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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [an-thol-uh-jee]
    • /ænˈθɒl ə dʒi/
    • /æn.ˈθɒ.lə.dʒɪst/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [an-thol-uh-jee]
    • /ænˈθɒl ə dʒi/

Definitions of anthologist word

  • noun plural anthologist a book or other collection of selected writings by various authors, usually in the same literary form, of the same period, or on the same subject: an anthology of Elizabethan drama; an anthology of modern philosophy. 1
  • noun plural anthologist a collection of selected writings by one author. 1
  • noun anthologist A person who anthologizes. 1
  • noun anthologist compiler of an anthology 1

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Origin of anthologist

First appearance:

before 1630
One of the 42% oldest English words
1630-40; < Latin anthologia < Greek: collection of poems, literally, gathering of flowers, equivalent to anthológ(os) flower-gathering (antho- antho- + -logos, adj. derivative of légein to pick up, collect) + -ia -ia

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Parts of speech for Anthologist


anthologist popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 82% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 52% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

anthologist usage trend in Literature

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