from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun One skilled in the use of words.
- noun One who favors words over ideas or substance.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who deals in words merely; one skilled in words; a literal adherent to or a minute critic of words; a literalist; a verbarian.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A literal adherent to, or a minute critic of, words; a literalist.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun One who possesses
- noun One who favors
wordsor the wordingof something over its meaning or the ideabehind it.
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