Definition of Locke

1. Noun. English empiricist philosopher who believed that all knowledge is derived from sensory experience (1632-1704).

Exact synonyms: John Locke
Generic synonyms: Philosopher

Definition of Locke

1. Proper noun. (surname English A=An) ¹

2. Proper noun. (w John Locke) (1632 – 1704); an influential English philosopher of the Enlightenment and social contract theorist. ¹

3. Noun. (archaic spelling of lock) ¹

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Medical Definition of Locke

1. Frank S., British physiologist, 1871-1949. See: Locke's solutions, Locke-Ringer solution. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Locke

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1. History of Philosophy by Alfred Weber (1904)
"John locke THE author of the work criticised by Leibniz, JOHN LocKE,1 was.born at Wrington in Somersetshire. A fellow-countryman of Occam and the two Bacons ..."

2. History of Philosophy by Alfred Weber (1896)
"B., Isfl-J; Marion, J. locke, Paris, 1893. See also T. H Green's Introduction to Hume and the works pertaining to both locke and Leibniz, mentioned under ..."

3. The History of England from the Accession of James II. by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay (1849)
"John locke hated tyranny and persecution as a philosopher ; but his ... locke had, at Oxford, abstained from expressing any opinion on the politics of the ..."

4. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1909)
"locke also represents a reaction from the extravagant use of the Bible in ... The great tenet of religious toleration was put by locke on many grounds and ..."

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