one who is passionate about collecting stamps
philately ‘stamp collecting’
[fi-lat-l-ee] /fɪˈlæt l i/ noun 1. the collecting of stamps and other postal matter as a hobby or an investment. 2. the study of postage stamps, revenue stamps, stamped envelopes, postmarks, postal cards, covers, and similar material relating to postal or fiscal history. /fɪˈlætəlɪ/ noun 1. the collection and study of postage stamps and all […]
[fil-bee] /ˈfɪl bi/ noun 1. Harold Adrian Russell (“Kim”) 1912–1998, British double agent: defected to U.S.S.R. 1963. /ˈfɪlbɪ/ noun 1. Harold Adrian Russell, known as Kim. 1912–88, English double agent; defected to the Soviet Union (1963) 2. his father, H(arry) Saint John (Bridger). 1885–1960, British explorer, civil servant, and Arabist
noun, Chemistry. 1. a colorless, water-insoluble liquid, C 8 H 8 O 2 , having a phenolic odor: used chiefly as a solvent.
[fen-l-as-i-tal-duh-hahyd, feen-] /ˈfɛn lˌæs ɪˈtæl dəˌhaɪd, ˈfin-/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a colorless, oily, water-insoluble liquid, C 3 H 1 4 O, having a hyacinthlike odor: used chiefly in perfumery.