Meaning of philosopher

phi•los•o•pher

Pronunciation: (fi-los'u-fur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who offers views or theories on profound questions in ethics, metaphysics, logic, and other related fields.
  2. a person who is deeply versed in philosophy.
  3. a person who establishes the central ideas of some movement, cult, etc.
  4. a person who regulates his or her life, actions, judgments, utterances, etc., by the light of philosophy or reason.
  5. a person who is rationally or sensibly calm, esp. under trying circumstances.
  6. an alchemist or occult scientist.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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