philosopher Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “philosopher” in the English Dictionary

"philosopher" in British English

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philosophernoun [C]

uk   /fɪˈlɒs.ə.fər/  us   /-ˈlɑː.sə.fɚ/
B2 someone who ​studies or writes about the ​meaning of ​life: Plato was a ​Greek philosopher.
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(Definition of philosopher from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “philosopher”
in Arabic فَيلَسوف…
in Korean 철학자…
in Portuguese filósofo…
in Catalan filòsof -a…
in Japanese 哲学者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 哲学家…
in Turkish filozof, düşünür…
in Russian философ…
in Chinese (Traditional) 哲學家…
in Italian filosofo, -a…
in Polish filozof…
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