from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Characterized by erudition; learned. See Synonyms at learned.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Learned, scholarly, with emphasis on knowledge gained from books.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Characterized by extensive reading or knowledge; well instructed; learned.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Instructed; taught; learned; deeply read.
- Characterized by erudition.
- n. A learned person.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having or showing profound knowledge
Middle English erudit, from Latin ērudītus, past participle of ērudīre, to instruct : ē-, ex-, ex- + rudis, rough, untaught; see rude.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin ērudītus, participle of ērudiō ("educate, train"), from e- ("out of") + rudis ("rude, unskilled"). (Wiktionary)