Definition of Plato

1. Noun. Ancient Athenian philosopher; pupil of Socrates; teacher of Aristotle (428-347 BC).

Group relationships: Athens, Athinai, Capital Of Greece, Greek Capital
Generic synonyms: Philosopher
Derivative terms: Platonic



Definition of Plato

1. Proper noun. Greek philosopher, 427-347 BC, follower of Socrates. ¹

2. Proper noun. (Ancient Greek male given name). ¹

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Literary usage of Plato

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1. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1880)
"The vain hope of extricating himself from these difficulties, which must ever oppress the feeble powers of the human mind, might induce plato to consider ..."

2. Curiosities of Literature by Isaac Disraeli (1835)
"Aristotle had studied under the divine plato ; but the disciple and (he ... plato was the chief of the academic sect, and Aristotle of the peripatetic. ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"plato distinguished himself in his early youth as an athlete, having wrestled in the Isthmian ... Immediately after the death of Socrates in prison (plato, ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The platonic dialogues are not merely the embodiment of the mind of Socrates and of the Th reflections of plato. They are the por- logues! ..."

5. The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind by Herbert George Wells (1922)
"His death is described with great beauty in the dialogue of plato called ... In mental temperament plato was of an altogether different type from Socrates. ..."

6. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1880)
"The vain hope of extricating himself from these difficulties, which must ever oppress the feeble powers of the human mind, might induce plato to consider ..."

7. Curiosities of Literature by Isaac Disraeli (1835)
"Aristotle had studied under the divine plato ; but the disciple and (he ... plato was the chief of the academic sect, and Aristotle of the peripatetic. ..."

8. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"plato distinguished himself in his early youth as an athlete, having wrestled in the Isthmian ... Immediately after the death of Socrates in prison (plato, ..."

9. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The platonic dialogues are not merely the embodiment of the mind of Socrates and of the Th reflections of plato. They are the por- logues! ..."

10. The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind by Herbert George Wells (1922)
"His death is described with great beauty in the dialogue of plato called ... In mental temperament plato was of an altogether different type from Socrates. ..."

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