Definition of Polymath

1. Noun. A person of great and varied learning.

Generic synonyms: Initiate, Learned Person, Pundit, Savant



Definition of Polymath

1. Noun. A person with extraordinarily broad and comprehensive knowledge. ¹

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Definition of Polymath

1. a person of great and varied learning [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polymath

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polymath (current term)
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Literary usage of Polymath

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1. Some Account of the English Stage: From the Restoration in 1660 to 1830 by John Genest (1832)
"... Calliope (daughter to polymath) = Miss Henry :—acted 11 or 12 times—Versatile and Calliope are mutually in love—polymath is so romantic as to object to ..."

2. Cumberland's British Theatre: With Remarks, Biographical & Critical. Printed by Thomas Dolby, George Damiel, D. G., G. D., John Cumberland (1826)
"Oui, et monsieur polymath, de cfile'bre pein- tre? Ver. Yes ; but they're both gone out. Pir. Ah ha, monsieur: ve know ver veil dat all de two is no more as ..."

3. A Vocabulary of the Philosophical Sciences: Including the Vocabulary of by William Fleming, Henry Calderwood (1878)
"Leib- nit/., after Aristotle, is the polymath of the greatest genius that ever lived. He united the greatest, the most penetrating power of intellect with ..."

4. A Vocabulary of the Philosophical Sciences.: (Including the Vocabulary of by William Fleming, Henry Calderwood (1881)
"Democritus, the younger, was the greatest polymath before Aristotle," " Leibnitz, after Aristotle, is the polymath of the greatest genius that ever lived. ..."

5. A Short History of Greek Literature from Homer to Julian by Wilmer Cave France Wright (1907)
"He was a polymath, an encyclopaedist as indefatigable, as insatiable in the ... But he was not a mere polymath, as were so many of the Alexandrians. ..."

6. A Short History of Greek Literature from Homer to Julian by Wilmer Cave France Wright (1907)
"He was a polymath, an encyclopaedist as indefatigable, as insatiable in the ... But he was not a mere polymath, as were so many of the Alexandrians. ..."

7. Lectures on the Philosophy of Kant and Other Philosophical Lectures & Essays by Henry Sidgwick (1905)
"The philosopher may not succeed in this, but the polymath—as you call him—does not try." "Well," he said, "I rather fear that your philosopher will get ..."

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