American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Educated to read and write; literate.
- adj. Highly educated; learned.
- adj. Of or relating to literacy or learning.
- adj. Inscribed or marked with or as if with letters.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Literate; educated; versed in literature or science.
- Of or pertaining to learning; marked by or devoted to literary culture: as, lettered ease or retirement.
- In zoology and botany, marked as if with letters; having spots which look like letters, or make the surface seem to be written over: as, the lettered tortoise (Emys scripta); the lettered chinamark (Diasemia literalis, small brown British moth).
- adj. Literate (able to read writing in letters).
- adj. Educated, especially having a degree (entitled to put an abbreviation such as BS, MA, PhD, MD after a signature).
- v. Simple past of letter.
- v. Past participle of letter
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Literate; educated; versed in literature.
- adj. Of or pertaining to learning or literature; learned.
- adj. Inscribed or stamped with letters.
- adj. highly educated; having extensive information or understanding
“FEMA managers smiled like the cavalry had come in; men in lettered jackets began directing men in hunting fatigues to various quadrants of the city.”
“Toward the center of the island, well apart from each other on higher ground partially hidden by brush and trees, I could see a couple of frame houses, one of them in tumbledown condition; unpaved access roads led up to each property, and at the foot of each drive was a mailbox with a name lettered on it.”
“The answer was on his lips even before his eyes discovered the boat she carried on top of the fo'c'sle, with her name lettered upon it.”
“Look at the lettering -- that is, the labels lettered with the titles of books -- in all libraries that are not of recent date.”
“But some of that detail-what is Mamet eating? and what is the word lettered on the doll he's clutching?”
“Anya noticed that the dog heads were wearing collars: a pink one with a dangling rhinestone tag that said Princess; a camouflage collar stenciled with the name Grumpy; a black leather collar that had the word Bashful lettered on it in silver charms.”
“Envelope with my name carefully lettered in the handwriting I had long since learned to identify as Old Person, Angry.”
“All cases should be numbered and lettered, that is, each section should have a number, and each shelf a letter.”
“I said, running my finger down the side of the box, over the "lettered" relief.”
“But he didn't have the qualification that all "lettered" men had: a good knowledge of Latin.”
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