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Definition of "educated" []

  • Having an education, especially one above the average. (adjective)
  • Showing evidence of schooling, training, or experience. (adjective)
  • Having or exhibiting cultivation; cultured: an educated manner. (adjective)
  • Based on a certain amount of experience or factual knowledge: an educated guess. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "educated" in a sentence
  • "Why, nothing in particular; but to be educated because it is fashionable; to go home and sit in the parlor _educated ladies_; to talk about novels and poetry with the gentlemen that come in; to go into ecstasies over some boy's _last_; to set up for a professional husband."
  • "The phrase "educated beyond his intelligence" used to be bandied about pretty freely, and now nobody ever uses it; higher education has the tang of higher moral purpose, and to question its universal value is thought of as a branch of snobbery, an attempt to go back in time and kick out the lower orders."
  • "Gives real meaning to the term educated edge, he knows what he's doing there."