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bibliophile

[ bib-lee-uh-fahyl, -fil ]

noun

  1. a person who loves or collects books, especially as examples of fine or unusual printing, binding, or the like.


bibliophile

/ ˈbɪblɪəˌfaɪl; ˈbɪblɪəfɪl; ˌbɪblɪˈɒfəˌlɪzəm /

noun

  1. a person who collects or is fond of books


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Derived Forms

  • bibliophilism, noun
  • ˌbibliˌophiˈlistic, adjective
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Other Words From

  • bibli·ophi·lism bibli·ophi·ly noun
  • bibli·ophi·listic bib·li·o·phil·ic [bib-lee-oh-, fil, -ik], adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of bibliophile1

First recorded in 1815–25; biblio- + -phile
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Example Sentences

What did he, a classically trained actor and bibliophile, really see in her?

This collection of books was sold to a French bibliophile for the tidy sum of forty thousand pounds, and is now in the Louvre.

Julius, with the true bibliophile's interest in all originals, examined his find carefully.

He had laboriously saved his pennies, and had, with the magic of the bibliophile, turned them into rare volumes!

According to the learned Doctor Morton, these were just the things that the rich bibliophile demanded!

For over six months the forlorn bibliophile remained away from the Lady of the Breviary.

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