lettered

adjective
let·​tered | \ˈle-tərd \

Definition of lettered 

1a : learned, educated

b : of, relating to, or characterized by learning : cultured

2 : inscribed with or as if with letters

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Examples of lettered in a Sentence

the lettered crowd is well acquainted with the author, but the average person probably hasn't heard of him

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The incident occurred during a senior picnic at Escondido High School, when students wearing lettered T-shirts stood together to spell out the N-word, according to ABC 10News. Emma Sarran Webster, Teen Vogue, "California High School Students Spelled out Racist and Homophobic Slurs in Senior Photos," 1 Oct. 2018 The pleated green tartan kilt Ms. Plath wore as a Smith College undergraduate, with blue-lettered name tape affixed to the waistband, swished home with A.N. Devers, a writer and rare-books dealer based in North London, for $3,012. Kate Bolick, New York Times, "Who Bought Sylvia Plath’s Stuff?," 21 Apr. 2018 Loxahatchee Groves Seminole Ridge High School NJHS — Saturday, April 21: Okeechobee Boulevard on lettered roads, A through F. Coordinator: Loxahatchee Groves Landowners’ Association and Palm Beach County Adopt a Road Program. Austen Erblat, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Earth, Arbor days activities planned in the western communities," 10 Apr. 2018 Kevin Kisner The overnight leader at seven under is being let down by his five-lettered first name. Luke Kerr-dineen, USA TODAY, "One of these 3 players will win the PGA Championship," 13 Aug. 2017 Some 100,000 North Koreans are amassed in Kim Il Sung square waving plastic bouquets and holding up lettered cards to create designs like the ruling party’s hammer, sickle and brush logo when seen from the balcony of the Grand People’s Study House. Washington Post, "A new balance of terror: Why North Korea clings to its nukes," 31 May 2017 Some 100,000 North Koreans are amassed in Kim Il Sung square waving plastic bouquets and holding up lettered cards to create designs like the ruling party’s hammer, sickle and brush logo when seen from the balcony of the Grand People’s Study House. Washington Post, "A new balance of terror: Why North Korea clings to its nukes," 31 May 2017 Some 100,000 North Koreans are amassed in Kim Il Sung square waving plastic bouquets and holding up lettered cards to create designs like the ruling party’s hammer, sickle and brush logo when seen from the balcony of the Grand People’s Study House. Washington Post, "A new balance of terror: Why North Korea clings to its nukes," 31 May 2017 Some 100,000 North Koreans are amassed in Kim Il Sung square waving plastic bouquets and holding up lettered cards to create designs like the ruling party’s hammer, sickle and brush logo when seen from the balcony of the Grand People’s Study House. Eric Talmadge, The Seattle Times, "A new balance of terror: Why North Korea clings to its nukes," 30 May 2017

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First Known Use of lettered

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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