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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Philosopher  \Phi*los"o*pher\,  n.  [OE.  philosophre,  F. 
  philosophe,  L.  philosophus  Gr  ?;  ?  loving  +  ?  wise.  Cf 
  1.  One  who  philosophizes;  one  versed  in  or  devoted  to 
  Then  certain  philosophers  of  the  Epicureans,  and  of 
  the  Stoics,  encountered  him  --Acts  xvii. 
  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.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
  {Philosopher's  stone},  an  imaginary  stone  which  the 
  alchemists  formerly  sought  as  instrument  of  converting  the 
  baser  metals  into  gold. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  specialist  in  philosophy 
  2:  a  wise  person  who  is  calm  and  rational;  someone  who  lives  a 
  life  of  reason  with  equanimity 

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