What does the word pedant mean?

Usage examples for pedant

  1. Looking at his true character, it was certainly unjust to call him either a prig or a pedant. – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  2. Send him to a private tutor who is not a pedant, but a man of letters or a man of the world, and if in the metropolis so much the better. – Kenelm Chillingly, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  3. The author does not obtrude it; does not play the pedant with it; does not lecture upon it; and above all does not bore with it. – Shadows of the Stage by William Winter