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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As a well-read friend recently told me, it's the only book with a pink cover that examines the Reynolds defence, but that hasn't stopped dozens of people asking me how I became a chick-lit writer.
Readers of Lincoln's era would likely be surprised at how well-lit our homes are, and I think it's likely that we will be surprised at how well-read future book readers will be.
What's more -- and so exciting -- is that our new book technology can make it easier for us to lead well-read lives.
Readers of Lincoln's era would likely be surprised at our well-lit homes, and it's likely that we will be surprised at how well-read future book readers will be.
Assistant editors at The New York Review of Books tend to be well-read people, but if Mr. Goulian has consumed more than a handful of books in his life, there's no sign of it here.
It's a place for well-read or well-known people to give back to the fandom by spreading the word about new discoveries.
The winner (s) will receive nothing other than the smug self-satisfaction that they are well-read Renaissance Bubbas, which is the best kind of Bubba to be.
So a well-read person would do pretty well, and two well-read couples would have a very enjoyable game coming up with clever words, reminiscing about where they encountered them first, etc.
Fred Wilson, the venture capitalist who writes the well-read and influential blog AVC, would likely argue against this notion.
His exposure points not only make him well-read, they can make him the subject of controversy when those he is covering ... the players and teams ... take exception with the opinion he voices as a passionate fan.