educated

adjective
ed·​u·​cat·​ed | \ ˈe-jə-ˌkā-təd How to pronounce educated (audio) \

Definition of educated

1 : having an education especially : having an education beyond the average educated speakers
2a : giving evidence of training or practice : skilled educated hands
b : befitting one that is educated educated taste
c : based on some knowledge of fact an educated guess

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from educated

educatedness noun

Examples of educated in a Sentence

These companies want an educated work force. an educated woman with an impressive career
Recent Examples on the Web The trends toward a more educated and more racially diverse electorate will continue for years, posing a challenge for Republicans nationally, McDonald said. al, 11 May 2021 The trends toward a more educated and more racially diverse electorate will continue for years, posing a challenge for Republicans nationally, McDonald said. Los Angeles Times, 10 May 2021 The effect of those reforms was to eliminate the influence of union and state party leaders — many of them Catholic — and that gave preference to higher educated and suburban voters over those of the white working class. The Salt Lake Tribune, 20 Apr. 2021 For all of that to work, a stronger, more educated workforce evolved, with formal training — up to the PhD level — appearing globally. Sarah Goehrke, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2021 People who were older, more educated and of higher rank were more likely to get vaccinated, the study found. Ellie Kaufman, CNN, 18 May 2021 The pandemic has disproportionately affected minorities and those who work low-wage jobs, while many others who were able to work from home — a trend favoring more educated workers — often had a smoother year, at least financially. Washington Post, 24 Apr. 2021 Meanwhile, in the 22 counties where Joe Biden won a majority of the vote — places that tend to be more diverse and more educated — an average of about 45.6 percent of eligible Texans have received at least one dose of the vaccine. Jordan Rubio, San Antonio Express-News, 12 Apr. 2021 There is a growing recognition of art as an investment asset class by investors as well as people becoming more educated and sophisticated in their estate planning. Stephan Rabimov, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'educated.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of educated

1569, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About educated

Time Traveler for educated

Time Traveler

The first known use of educated was in 1569

See more words from the same year

Statistics for educated

Last Updated

13 Jun 2021

Cite this Entry

“Educated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/educated. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for educated

educated

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of educated

: having an education and especially a good education
: having a particular kind of education
: showing education (sense 1b)

educated

adjective
ed·​u·​cat·​ed | \ ˈe-jə-ˌkā-təd \

Kids Definition of educated

1 : having an education and especially a good education
2 : based on some knowledge an educated guess

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Return of Name that Color!

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!