a classical scholar or student of the liberal arts
an advocate of the principles of humanism
pertaining to or concerned with the humanities; "humanistic studies"; "a humane education"
of or pertaining to a philosophy asserting human dignity and man's capacity for fulfillment through reason and scientific method and often rejecting religion; "the humanist belief in continuous emergent evolution"- Wendell Thomas
a reference work (often in several volumes) containing articles on various topics (often arranged in alphabetical order) dealing with the entire range of human knowledge or with some particular specialty