[lit-uh-rer-ee] /ˈlɪt əˌrɛr i/
pertaining to or of the nature of books and writings, especially those classed as :
pertaining to authorship:
versed in or acquainted with literature; well-read.
engaged in or having the profession of literature or writing:
a literary man.
characterized by an excessive or affected display of learning; stilted; pedantic.
preferring books to actual experience; bookish.
of, relating to, concerned with, or characteristic of literature or scholarly writing: a literary discussion, a literary style
versed in or knowledgeable about literature: a literary man
(of a word) formal; not colloquial
1640s, “pertaining to alphabet letters,” from French littéraire, from Latin literarius/litterarius “belonging to letters or learning,” from littera/litera “letter” (see letter (n.1)). Meaning “pertaining to literature” is attested from 1737.
[non-lit-er-it] /nɒnˈlɪt ər ɪt/ adjective, Anthropology. 1. .
[lit-i-gey-shuh n] /ˌlɪt ɪˈgeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act or process of : a matter that is still in litigation. 2. a lawsuit. /ˌlɪtɪˈɡeɪʃən/ noun 1. the act or process of bringing or contesting a legal action in court 2. a judicial proceeding or contest n. 1560s, “disputation,” from Late Latin litigationem (nominative litigatio), noun […]
[li-tur-ji-kuh l] /lɪˈtɜr dʒɪ kəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to formal public worship or . 2. of or relating to the or Eucharistic service. 3. of or relating to liturgics. /lɪˈtɜːdʒɪkəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to public worship 2. of or relating to the liturgy adj. 1640s, from Late Latin liturgicus, from New […]
[liv-ing] /ˈlɪv ɪŋ/ adjective 1. having life; being alive; not dead: living persons. 2. in actual existence or use; extant: living languages. 3. active or thriving; vigorous; strong: a living faith. 4. burning or glowing, as a coal. 5. flowing freely, as water. 6. pertaining to, suitable for, or sufficient for existence or subsistence: living […]