well-read

adjective \ ˈwel-ˈred \

Definition of well-read

: well-informed or deeply versed through reading
  • well-read in history

First Known Use of well-read

1574


WELL-READ Defined for English Language Learners

well-read

adjective

Definition of well-read for English Language Learners

  • : having gained a lot of knowledge by reading



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