Philosopher

Definition of Philosopher

Phi`los´o`pher
n.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.
Philosopher's stone
an imaginary stone which the alchemists formerly sought as instrument of converting the baser metals into gold.

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