Well-read
Well-read Well"-read`, a. Of extensive reading; deeply versed; -- often followed by in. [1913 Webster]

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  • well-read — [ ,wel red ] adjective someone who is well read has read many books and has a lot of knowledge: a thoughtful well read person well read in: He s very well read in the field of solar energy …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • well-read — 1590s, from WELL (Cf. well) (adv.) + pp. of READ (Cf. read) …   Etymology dictionary

  • well-read — [ˌwel ˈred] adj someone who is well read has read many books and knows a lot about different subjects …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • well-read — well′ read′ adj. having read extensively (sometimes fol. by in): well read in oceanography[/ex] • Etymology: 1590–1600 …   From formal English to slang

  • well-read — [wel′red′] adj. 1. having read much (in a particular subject) 2. having a wide knowledge of books through having read much …   English World dictionary

  • well-read — || ‚wel‚ red knowledgeable, has read a lot …   English contemporary dictionary

  • well read — ► well read having a high level of knowledge as a result of reading widely. Main Entry: ↑read …   English terms dictionary

  • well-read — index cognizant, informed (educated), learned, literate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • well-read — UK [ˌwel ˈred] / US adjective someone who is well read has read many books and has a lot of knowledge a thoughtful well read person well read in: He s very well read in the field of solar energy …   English dictionary

  • well read — ▶ adjective KNOWLEDGEABLE, well informed, well versed, erudite, scholarly, literate, educated, cultured, bookish, studious; dated lettered. Opposites ignorant. * * * ˌwell ˈread [well read] adjective hav …   Useful english dictionary

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