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n, pl -men
1. a student or scholar
2. a bookseller


(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.
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
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Connie Bookman of Pensacola is executive director of Pathways for Change and the former executive director of The Christian Counseling Center and Pathways for Change program at Baptist Health Care.
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That last phrase made it into the bill at least in part because of a campaign by former Bar President Alan Bookman.
A US sprinter called Leo Bookman was given a public warning from the US Anti-Doping Agency yesterday for testing positive for banned substance salbutamol.
In this fourth in the Bookman mystery series, Laura Marshall confesses that she shot her husband.
Besides Wong, the other students are Leighna Baxter of Quartz Hill High, Alexandra Guzman of Paraclete High, Laura Bookman and Felicia Kaltz of Antelope Valley High, Alan Tepe and Benjamin Coleman-Levy of Lancaster High, Elliot Mork of Mojave High, and Rebecca Hicks and Ronalynn Ramos of Desert High.
Across the country in Florida's School District of Hillsborough County, chief business officer Mike Bookman insists on a performance bond.