well-read [wel-red] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for well-read on Thesaurus.com adjective

  1. having read extensively (sometimes followed by in): well-read in oceanography.

Origin of well-read First recorded in 1590–1600 Related Words for well-read educated, knowledgeable, bookish, studious, well-informed, literate, cultured, scholarly, versed Examples from the Web for well-read Contemporary Examples of well-read

  • While quick on his feet, funny, pointed and well-read, Stewart is a Manhattanite through and through.

    Jon Stewart and ‘Meet The Press’ Would Have Been One Unhappy Marriage

    Lloyd Grove

    October 9, 2014

  • Your audience is more sophisticated and well-read, and they know who Jim Cameron and Robert Rodriguez are.

    Jessica Alba on ‘Sin City,’ Typecasting, and How Homophobia Pushed Her Away From the Church

    Marlow Stern

    August 18, 2014

  • She was well-read, articulate and interested in current affairs.

    A Tinderbox Waiting for a Match

    Gavin Knight

    August 11, 2011

  • Historical Examples of well-read

  • She was traveled, well-read, philanthropic, and broad-minded.

    The Letter of the Contract

    Basil King

  • I found her a pleasant woman, well-read, well-educated and widely travelled.

    The Golden Face

    William Le Queux

  • Moreover, he was cultivated and well-read, and his society was agreeable.

    The Daughters of Danaus

    Mona Caird

  • He spoke five, languages, and was a well-read man for his time.

    It Might Have Been

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • However, the judge was a fine, well-read man, and let them off easy.

    The Minute Man of the Frontier

    W. G. Puddefoot

  • British Dictionary definitions for well-read well-read adjective (well read when postpositive)

    1. having read widely and intelligently; erudite

    Word Origin and History for well-read adj.

    1590s, from well (adv.) + read (adj.).

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