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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Knowledgeable through having read extensively.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Well informed and knowledgeable through having read extensively.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of extensive reading; deeply versed; -- often followed by in.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having read largely; having an extensive and intelligent knowledge of books or literature.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. highly educated; having extensive information or understanding
  • adj. well informed or deeply versed through reading

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