Dictionary.com

anthroposophy

[ an-thruh-pos-uh-fee ]
/ ˌæn θrəˈpɒs ə fi /
Save This Word!

noun

a philosophy based on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925) which maintains that, by virtue of a prescribed method of self-discipline, cognitional experience of the spiritual world can be achieved.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!

Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of anthroposophy

From the German word Anthroposophie, dating back to 1910–15. See anthropo-, -sophy

OTHER WORDS FROM anthroposophy

an·thro·po·soph·i·cal [an-thruh-puh-sof-i-kuhl], /ˌæn θrə pəˈsɒf ɪ kəl/, an·thro·po·soph·ic, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for anthroposophy

anthroposophy
/ (ˌænθrəˈpɒsəfɪ) /

noun

the spiritual and mystical teachings of Rudolph Steiner, based on the belief that creative activities such as myth making, which formed a part of life in earlier times, are psychologically valuable, esp for educational and therapeutic purposes

Derived forms of anthroposophy

anthroposophic (ˌænθrəpəʊˈsɒfɪk), adjectiveanthroposophist, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK