[lit-uh-rah-tuh s, -rey-] /ˌlɪt əˈrɑ təs, -ˈreɪ-/
singular of .
[lit-uh-rah-tee] /ˌlɪt əˈrɑ ti/
plural noun, singular literatus
[lit-uh-rah-tuh s] /ˌlɪt əˈrɑ təs/ (Show IPA)
persons of scholarly or literary attainments; intellectuals.
literary or scholarly people
“men and women of letters; the learned class as a whole,” 1620s, from Latin literati/litterati, plural of literatus/litteratus “lettered” (see literate). The proper singular would be literatus, though Italian literato (1704) sometimes is used.
[lith] /lɪθ/ noun, British Dialect. 1. an arm or leg; limb. 2. a joint, as of the finger. 3. a segment, as of an orange. 1. variant of before a vowel: lithic. 1. a combining form meaning “stone” (acrolith; megalith; paleolith); sometimes occurring in words as a variant form of -lite (batholith; laccolith). 1. . […]
[lahyt] /laɪt/ adjective 1. an informal, simplified spelling of 2 (defs 12, 13), used especially in labeling or advertising commercial products: lite beer. noun 2. 2 (def 36). /laɪt/ adjective 1. (of food and drink) containing few calories or little alcohol or fat 2. denoting a more restrained or less extreme version of a person […]
lithagogue lith·a·gogue (lĭth’ə-gôg’) n. An agent that causes the dislodgment or expulsion of calculi, especially urinary calculi. lith’a·gogue’ adj.
[lith-ahrj, li-thahrj] /ˈlɪθ ɑrdʒ, lɪˈθɑrdʒ/ noun 1. a yellowish or reddish, odorless, heavy, earthy, water-insoluble, poisonous solid, PbO, used chiefly in the manufacture of storage batteries, pottery, lead glass, paints, enamels, and inks. /ˈlɪθɑːdʒ/ noun 1. another name for lead monoxide