Meaning of “bibliophile” in the English Dictionary


"bibliophile" in English

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bibliophilenoun [ C ]

us uk /ˈbɪə.faɪl/ formal

Examples from literature

  • He was also an eminent bibliophile, possessing a library of thirty thousand volumes. 
  • It is a process, as readers may know, not good for the book, and I thought the illustrious statesman and bibliophile looked a little embarrassed. 
  • Rachel, however, not being in the slightest degree a bibliophile, discerned no interest whatever in the title-page. 
  • The Court of Naples also might boast of some illustrious bibliophiles. 
  • Though no bibliophile himself, he was anxious that everything should be done that could promote the interests of literature. 

(Definition of “bibliophile” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)