well-read

adjective
\ ˈwel-ˈred How to pronounce well-read (audio) \

Definition of well-read

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

First Known Use of well-read

1574, in the meaning defined above

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well-read

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of well-read

: having gained a lot of knowledge by reading

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