Definitions for: Philosopher


[n]
[n] a wise person who is calm and rational; someone who lives a life of reason with equanimity



Webster (1913) Definition: Phi*los"o*pher, n. [OE. philosophre, F.
philosophe, L. philosophus, Gr. ?; ? loving + ? wise. Cf.
Philosophy.]
1. One who philosophizes; one versed in, or devoted to,
philosophy.

Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of
the Stoics, encountered him. --Acts xvii.
18.

2. One who reduces the principles of philosophy to practice
in the conduct of life; one who lives according to the
rules of practical wisdom; one who meets or regards all
vicissitudes with calmness.

3. An alchemist. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Philosopher's stone, an imaginary stone which the
alchemists formerly sought as instrument of converting the
baser metals into gold.

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