from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun One versed in natural history, especially in zoology or botany.
- noun One who believes in and follows the tenets of naturalism.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who understands natural causes; one who is versed in natural science or philosophy; specifically, one who is versed in or devoted to natural history; in the most restricted sense, a zoölogist or botanist.
- noun One who holds the theological theory or doctrine of naturalism.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One versed in natural science; a student of natural history, esp. of the natural history of plants or animals; a botanist or zoologist.
- noun One who holds or maintains the doctrine of naturalism in religion.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun dated A person committed to studying
natureor natural history.
- noun philosophy A person who
believesin or advocatesthe tenets of philosophicalor methodological naturalism.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun an advocate of the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms
- noun a biologist knowledgeable about natural history (especially botany and zoology)
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I also think his work as a naturalist is very important, and this was a point I wanted to stress in Originthe absolutely critical urgency of respecting and caring for our planet.
Join naturalist Casey Pittrizzi to search for migratory birds that might be stopping by Meadowlark Gardens during migration season.
The statement does not say the naturalist is only capable of being justified in making inductions if the naturalist believes that theism is true, since that's a logically incoherent notion.
But the language of a naturalist is quite unique in regard to what he or she thinks is natural and what is not.
He was what philosophers call a naturalist, believing -- as did his acknowledged master, Spinoza -- that there is no distinction to be made between God and Nature and that perfection and reality are two names for the same thing.
French, as in English, naturalist means, of course, sim - ply student of nature, and the analogy between the writer and the naturalist, specifically the botanist and zoologist, was ready at hand.
Natural history must indeed be a godlike pursuit, if such a man as this can so adore it, people said; and the very definition and meaning of the word naturalist underwent a favorable alteration in the common mind.
11 Arabia, in the opinion of the naturalist, is the genuine and original country of the horse; the climate most propitious, not indeed to the size, but to the spirit and swiftness, of that generous animal.
He preferred to be called a naturalist or realist, and these terms fit him equally well.
A great help to the naturalist is a collection of pictures such as appear from time to time in periodicals.