UK [ˈklæsɪsɪst] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "classicist":
singular classicist plural classicists
1) someone who studies classics
2) art, literature an artist or writer whose work is based on the principles of classicism

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Classicist — Clas si*cist, n. One learned in the classics; an advocate for the classics. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • classicist — ► NOUN 1) a person who studies Classics. 2) a follower of classicism …   English terms dictionary

  • classicist — [klas′əsist] n. 1. an advocate of the principles of classicism 2. a student of or specialist in ancient Greek and Roman literature 3. one who advocates the teaching of Greek and Latin in the schools …   English World dictionary

  • classicist — [[t]klæ̱sɪsɪst[/t]] classicists 1) N COUNT A classicist is someone who studies the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations, especially their languages, literature, and philosophy. 2) N COUNT In the arts, especially in architecture, a classicist is… …   English dictionary

  • classicist — noun Date: 1830 1. an advocate or follower of classicism 2. a classical scholar • classicistic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • classicist — /klas euh sist/, n. 1. an adherent of classicism in literature or art (contrasted with romanticist). 2. an authority on the classics; a classical scholar. 3. a person who advocates study of the ancient Greek and Roman classics. Also, classicalist …   Universalium

  • classicist — noun a) a classical scholar, especially one who studies ancient Greek and Latin language and culture b) a follower of classicism …   Wiktionary

  • classicist — Synonyms and related words: Jonathan Oldbuck, Miniver Cheevy, Pre Raphaelite, academician, antiquarian, antiquary, antique collector, antique dealer, antique car collector, archaeologist, archaist, bookman, clerk, colossus of knowledge, dryasdust …   Moby Thesaurus

  • classicist — clas|si|cist [ˈklæsısıst] n someone who studies ↑classics …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • classicist — clas|si|cist [ klæsısıst ] noun count 1. ) someone who studies classics 2. ) an artist or writer whose work is based on the principles of classicism …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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