Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person skilled in geometry.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One skilled in geometry; a geometrician; hence, a mathematician in general.
  • noun A gager.
  • noun In entomology, properly, a larva of any moth of the family Geometridæ; loosely, any larva which is destitute of ventral prolegs, and walks by alternately extending the body and contracting it in the form of a loop with the two ends drawn together.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One skilled in geometry; a geometrician; a mathematician.
  • noun (Zoöl.) Any species of geometrid moth; a geometrid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A mathematician who specializes in geometry.
  • noun zoology Any species of geometrid moth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a mathematician specializing in geometry

Etymologies

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

[From Latin geōmetrēs, geometrician; see geometrid.]

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  • From the tweets:

    “Ya'll hear about the geometer who went to the beach to catch some rays and became a tangent ?”

    --@HatianMiner

    July 30, 2012