Definition of Emerson, Ralph Waldo in US English:

Emerson, Ralph Waldo

proper noun

  • (1803–82), US philosopher and poet. In 1832, while visiting Britain, he became associated with German idealism. On his return to the US, he evolved the concept of transcendentalism, which found expression in his essay Nature (1836).

Pronunciation

Emerson, Ralph Waldo

/ˈemərsən/