Definition of Diogenes

1. Noun. An ancient Greek philosopher and Cynic who rejected social conventions (circa 400-325 BC).

Generic synonyms: Philosopher



Definition of Diogenes

1. n. A Greek Cynic philosopher (412?-323 B. C.) who lived much in Athens and was distinguished for contempt of the common aims and conditions of life, and for sharp, caustic sayings.

Definition of Diogenes

1. Proper noun. A Greek philosopher (c.412-c.323 BC). The most famous of Cynic philosophers. ¹

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Medical Definition of Diogenes

1. A Greek Cynic philosopher (412?-323 B. C) who lived much in Athens and was distinguished for contempt of the common aims and conditions of life, and for sharp, caustic sayings. Diogenes' crab, a species of terrestrial hermit crabs (Cenobita Diogenes), abundant in the West Indies and often destructive to crops. Diogenes' tub, the tub which the philosopher Diogenes is said to have carried about with him as his house, in which he lived. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Diogenes

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1. Classical (imaginary) Conversations: Greek, Roman, Modern by Walter Savage Landor, Graeme Mercer Adam (1901)
"diogenes. Nay, then, by Jupiter and this tub ! thou leavest three good ells of Milesian ... diogenes. Why not? Thou shouldst be the last man to doubt it. ..."

2. Dombey and Son. by Charles Dickens, Hablot Knight Browne (1848)
"But though diogenes was as ridiculous a dog as one would meet with on a ... And when diogenes, released, came tearing up the stairs and bouncing into the ..."

3. Wisconsin Journal of Education by Wisconsin Education Association Council, Wisconsin Education Association, Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction (1862)
"ANTISTHENES STRIKES diogenes. I fancy I see you friend diogenes, sometime before you wrote your article, "diogenes Gives a Solution to a Solution Question," ..."

4. La démocratie libérale by Thomas Hodgkin, Etienne Vacherot (1896)
"recognise him as master not only of Italy, but of diogenes Rome. 549- The garrison of Rome now consisted of three thousand ant of Rome. command- picked ..."

5. The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire by Edward Gibbon (1862)
"In the palace, diogenes was no more than the husband of Eudocia: in the camp, ... Their lances were fu uie u- j T» TA- • diogenes, x This city is mentioned ..."

6. History of Philosophy by Alfred Weber (1904)
"252 ff. ; [Ritter and Preller, pp. 172 if.: Burnet, pp. 301 f.; Schleiermacher, Ueber diogenes ran April- Ionia (Works, part TTI., vol. ..."

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