Meaning of “philosopher” in the English Dictionary

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"philosopher" in British English

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philosophernoun [ C ]

uk /fɪˈlɒs.ə.fər/ us /fɪˈlɑː.sə.fɚ/

B2 someone who studies or writes about the meaning of life:

Plato was a Greek philosopher.

More examples

  • an existentialist philosopher
  • Existentialism was really an umbrella term to lump together the works of several philosophers and writers.

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