Definition of Socrates

1. Noun. Ancient Athenian philosopher; teacher of Plato and Xenophon (470-399 BC).

Generic synonyms: Athenian, Philosopher
Derivative terms: Socratic

Definition of Socrates

1. Proper noun. A Classical Greek philosopher. ¹

2. Proper noun. (Ancient Greek male given name) of mostly historical use. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Socrates

Society Islander
Society Islands
Society of Friends
Society of Jesus
Socinian
Socinianize
Socinianized
Socinianizes
Socinianizing
Socinians
Socinus
Socotra
Socotra begonia
Socotran
Socotrans
Socrates (current term)
Socratic
Socratic irony
Socratic method
Socratically
Socratics
Socratism
Socratist
Socratists
Socred
Socreds
Sod's Law
Sod's law
Sodano
Sodom

Literary usage of Socrates

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"In this form of question, however simple, the originality of Socrates is ... Socrates desired not only that men might know, but that they might know and do. ..."

2. A History of Philosophy: From Thales to the Present Time by Friedrich Ueberweg, George Sylvester Morris, Henry Boynton Smith, Noah Porter, Vincenzo Botta (1891)
"95 eeq., although the Platonic conception and representation of Socrates is here ... 92-94, and later •works relative to the mental development of Socrates, ..."

3. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1859)
"tin; ruins of the republic, each citizen was permitted to have two wives at the same time, and that Socrates took the benefit of this new law. ..."

4. Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology by Joseph Thomas (1901)
"The other prytanes yielded ; Socrates alone remained firm and unmoved by the ... Iv.) Socrates appears to have held no office in the government except that ..."

5. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1869)
"Two authors will supply me principally with what I have to say upon this subject, Plato and Xenophon, both disciples of Socrates. ..."

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