erudite[er′yo̵̅o̅ dīt′, er′o̵̅o̅-; er′yə-, er′ə-]
- The definition of erudite is someone who has wide range of knowledge and is well-read.
An example of erudite is a professor of literature.
Erudite could be used to describe this woman.
Origin of eruditeMiddle English erudit ; from Classical Latin eruditus, past participle of erudire, to instruct, literally , free from roughness ; from e-, out + rudis, rude
Origin of eruditeMiddle English erudit, from Latin ērudītus, past participle of ērudīre, to instruct : ē-, ex-, ex- + rudis, rough, untaught; see rude.
(comparative more erudite, superlative most erudite)
From Latin ērudītus, participle of ērudiō (“educate, train”), from e- (“out of”) + rudis (“rude, unskilled”).