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n, pl -men
1. a student or scholar
2. a bookseller
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(ˈbʊk mən, -ˌmæn)

n., pl. -men (-mən, -ˌmɛn)
1. a person whose occupation is creating, selling or publishing books.
2. a studious or learned person; scholar.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bookman - a learned person (especially in the humanities)bookman - a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
intellectual, intellect - a person who uses the mind creatively
academician, schoolman - a scholar who is skilled in academic disputation
alumna, alumnus, graduate, grad, alum - a person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university)
Arabist - a scholar who specializes in Arab languages and culture
bibliographer - someone trained in compiling bibliographies
bibliophile, book lover, booklover - someone who loves (and usually collects) books
Kabbalist, Cabalist - a student of the Jewish Kabbalah
Dr., doctor - a person who holds Ph.D. degree (or the equivalent) from an academic institution; "she is a doctor of philosophy in physics"
goliard - a wandering scholar in medieval Europe; famed for intemperance and riotous behavior and the composition of satirical and ribald Latin songs
historian, historiographer - a person who is an authority on history and who studies it and writes about it
humanist - a classical scholar or student of the liberal arts
learned person, pundit, savant, initiate - someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
Islamist - a scholar who knowledgeable in Islamic studies
licentiate - holds a license (degree) from a (European) university
Masorete, Masorite, Massorete - a scholar who is expert on the Masorah (especially one of the Jewish scribes who contributed to the Masorah)
master - someone who holds a master's degree from academic institution
mujtihad - an Islamic scholar who engages in ijtihad, the effort to derive rules of divine law from Muslim sacred texts
musicologist - a student of musicology
bookworm, pedant, scholastic - a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit
philomath - a lover of learning
philosopher - a specialist in philosophy
post doc, postdoc - a scholar or researcher who is involved in academic study beyond the level of a doctoral degree
reader - a person who enjoys reading
Renaissance man - a scholar during the Renaissance who (because knowledge was limited) could know almost everything about many topics
generalist, Renaissance man - a modern scholar who is in a position to acquire more than superficial knowledge about many different interests; "a statistician has to be something of a generalist"
salutatorian, salutatory speaker - a graduating student with the second highest academic rank; may deliver the opening address at graduation exercises
scholiast - a scholar who writes explanatory notes on an author (especially an ancient commentator on a classical author)
medieval Schoolman, Schoolman - a scholar in one of the universities of the Middle Ages; versed in scholasticism
Shakespearean, Shakespearian - a Shakespearean scholar
Sinologist - a student of Chinese history and language and culture
theologian, theologiser, theologist, theologizer - someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology
valedictorian, valedictory speaker - the student with the best grades who usually delivers the valedictory address at commencement
Vedist - a scholar of or an authority on the Vedas
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
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