from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or dealing with literature: literary criticism.
- adj. Of or relating to writers or the profession of literature: literary circles.
- adj. Versed in or fond of literature or learning.
- adj. Appropriate to literature rather than everyday speech or writing.
- adj. Bookish; pedantic.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Relating to literature.
- adj. Relating to writers, or the profession of literature.
- adj. Knowledgeable of literature or writing.
- adj. Appropriate to literature rather than everyday writing.
- adj. Bookish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to letters or literature; pertaining to learning or learned men
- adj. Versed in, or acquainted with, literature; occupied with literature as a profession; connected with literature or with men of letters.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining or relating to letters or literature; proper to or consisting of literature: as, literary property; literary fame or history; literary conversation.
- Versed in letters; occupied with literature; especially, engaged in writing books.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. appropriate to literature rather than everyday speech or writing
- adj. knowledgeable about literature
- adj. of or relating to or characteristic of literature
Latin litterārius, of reading and writing, from littera, lītera, letter; see letter.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French littéraire. (Wiktionary)