verb (used with object), con·tem·plat·ed, con·tem·plat·ing.
verb (used without object), con·tem·plat·ed, con·tem·plat·ing.
- contemplative order,
Origin of contemplate
Examples from the Web for contemplator
Thine age survives the youth of all; and the Final Day shall find thee still the contemplator of our tombs.Zanoni|Edward Bulwer Lytton
I am therefore simply a contemplator of the world; the only act which is peculiarly mine is contemplation.A History of Philosophy in Epitome|Albert Schwegler
When the contemplator of evil deeds begins also to contemplate consequences, reason is beginning to resume her sway.A Maid of the Silver Sea|John Oxenham
You know the sentiments with which you have inspired the Contemplator of Nature.New observations on the natural history of bees|Francis Huber
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for contemplate
1590s, from Latin contemplatus, past participle of contemplari "survey, observe" (see contemplation). Related: Contemplated; contemplating.