The definition of erudite is someone who has wide range of knowledge and is well-read.(adjective)
An example of erudite is a professor of literature.
See erudite in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME erudit < L eruditus, pp. of erudire, to instruct, lit., free from roughness < e-, out + rudis, rude
See erudite in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English erudit
Origin: , from Latin ērudītus
Origin: , past participle of ērudīre, to instruct
Origin: : ē-, ex-, ex-
Origin: + rudis, rough, untaught; see rude.
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