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Definition of Philistine

Philistine
Philistine Phi*lis"tine, n. [L. Philistinus, Heb. Phlishth[=i], pl. Phlishth[=i]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.
Philistine
Philistine Phi*lis"tine, a. 1. Of or pertaining to the Philistines. 2. Uncultured; commonplace.

Meaning of Philistine from wikipedia

- The Philistines were an ancient people who lived on the south coast of Canaan from the 12th century BC until 604 BC, when their polity, after having already...
- sent by the Philistines officials to entice him, orders a servant to cut his hair while he is sleeping and turns him over to his Philistine enemies, who...
- The Philistines were a people who once occupied the south-western part of Canaan. Philistines or philistine may also refer to: Residents of Palestine...
- deprecates art and beauty, spirituality and intellect. As a derogatory term philistine describes a person who is narrow-minded and hostile to the life of the...
- The Philistine language (/ˈfɪləstiːn, ˈfɪləstaɪn, fəˈlɪstən, fəˈlɪstiːn/) is the extinct language of the Philistines. Very little is known about the language...
- (/ɡəˈlaɪ.əθ/ ghə-LY-əth) is described in the biblical Book of Samuel as a Philistine giant defeated by the young David in single combat. The story signified...
- The Philistines (Russian: Мещане, romanized: Meshchane) is the debut play by Maxim Gorky written in 1901. It was first published by Znaniye in 1902, subtitled:...
- BEEL-zi-bub; Hebrew: בַּעַל זְבוּב‎‎ Baʿal Zəḇūḇ) is a name derived from a Philistine god, formerly worshipped in Ekron, and later adopted by some Abrahamic...
- Gath, Gaza, and for a time, Jaffa. It was po****ted by the Peleset, or Philistines, who are believed to have been an Indo-European people who settled in...
- The Philistine captivity of the Ark was an episode described in the biblical history of the Israelites, in which the Ark of the covenant was in the possession...