Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a thinking place
  • n. an establishment devoted to education or study

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as phrontisterion.

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

  • n. an establishment for study and learning (sometimes including modern universities)

Etymologies

Ancient Greek φροντιστήριον (phrontistērion), from φροντιστής (phrontistēs, "a thinker"), from φρονέω (phroneō, "to think"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • (Galimatious - nonsense, pilgarlick - a poor wretch, phrontistery - thinking place, tintinabulate - ring or call).

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  • Galimatious - nonsense, pilgarlick - a poor wretch, phrontistery - thinking place, tintinabulate - ring or call).

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  • I agree, OC--love that website.

    October 6, 2007

  • A study place. Great website too - www.phrontistery.info - has some of the best and rare words posted there

    October 6, 2007