Phi*lis"tine (?), n. [L. Philistinus, Heb. Phlishthi, pl. Phlishthim.]

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.

 

© Webster 1913.


Phi*lis"tine, a.

1.

Of or pertaining to the Philistines.

2.

Uncultured; commonplace.

 

© Webster 1913.

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