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.

Nearby words

  1. think through,
  2. think twice,
  3. think up,
  4. think-tank,
  5. thinkable,
  6. thinker, the,
  7. thinking,
  8. thinking cap,
  9. thinking through,
  10. thinkingly

Origin of thinker

First recorded in 1400–50, thinker is from the late Middle English word thenkare. See think1, -er1

Related formsnon·think·er, noun

Thinker, The


(French Le Penseur), a bronze statue (1879–89) by Rodin. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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