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Philistine (a person who is guided by materialism and is disdainful of intellectual or artistic values) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Kaplan GRE Exam Vocabulary in a Box, which includes 500 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

Definition of the noun philistine

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noun - plural:

  • philistine: philistines
  • Philistine: Philistines

  1. a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits
  2. a member of an Aegean people who settled ancient Philistia around the 12th century BC

Definition of the adjective philistine

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adjective

  1. of or relating to ancient Philistia or its culture or its people
  2. smug and ignorant and indifferent or hostile to artistic and cultural values

Alternative definition of the adjective philistine

adjective

  1. Of or pertaining to the ancient Philistines.
  2. Lacking appreciation of culture; also philistine.

adjective

  1. Lacking in appreciation for art or culture

Group

Philistine is a musical group.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Philistine

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Google previewPalestine (1871)

Its Holy Sites and Sacred Story by John Tillotson

The word Philistine means stranger, ...

Google previewThe First Book of Moses, Called Genesis (1885)

by Edward Hayes Plumptre, Charles John Ellicott

The word Philistine means emigrant, and is translated alien, foreigner, by the LXX. We are here told that they came into Palestine as colonists from the Casluhim ; but in Jer. xlvii. 4, Amos ix. 7, they are described as a colony from Caphtor.

Google previewPalestine Its Holy Sites and Sacred Story by John Tillotson (1871)

by John arcivescovo di Canterbury Tillotson (arcivescovo di Canterbury)

The word Philistine means stranger, ...

Google previewHistory of Palestine and the Holy Land (1875)

The word Philistine means stranger, ...

Google previewThe Land and Its Story; Or, The Sacred Historical Geography of Palestine (1869)

by Nathaniel Clark Burt

The word Philistine means stranger, and it appears that the Philistines were not the first settlers of the country, but were immigrants or invaders. Whether they came from Egypt, or from Asia Minor, or from the island of Crete, has been much ...

Google previewAn Old Testament commentary for English readers (1897)

The word Philistine means emigrant, and is translated alien, foreigner, by the LXX. The Descendants of Canaan. Pathrusiin ...

Google previewAn Old Testament commentary for English readers, by various writers, ed. by C.J. Ellicott (1882)

by Charles John Ellicott (bp. of Gloucester)

The word Philistine means emigrant, and is translated alien, foreigner, by the LXX. The Descendants of Canaan. Pathrusim ...

Google previewLittle Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins (2014)

by Julia Cresswell

philistine. In biblical times, during the 11th and 12th centuries bc, Philistines were a people occupying the southern coast of Palestine. They frequently came into conflict with the Israelites. The first book of Samuel tells the story of David and ...

Google previewEerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000)

by David Noel Freedman, Allen C. Myers, Astrid B. Beck

Under Esarhaddon the Philistine cities were reduced to vassals of Assyria (cf. ANET, 291). Although Egypt under Pharaoh Neco II reasserted control over Philistine territory in 612, the end for the Philistines came in 604 with the attack of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Religious Knowledge, for Popular and Professional Use (1885)

Comprising Full Information on Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Subjects. With Several Hundred Maps and Illustrations by Lyman Abbott

The Philistine country lay within the limits of the Promised Land ; and the Israelites ought to have possessed themselves of it. Indeed, it was actually assigned (some of the principal towns being specified) to Ju- dah and Dan. But the opportunity ...

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Witticism. A sharp and clever remark, usually quoted and seldom noted; what the Philistine is pleased to call a joke. (Ambrose Bierce)
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Scrabble value of P3H4I1L1I1S1T1I1N1E1

The value of this 10-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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