things.
- n. One who sells or publishes books; a bookseller.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A studious man; a scholar.
- n. a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
- From Middle English bocman, from Old English bōcmann ("bookman, a holder of bookland"), equivalent to book + man. (Wiktionary)
“Take the word bookman, B-O-O-K-M-A-N, change one letter in it and rearrange the result to name a famous person who wrote books.”
“I said take the word bookman, B-O-O-K-M-A-N, change one letter in it, and rearrange the result to name a famous person who wrote books.”
“My bookman is a fab cook and makes a mean cup of coffee and I can knit you warm woolly socks.”
“The bookman is the only one that actually gives translations of the various tenses including pluperfect subjunctive.”
“Early nineteenth-century phenomena such as bibliomania and the figure of the "bookman" helped to spark a widespread awareness of books as printed objects and an interest in the physical dimensions of the readerly relationship to them.”
“Romantic familiar essay (e.g. William Hazlitt, Leigh Hunt) and, on the other, of the career of Thomas Frognall Dibdin, prolific bibliographer and premier bibliomaniac, whose reception underlines the way in which the figure of the "bookman" helped to destabilize the divisions organizing the intellectual field.”
“Mahomedans, and have attained to a remarkable degree of civilization, under the influence of a law that no 'bookman”
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“John Latimer Smith, who has died aged 73, was the kind of consummate "bookman" rarely found in today's publishing sectors.”
“The term "bookman" may seem old-fashioned (and does not admit of "bookwomen"), but it aptly describes a man whose devotion to the world of books and writing extended far beyond his primary occupation as a bookseller.”
“They contacted the only bookman they knew: Nicholas Basbanes.”
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