[ej-oo-key-tid] /ˈɛdʒ ʊˌkeɪ tɪd/
having undergone :
characterized by or displaying qualities of culture and learning.
based on some information or experience:
an educated estimate of next year’s sales.
[ej-oo-keyt] /ˈɛdʒ ʊˌkeɪt/
verb (used with object), educated, educating.
to develop the faculties and powers of (a person) by teaching, instruction, or schooling.
Synonyms: instruct, school, drill, indoctrinate.
to qualify by instruction or training for a particular calling, practice, etc.; train:
to educate someone for law.
to provide schooling or training for; send to school.
to develop or train (the ear, taste, etc.):
to educate one’s palate to appreciate fine food.
to educate oneself about the best course of action.
verb (used without object), educated, educating.
to educate a person or group:
A television program that educates can also entertain.
having an education, esp a good one
displaying culture, taste, and knowledge; cultivated
(prenominal) based on experience or information (esp in the phrase an educated guess)
verb (mainly transitive)
(also intransitive) to impart knowledge by formal instruction to (a pupil); teach
to provide schooling for (children): I have educated my children at the best schools
to improve or develop (a person, judgment, taste, skills, etc)
to train for some particular purpose or occupation
1660s, past participle adjective from educate (v.). As an abbreviated way to say well-educated, attested from 1855. Educated guess first attested 1954.
mid-15c., “bring up (children), train,” from Latin educatus, past participle of educare “bring up, rear, educate,” which is related to educere “bring out, lead forth,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + ducere “to lead” (see duke (n.)). Meaning “provide schooling” is first attested 1580s. Related: Educated; educating.
- Educated guess
noun a guess based on knowledge and experience, making it more likely to be correct noun phrase A guess made with some basis of fact and knowledge: Economists offer some educated guesses on why the adjustment in unemployment is so skewed (1954+)
[ej-oo-key-tee] /ˌɛdʒ ʊ keɪˈti/ noun 1. a person who receives instruction; student.
[ej-oo-key-shuh-nist] /ˌɛdʒ ʊˈkeɪ ʃə nɪst/ noun 1. a specialist in the theory and methods of . /ˌɛdjʊˈkeɪʃənəlɪst/ noun 1. a specialist in educational theory or administration
noun 1. a group of elementary and high schools, usually clustered in a parklike setting and having certain facilities shared by all grades, that often accommodates students from a large area.