Definitions

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

  • Having a strong affinity or preference for; loving: philoprogenitive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A combining form from Gr. fi`los loving, fond of, attached to.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An element in many words of Greek origin or formation, representing a verb meaning ‘to love.’ See etymology, and words following.

Etymologies

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

Greek, from philos, beloved, loving.

Examples

  • Her question pleased him greatly and he gave her a marked copy, annotated with the chapters she should skim and those she should skip altogether, in order to provide her with an appropriate grounding in political philo- sophy, sociology and economics.

    The Guardian World News

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