socialist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj socialist advocating or following the socialist principles "socialistic government"
    • n socialist a political advocate of socialism
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The word "Nazi" is actually an abbreviation for Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, which refers to the National Socialist German Workers Party
    • n Socialist One who advocates or practices the doctrines of socialism.
    • a Socialist Pertaining to, or of the nature of, socialism.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1920, Eugene Debs, a Socialist, received 920,000 votes for president of the United States even though he ran his entire campaign from prison.
    • n socialist One who advocates socialism.
    • socialist Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of socialism or its advocates; relating to or favoring socialism: as, a socialist writer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Socialist an adherent of socialism
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Quotations

  • Winston Churchill
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    “The substance of the eminent Socialist gentlemen's speech is that making a profit is a sin. It is my belief that the real sin is taking a loss!”
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston%20Churchill
    “It is a socialist idea that making profits is a vice; I consider the real vice is making losses.”
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston%20Churchill
    “Socialists think profits are a vice; I consider losses the real vice.”
  • Mikhail Gorbachev
    Mikhail Gorbachev
    “Jesus was the first socialist, the first to seek a better life for mankind.”
  • Natalie Clifford Barney
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    “Why grab possessions like thieves, or divide them like socialists when you can ignore them like wise men?”
  • Kenneth Baker
    Kenneth Baker
    “Socialists make the mistake of confusing individual worth with success. They believe you cannot allow people to succeed in case those who fail feel worthless.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. socialiste,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. sociabilissociāre, to associate—socius, a companion.

Usage

In literature:

The Marxian Socialists will tell you all about him; only he isn't there.
"Eugenics and Other Evils" by G. K. Chesterton
In that crowd were many who sympathized with the socialistic speaker or were pronounced socialists themselves.
"Frank Merriwell's Son" by Burt L. Standish
But he's a socialist.
"The Job" by Sinclair Lewis
There were I know not how many Socialist electors; German Socialism was thought to be already triumphant and invincible.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 4, July, 1915" by Various
That's to let 'em know 'e's standin' between them and Socialists.
"The Convert" by Elizabeth Robins
Indeed, the Socialist party of this country constitutes only one branch of international socialism.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
For the critics in the audience arose and condemned Shelley because he was a socialist, or because he was not one.
"An Anarchist Woman" by Hutchins Hapgood
I 'eard a friend of mine, a socialist he was, saying as 'ow no one had wasted his life more than Morgan.
"The Blue Germ" by Martin Swayne
The Socialist party, led by Louis Blanc, agitated the country for reform.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
For Belloc's sake he says he is not a Socialist.
"G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study" by Julius West
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In poetry:

How do we know then, that they are they?
Bolshevists.
Leninists.
Communists.
Socialists.
-Ists! -Ists!
"Hibiscus And Salvia Flowers" by D H Lawrence
I went to the club very shyly,
They gladly accepted of me,
But I told them I was so bashful,
A socialist I never could be.
"Ajax' Bashfulness" by Frank Barbour Coffin
I was once out of social circles,
As bashful as a young man could be;
And I wondered if all society
Could make a socialist of me.
"Ajax' Bashfulness" by Frank Barbour Coffin
The Frenchman who made wooden shoes,
While airing his Socialist views,
Deserted his bench
For the horrible trench,
As soon as he heard the war news.
"The Allied Forces" by Abner Cosens
A socialist health take should of the adult,
He is stripped of his class in the bathing-suit,
He returns to the children digging at summer,
A melon-like fruit.
"Far Rockaway" by Delmore Schwartz
Said the Suffragist to the Socialist: "You men will always find
That this old world will never move
More swiftly in its ancient groove
While women stay behind! "
"The Socialist And The Suffragist" by Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman

In news:

The United States took a giant step toward totalitarian socialist government when the Supreme Court voted to uphold Obamacare.
The election celebration of Socialist President Francois Hollande reflects the transformed concept of the Spirit of Liberty.
The era's socialist realism genre has been enjoying a renaissance.
Despite assurances that it will not rise over the next three years, Socialist Party TD Joe Higgins said the level of opposition will soar.
It will be interesting to see if the discovery phase of their prospective suit sheds some new light on the "crony capitalist " (or, if you prefer, "venture socialist") game.
Italian PD (Democratic Party) secretary Pier Luigi Bersani delivers a speech during a political rally with European Socialists in Paris ( Benoit Tessier Reuters, REUTERS / November 25, 2012 ).
Italian PD (Democratic Party) secretary Pier Luigi Bersani delivers a speech during a political rally with European Socialists in Paris, Mar.
Health care exchanges are not a socialist takeover of medicine any more than Travelocity is a communist plot to seize the airlines.
One man is a Venezuelan socialist strongman.
Obama Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to Chairwoman of the Democratic Socialists of America.
Socialist Obama by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times more.
Venezuela's socialist President Hugo Chavez beats opposition challenger Henrique Capriles to win re-election.
President John F Kennedy expands a program that helps arriving Cubans settle in the US Castro declares Cuba socialist.
We are not becoming a more socialist society.
Bankers and Socialists Clash Over a Swiss Tax Break.
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In science:

What does sugar have to do with the picture, you ask? Well, what you may not know is that from about 1944 to 1947 Boris’s place in socialist labor was working in a sugar factory.
Classical Chaos and its Quantum Manifestations
Japan has experienced various business conditions except for the socialist economy over the 112 years.
Universal Structure of the Personal Income Distribution
C. N˘ast˘asescu, Inele, Module, Categorii, Editura Academiei Republicii Socialiste Romania, Bucharest, 1976.
Comatrix Corings and Galois Comodules over Firm Rings
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