man of letters
man of letters man of letters n. 1. A writer, especially one who writes for a living. [PJC]

2. A learned person; a scholar. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • man of letters — (plural ,men of letters) noun count a man who writes novels, poetry, etc. or books about literature …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • man of letters — A man of letters is someone who is an expert in the arts and literature, and often a writer too …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • man of letters — plural men of letters n a male writer, especially one who writes ↑novels or writes about literature …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • man of letters — ► man of letters a male scholar or author. Main Entry: ↑man …   English terms dictionary

  • man of letters — n. a writer, scholar, editor, etc., esp. one whose work is in the field of literature …   English World dictionary

  • man of letters — index author (writer), pedagogue Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • man of letters — noun a man devoted to literary or scholarly activities (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑humanist * * * 1. : a learned man : scholar 2. : a literary man : author, littérateur * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • man of letters — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms man of letters : singular man of letters plural men of letters a man who writes novels, poetry etc or books about literature …   English dictionary

  • man of letters — {n. phr.} A writer; an author; a scholar. * /Chekhov was not only a practicing physician but also a first rate man of letters./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • man of letters — {n. phr.} A writer; an author; a scholar. * /Chekhov was not only a practicing physician but also a first rate man of letters./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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