Definitions for: Literate


[n] a person who can read and write
[adj] able to read and write
[adj] able to read and write



Webster (1913) Definition: Lit"er*ate, a. [L. litteratus, literatus. See
Letter.]
Instructed in learning, science, or literature; learned;
lettered.

The literate now chose their emperor, as the military
chose theirs. --Landor.


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.

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

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