lettered
adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. learned, educated b. of, relating to, or characterized by learning ; cultured 2. inscribed with or as if with letters

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  • Lettered — Let tered (l[e^]t t[ e]rd), a. 1. Literate; educated; versed in literature. Are you not lettered? Shak. [1913 Webster] The unlettered barbarians willingly accepted the aid of the lettered clergy, still chiefly of Roman birth, to reduce to writing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lettered — index cognizant, familiar (informed), informed (educated), learned, literate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • lettered — literate, c.1300, from LETTER (Cf. letter) (n.). Meaning inscribed is from 1660s …   Etymology dictionary

  • lettered — [let′ərd] adj. 1. able to read and write; literate 2. very well educated; learned 3. inscribed or marked with letters …   English World dictionary

  • lettered — adjective formal 1 well educated 2 badly lettered/carefully lettered with badly drawn, beautifully drawn etc letters or words: a brightly lettered sign on the boy s door …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Lettered — Letter Let ter (l[e^]t t[ e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lettered} ( t[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lettering}.] To impress with letters; to mark with letters or words; as, a book gilt and lettered. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lettered — [[t]le̱tə(r)d[/t]] ADJ Something that is lettered is covered or decorated with letters or words. ...a crudely lettered cardboard sign …   English dictionary

  • lettered — let|tered [ letərd ] adjective 1. ) something that is lettered has words written on it 2. ) LITERARY well educated …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lettered — adjective in colonial Brattleboro, this household of lettered young women was quite a curiosity Syn: learned, erudite, academic, educated, well educated, well read, widely read, knowledgeable, intellectual, well schooled, enlightened, cultured,… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • lettered — /let euhrd/, adj. 1. educated or learned. 2. of, pertaining to, or characterized by learning or literary culture. 3. marked with or as if with letters. [1275 1325; ME; see LETTER1, ED3] * * * …   Universalium

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