Word of the Day – 13 October 2018: Philosophy.


Welcome to a (semi-)regular feature on my blog – WOTD. Each day, or month 😉 a new word will be suggested as the word of the day, which could either be an already existing (but rarely used) word or may be a completely made-up one. There will be a short definition and, ideally, an example of how the word would be used in everyday conversation.

I encourage anyone to provide their own words, either in the comments below or by linking their posted word to this blog. Don’t forget the definition or maybe when it should be used.

So, today’s word is: Philosophy. (Noun).

Pronounced: Fill-oss-oaf-ee.

  1. The study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence, especially when considered as an academic discipline.
  2. A theory or attitude that acts as a guiding principle for behaviour.

From the Greek philosphia, meaning a love of knowledge or of wisdom, philo- = ‘loving’ and +sophia = wisdom.

Example: When Garry was accepted into University his desire to understand and learn as much as he could about everything naturally led him to take a course in Philosophy.


“Live your life the best way you can” – that’s my philosophy.




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