n. scholar; man of learning or science; one eminent for learning
Our faculty includes a world famous savant.
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On the way he thought no more of money, but mused on the introduction that awaited him to the Petersburg savant, a writer on sociology, and what he would say to him about his book.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
As it was, he could be compared with nothing known to men, save that newest discovery of the savants, a substance which emits energy for an unlimited time, without being itself in the least diminished in power.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context