from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A student of or specialist in philosophy.
- n. A person who lives and thinks according to a particular philosophy.
- n. A person who is calm and rational under any circumstances.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person devoted to studying and producing results in philosophy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who philosophizes; one versed in, or devoted to, philosophy.
- n. 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.
- n. An alchemist.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is devoted to the search for fundamental truth; in a restricted sense, one who is versed in or studies the metaphysical and moral sciences; a metaphysician.
- n. One who conforms his life to the principles of philosophy, especially to those of the Stoical school; one who lives according to reason or the rules of practical wisdom.
- n. An alchemist: so called with reference to the search for the philosopher's stone.
- n. One who deals in any magic art.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a specialist in philosophy
- n. a wise person who is calm and rational; someone who lives a life of reason with equanimity
Middle English philosophre, from alteration of Old French philosophe, from Latin philosophus, from Greek philosophos, lover of wisdom, philosopher : philo-, philo- + sophiā, knowledge, learning.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman or Middle French philosophe, from Latin philosophus, from Ancient Greek φίλος (philos, "beloved, loving") + σοφός (sophos, "wise"), from σοφία (sophia, "wisdom") + -er. (Wiktionary)