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    Is there such a thing as a walking encyclopedia?

    Is Henry a walking encyclopaedia?

    What is Encyclopaedia?

  2. A very knowledgeable person, as in Ask Rob—he's a walking encyclopedia of military history. A similar expression, a walking dictionary, was used by George Chapman in his poem “Tears of Peace” (c. 1600).

  3. informal. A person who has an impressive knowledge of facts or words. More example sentences. ‘he was a walking encyclopedia of facts on organized crime’. ‘Henry's a walking encyclopaedia of Manchester City knowledge.’. ‘The man is a walking encyclopedia, with vast knowledge of history, the classics, politics, and anything else one can possibly think of.’.

  4. A person who has an impressive knowledge of facts or words. More example sentences. ‘he was a walking encyclopedia of facts on organized crime’. ‘Henry's a walking encyclopaedia of Manchester City knowledge.’. ‘The man is a walking encyclopedia, with vast knowledge of history, the classics, politics, and anything else one can possibly think of.’. ‘He is a walking encyclopedia of names, dates and facts relating to the history of the sport and the Hall of Fame.’.

  5. walking. adjective. close enough to be walked to. encyclopedia. noun. 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.

  6. From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. walking dictionary/encyclopedia. walking dictionary/encyclopedia. KNOW something. someone who knows a lot, and always has the information that you want – used humorously → walking.

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