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- n. One who held bookland.
- n. A studious or learned man; a scholar; a student; one who is more familiar with books than with men and things.
- n. One who sells or publishes books; a bookseller.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A studious man; a scholar.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In old English law, one who held bookland.
- n. A studious or learned man; a scholar; a student; hence, one who is more familiar with books than with men and things.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
From Middle English bocman, from Old English bōcmann ("bookman, a holder of bookland"), equivalent to book + man. (Wiktionary)