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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 — [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 — a. Of extensive reading; deeply versed; often followed by in. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • well-read — Synonyms and related words: acquainted with, at home in, at home with, conversant with, familiar with, informed in, intimate with, master of, proficient in, strong in, up on, versed in, well educated, well grounded, well informed, well posted,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • well-read — /wel red /, adj. having read extensively (sometimes fol. by in): well read in oceanography. [1590 1600] * * * …   Universalium

  • well-read — adjective Date: 1592 well informed or deeply versed through reading < well read in history > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • well-read — adjective Well informed and knowledgeable through having read extensively …   Wiktionary

  • well-read — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. learned, erudite, scholarly, bookish, educated; well informed. See learning, knowledge. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. widely read, bookish, literate, scholarly, educated, au courant, versed. ANT …   English dictionary for students

  • Read — (r[e^]d), a. Instructed or knowing by reading; versed in books; learned. [1913 Webster] A poet . . . well read in Longinus. Addison. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • read — read1 W1S1 [ri:d] v past tense and past participle read [red] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(words/books)¦ 2¦(find information)¦ 3¦(read and speak)¦ 4¦(music/maps etc)¦ 5¦(computer)¦ 6¦(understand something in a particular way)¦ 7¦(have words on)¦ 8¦(style of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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