Materialist
Materialist Ma*te"ri*al*ist (m[.a]*t[=e]"r[i^]*al*[i^]st), n. [Cf. F. mat['e]rialiste.] 1. One who denies the existence of spiritual substances or agents, and maintains that spiritual phenomena, so called, are the result of some peculiar organization of matter. A believer in {philosophical materialism}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

2. One who holds to the existence of matter, as distinguished from the idealist, who denies it. --Berkeley. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • materialist — MATERIALÍST, Ă, materialişti, ste, s.m. şi f., adj. 1. s.m. şi f. Adept al materialismului (1). 2. adj. Care aparţine materialismului (1), care se referă la materialism, privitor la concepţiile materialismului. 3. adj., s.m. şi f …   Dicționar Român

  • Materialist — (lat.), Anhänger des Materialismus (s. d.); Detailhändler, Spezereihändler, der mit Materialwaren (s. d.) oder Spezereien handelt, auch soviel wie Drogist (s. Drogen) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Materialíst — Materialíst, Anhänger des Materialismus; auch Händler mit Materialwaren …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • materialist — (n.) 1660s and after in various philosophical and theological senses, on model of Fr. matérialiste, from MATERIAL (Cf. material) (n.) + IST (Cf. ist). Also Cf. MATERIALISM (Cf. materialism) …   Etymology dictionary

  • materialist — [mə tir′ē əlist] n. 1. a person who believes in MATERIALISM (sense 1) 2. a person characterized by MATERIALISM (sense 2) adj. of materialism or materialists materialistic adj. materialistically adv …   English World dictionary

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  • materialist — [[t]mətɪ͟əriəlɪst[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Materialist is used to describe things relating to the philosophy of materialism. ...the materialist view of nature and society …   English dictionary

  • Materialist — En materialist er en indehaver af en butik, hvor der kan købes kemikaler, farvestoffer med mere …   Danske encyklopædi

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  • materialist — materialism ► NOUN 1) a tendency to consider material possessions and physical comfort as more important than spiritual values. 2) Philosophy the doctrine that nothing exists except matter and its movements and modifications. DERIVATIVES… …   English terms dictionary

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