Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun francis_bacon

1 sense of francis bacon

Sense 1
Bacon, Francis Bacon, Sir Francis Bacon, Baron Verulam, 1st Baron Verulam, Viscount St. Albans -- (English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626))
       INSTANCE OF=> statesman, solon, national leader -- (a man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs)
       INSTANCE OF=> philosopher -- (a specialist in philosophy)

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