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[thing-ker] /ˈθɪŋ kər/
a person who thinks, as in a specified way or manner:
a slow thinker.
a person who has a well-developed faculty for thinking, as a philosopher, theorist, or scholar:
the great thinkers.
Origin of thinker
late Middle English
First recorded in 1400-50, thinker is from the late Middle English word thenkare. See think1, -er1
Related forms
nonthinker, noun

Thinker, The

French Le Penseur. a bronze statue (1879–89) by Rodin. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • People gave him credit for being a thinker much more than a painter.

    Self-Help Samuel Smiles
  • Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.

    Essays, First Series Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • But to the mind of the thinker they are all one—latent in one another—developed out of one another.

    Sophist Plato
  • No other thinker has ever dissected the human mind with equal patience and minuteness.

    Sophist Plato
  • I think faithfully—and I take the liberty to call myself a thinker.

    Under Western Eyes Joseph Conrad

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