Dictionary.com

bibliophile

[ bib-lee-uh-fahyl, -fil ]
/ ˈbɪb li əˌfaɪl, -fɪl /
Save This Word!

noun

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

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
Question 1 of 7
Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?
Also bib·li·oph·i·list [bib-lee-of-uh-list]. /ˌbɪb liˈɒf ə lɪst/.

Origin of bibliophile

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

OTHER WORDS FROM bibliophile

bib·li·oph·i·lism, bib·li·oph·i·ly, nounbib·li·oph·i·lis·tic, bib·li·o·phil·ic [bib-lee-oh-fil-ik], /ˌbɪb li oʊˈfɪl ɪk/, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for bibliophile

British Dictionary definitions for bibliophile

bibliophile

bibliophil (ˈbɪblɪəfɪl)

/ (ˈbɪblɪəˌfaɪl) /

noun

a person who collects or is fond of books

Derived forms of bibliophile

bibliophilism (ˌbɪblɪˈɒfəˌlɪzəm), nounbibliophilistic, adjective
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
See Today's Synonym