man of letters
Date: 1645 1. scholar 2. author

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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

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

  • 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 …   Словарь американских идиом

  • man of letters —    A man of letters is someone who is an expert in the arts and literature, and often a writer too.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • man of letters — 1. a man engaged in literary pursuits, esp. a professional writer. 2. a man of great learning; scholar. [1635 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • man of letters — noun a literary man …   Wiktionary

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