Simple Definition of literate
: able to read and write
: having or showing knowledge about a particular subject
Examples of literate in a sentence
She is literate in both English and Spanish.
What percentage of the population is literate?
The job requires you to be computer literate.
Origin and Etymology of literate
Middle English literat, from Latin litteratus marked with letters, literate, from litterae letters, literature, from plural of littera
First Known Use: 15th century
Definition of literate
1 : an educated person
2 : a person who can read and write
First Known Use of literate
LITERATE Defined for Kids
Definition of literate for Students
1 : able to read and write
2 : having gotten a good education
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