literate literate  /ˈlɪ tə rət/


  1. (n) a person who can read and write
  2. (adj) able to read and write
  3. (adj) versed in literature; dealing with literature
  4. (adj) knowledgeable and educated in one or several fields



  1. TFK enables its readers to become literate, critical thinkers, and informed, responsible citizens.
  2. Tis the season when Hollywood gets literate.


  1. Much Ado About Nothing

    Nothing is everything. by Kelly Vance Legend has it that Joss Whedon frequently has his actors blow off steam by getting together after hours and reading Shakespeare plays. That certainly fits in with the writer-producer-director's reputation as the literate and playful creator of such confections as Toy Story, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, and The Cabin in the Woods.… [ Read more ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: East Bay Express

  2. IHT Rendezvous: Becoming ‘Asia Literate’: Learn Chinese, but Don’t Stop There

    As initiatives are under way around the world for non-Chinese to learn the language, some say there’s more to Asia than China; and more to becoming “China Literate” than learning the language.        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. Thinking Outside the Classroom: environmental literacy

    Editor’s note: Thinking Outside the Classroom is a monthly column written by educators from the Keystone Science School. How environmentally literate are you? Environmental literacy, simply put, is an understanding of the relationship between humans and nature.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Summit Daily News


  1. "He brought a reporter's eye, a literate touch, and above all a personal humanity to every assignment," Costas said. "He had a combination of qualities seldom seen in the history of the medium, not just sports."
    on Jun 7, 2006 By: Bob Costas Source:

  2. "The concern I have is that I've tested this myself to find out how easy it is to install a set-top box if you are not very technically literate. I've got to tell you it's not that easy. Some people can do it dead easy but for others it's quite a...
    on Dec 14, 2008 By: Stephen Conroy Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "In light of the problems that have arisen in the subprime mortgage market, we are reminded of how critically important it is for individuals to become financially literate at an early age so that they are better prepared to navigate an increasingly...
    on Apr 11, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Word of the Day
untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /