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[thing-ker] /ˈθɪŋ kər/
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.
Origin of thinker
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English thenkare. See think1, -er1
Related forms
nonthinker, noun

Thinker, The

French Le Penseur. a bronze statue (1879–89) by Rodin. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Of his rank as a thinker and a preacher I am not a qualified judge, but he surely was great of heart and strong of mind.

    A Backward Glance at Eighty Charles A. Murdock
  • People gave him credit for being a thinker much more than a painter.

    Self-Help Samuel Smiles
  • She craved to be regarded as a thinker, without having thought.

    Notwithstanding Mary Cholmondeley
  • Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.

    Essays, First Series Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • It takes a thinker to get so immersed in his own affairs of the brain as to get caught that way.

    Old Plymouth Trails Winthrop Packard

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