Definition of Erudite

1. Adjective. Having or showing profound knowledge. "An erudite professor"

Exact synonyms: Learned
Similar to: Scholarly
Derivative terms: Eruditeness, Learnedness



Definition of Erudite

1. a. Characterized by extensive reading or knowledge; well instructed; learned.

Definition of Erudite

1. Adjective. Learned, scholarly, with emphasis on knowledge gained from books. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Erudite

1. scholarly [adj] - See also: scholarly

Medical Definition of Erudite

1. Characterised by extensive reading or knowledge; well instructed; learned. "A most erudite prince." . "Erudite . . . Theology." . Er"uditely, Er"uditeness. Origin: L. Eruditus, p. P. Of erudire to free from rudeness, to polish, instruct; e out + rudis rude: cf. F. Erudit. See Rude. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Erudite

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1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1823)
"... Preferring to chat ui/Л mjf Pewter And butcher a beast without cleaver ur Quart. steel : Silver and gold no doubt are fine, erudite art, ..."

2. The Connoisseur by Bonnell Thornton, George Colman, Mr Town, George Lyttelton Lyttelton (1902)
"... and who make us think, however erudite we may happen to be, that even the most extensive knowledge is but the topography of ignorance. ..."

3. The History of Ancient Philosophy by Heinrich Ritter, Alexander James William Morrison (1846)
"erudite PHILOSOPHY, AND THE NEW SCEPTICS. THE value of the erudite philosophy of this age, and its relation to the Roman, have already been determined ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... tenet to ita non-existence, nor from its first mention to its first invention—fallacies which often vitiate the erudite researches of the rationalists. ..."

5. Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart by John Gibson Lockhart (1839)
"... and from their jovial and erudite board, when they next congregated around its " generous flasks of Burgundy, each flanked by an uncut ..."

6. A Survey of English Literature 1780-1880 by Oliver Elton (1920)
"(6) 1827-42: the polyhistor predominant: erudite articles; autobiographies expanded and continued, (c) 1843-50: culmination of powers; prose fantasies, ..."

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