Definitions for: Materialist

[n] someone who thinks that nothing exists but physical matter
[n] someone with great regard for worldly possessions

Webster (1913) Definition: Ma*te"ri*al*ist, n. [Cf. F. mat['e]rialiste.]
1. One who denies the existence of spiritual substances or
agents, and maintains that spiritual phenomena, so called,
are the result of some peculiar organization of matter.

2. One who holds to the existence of matter, as distinguished
from the idealist, who denies it. --Berkeley.

Synonyms: irreligionist

See Also: capitalist, disbeliever, nonbeliever, unbeliever

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