1. [syn: statesman, solon, national leader]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Statesman \States"man\ (-man), n.; pl. Statesmen (-men).
1. A man versed in public affairs and in the principles and
art of government; especially, one eminent for political
The minds of some of our statesmen, like the pupil
of the human eye, contract themselves the more, the
stronger light there is shed upon them. --Moore.
2. One occupied with the affairs of government, and
influential in shaping its policy.
3. A small landholder. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a man who is a respected leader in national or
international affairs [syn: statesman, solon, national
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
38 Moby Thesaurus words for "statesman":
Admirable Crichton, adept, artisan, artist, attache, authority,
connaisseur, connoisseur, consultant, cordon bleu, crack shot,
craftsman, dead shot, diplomat, diplomatist, elder statesman,
experienced hand, expert, expert consultant, graduate, handy man,
journeyman, marksman, national leader, no slouch, politician, pro,
professional, professor, proficient, public man, savant, shark,
sharp, solon, stateswoman, technical adviser, technician