Definition of Maven

1. Noun. Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field.

Exact synonyms: Ace, Adept, Champion, Genius, Hotshot, Mavin, Sensation, Star, Superstar, Virtuoso, Whiz, Whizz, Wiz, Wizard
Generic synonyms: Expert
Specialized synonyms: Track Star
Derivative terms: Ace, Adept, Star, Virtuoso



Definition of Maven

1. Noun. (Chiefly American English) A self-styled expert in a given field. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Maven

1. mavin [n -S] - See also: mavin

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Literary usage of Maven

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1. On the South African Frontier: The Adventures and Observations of an by William Harvey Brown (1899)
"THE maven Kafirs, too cowardly to meet us in fair battle when we visited their stronghold in May, had, after our departure, executed a counter-move which ..."

2. Hacking College by Dean Kohrs (2006)
"maven is another term I borrow from Malcolm Gladwell but he is already borrowing it ... maven is a Yiddish term that means -- one who accumulates knowledge. ..."

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