Main definitions of aristotle in English

: aristotle1Aristotle2

aristotle1

noun

Australian, NZ
rhyming slang
  • A bottle.

    ‘it was his fourth for the morning by the look of the three empty aristotles rolling around on the car floor’
    • ‘We make money from your empty Aristotles.’
    • ‘There was a time when you could go to your local bottle shop and order an Aristotle of the amber fluid.’
    • ‘We had a couple of pints and an Aristotle of wine and dinner.’
    • ‘He told the accused that he was going to arrest them. Regan said. "Oh, are you?" and called out. "Pass me an 'Aristotle.'"’
    • ‘Seein' as I knows 'ow y're partial to the stuff, I thought I brin' y' an Aristotle.’
    • ‘We got a couple of aristotles in the fridge, mum?’
    • ‘I have several dozen aristotles of beer in the shed.’

Pronunciation

aristotle

/ˈarɪstɒt(ə)l/

Main definitions of aristotle in English

: aristotle1Aristotle2

Aristotle2

proper noun

  • (384–322 BC), Greek philosopher and scientist.

A pupil of Plato and tutor to Alexander the Great, he founded a school (the Lyceum) outside Athens. He is one of the most influential thinkers in the history of Western thought and his work was central to Islamic and Christian medieval philosophy. His surviving works cover a vast range of subjects, including logic, ethics, metaphysics, politics, natural science, and physics

Pronunciation

Aristotle

/ˈarɪstɒt(ə)l/