Definitions

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

  • noun Any of the leading philosophical, political, and social writers of the 18th-century French Enlightenment.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See philosoph.

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

  • noun rare A philosophaster; a philosopher.

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

  • noun any of the leading philosophers or intellectuals of the 18th century French Enlightenment.
  • noun pejorative an incompetent philosopher; a philosophaster.

Etymologies

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

[French, from Old French, philosopher; see philosopher.]

Examples

  • At eleven, Monsieur Vigo and I were talking "philosophe" over a wonderful breakfast under the awning, as we dropped down between the forest-lined shores of the Ohio.

    Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Winston Churchill

  • At eleven, Monsieur Vigo and I were talking "philosophe" over a wonderful breakfast under the awning, as we dropped down between the forest-lined shores of the Ohio.

    The Crossing

  • At eleven, Monsieur Vigo and I were talking "philosophe" over a wonderful breakfast under the awning, as we dropped down between the forest-lined shores of the Ohio.

    The Crossing

  • '' 'Denis Diderot' '' (1713-1784) was a French intellectual ( "[[philosophe]]") and philosopher, and a major organizer and leader of the [[Enlightenment]].

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • '' 'Denis Diderot' '' (1713-1784) was a French intellectual ( "[[philosophe]]") and philosopher, and a major organizer and leader of the [[Enlightenment]].

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • '' 'Denis Diderot' '' (1713-1784) was a French intellectual ( "[[philosophe]]") and philosopher, and a major organizer and leader of the [[Enlightenment]].

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • '' 'Denis Diderot' '' (1713-1784) was a French intellectual ( "[[philosophe]]") and philosopher, and a major organizer and leader of the [[Enlightenment]].

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • According to the 19th-century food philosophe Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, discovering a new dish "does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star."

    A Chef Opens His Recipe Box

  • I swear, I could sit and read her all day, this frail philosophe, sounded see-mone vey.

    Three Women

  • Long before reading Cass Sunstein as a risk-expert, I read him as a jurisprudential philosophe.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Further to Andrew Ferguson on Behavioral Economics

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