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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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Pathways for Change CEO Connie Bookman, a public member of The Florida Bar Foundation board, has worked closely with Melissa Moss, the Foundation's deputy director for strategic initiatives, to bring together the team that is collaborating on the project.
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American Collectors CEO Jill Bookman said the sponsorship "demonstrates our continued support of the hobby.
George Bookman newspaper reporter journalist and a man who once occupied the bathroom stall next to the Duke of Windsor completed his memoir in 2002 at age ninety-four.
Jay Bookman, editorial page writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, is the 2008 recipient of the $75,000 Eugene C.
MCN's CEO Marc Bookman and several members of the MCN management team are now based full-time in Japan.
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But my Atlanta Journal-Constitution colleague Jay Bookman has lots of sources among currently serving military officers who don't want to fall by the wayside like the generals in Vietnam did, kept pushing a war that they knew was lost.
That last phrase made it into the bill at least in part because of a campaign by former Bar President Alan Bookman.
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