from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Having an education, especially one above the average.
- adjective Showing evidence of schooling, training, or experience.
- adjective Having or exhibiting cultivation; cultured.
- adjective Based on a certain amount of experience or factual knowledge.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Formed or developed by education.
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- adjective Having attained a level of
higher education, such as a college degree.
- verb Simple past tense and past participle of
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- adjective possessing an education (especially having more than average knowledge)
- adjective characterized by full comprehension of the problem involved
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Why, nothing in particular; but to be educated because it is fashionable; to go home and sit in the parlor _educated ladies_; to talk about novels and poetry with the gentlemen that come in; to go into ecstasies over some boy's _last_; to set up for a professional husband.
Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women On the Various Duties of Life, Physical, Intellectual, And Moral Development; Self-Culture, Improvement, Dress, Beauty, Fashion, Employment, Education, The Home Relations, Their Duties To Young Men, Marriage, Womanhood And Happiness. George Sumner Weaver
The phrase "educated beyond his intelligence" used to be bandied about pretty freely, and now nobody ever uses it; higher education has the tang of higher moral purpose, and to question its universal value is thought of as a branch of snobbery, an attempt to go back in time and kick out the lower orders.
Gives real meaning to the term educated edge, he knows what he's doing there.
All enjoyed what they called the educated risk of skydiving.
Confining ourselves only to that small part of our millions which we speak of as the educated classes, that is those whose schooling is carried on beyond fourteen years of age, it will be found that only a small fraction of the men, and a still smaller fraction of the women, fully apprehend the meaning of words.
Milton Mark Pattison 1848
Several readers Geoff Barbaro, Robin Cangie pointed to the dangers of the word "educated", which wrongly implies that education is a destination rather than a journey.
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Making decisions based on what a Saturday Night live comedian does in a skit is not what I call educated voting.
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There is little that it does not touch, being physically present in the architecture of schools, psychologically present when we talk and think about what makes us civilized, linguistically present in much of modern communication and in what we call educated usage.
Getting educated is a good thing and does not require an Ivy League degree.
Wolf argues that number of students educated is not the right measure of education.