3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Philistine \Phi*lis"tine\, noun [L. Philistinus, Heb. Phlishth[imac], pl. Phlishth[imac]m.]

1. A native or an inhabitant of ancient Philistia, a coast region of southern Palestine.

2. A bailiff. [Cant, Eng.] [Obs.] --Swift.

3. A person deficient in liberal culture and refinement; one without appreciation of the nobler aspirations and sentiments of humanity; one whose scope is limited to selfish and material interests. [Recent] --M. Arnold.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Philistine \Phi*lis"tine\, adjective

1. Of or pertaining to the Philistines.

2. Uncultured; commonplace.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



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 [syn: {anti-intellectual}, {philistine}]


1: a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits [syn: {philistine}, {anti-intellectual}, {lowbrow}]

2: a member of an Aegean people who settled ancient Philistia around the 12th century BC

1. Caduceus  2. Golden Key  3. Scales of Justice (Or maybe, 1. HEALTH 2. SECURITY 3. JUSTICE?)


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