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Meaning of LITERATE

Pronunciation:  'liturit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a person who can read and write
  2. [adj]  able to read and write
  3. [adj]  able to read and write

LITERATE is a 8 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: belletristic, educated, lettered, literary, literate person, well-written
 Antonyms: illiterate
 See Also: alphabetiser, alphabetizer, human, individual, mortal, person, reader, somebody, someone, sophisticated, soul, writer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Lit"er*ate\, a. [L. litteratus, literatus. See
    Instructed in learning, science, or literature; learned;
          The literate now chose their emperor, as the military
          chose theirs.                            --Landor.
  2. \Lit"er*ate\, n.
    1. One educated, but not having taken a university degree;
       especially, such a person who is prepared to take holy
       orders. [Eng.]
    2. A literary man.
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