What does Literary mean?

Definitions for Literary
ˈlɪt əˌrɛr iLit·er·a·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. literaryadjective

    of or relating to or characteristic of literature

    "literary criticism"

  2. literaryadjective

    knowledgeable about literature

    "a literary style"

  3. literaryadjective

    appropriate to literature rather than everyday speech or writing

    "when trying to impress someone she spoke in an affected literary style"

Wiktionary

  1. literaryadjective

    Relating to literature.

    Etymology: From littéraire.

  2. literaryadjective

    Relating to writers, or the profession of literature.

    Etymology: From littéraire.

  3. literaryadjective

    Knowledgeable of literature or writing.

    Etymology: From littéraire.

  4. literaryadjective

    Appropriate to literature rather than everyday writing.

    Etymology: From littéraire.

  5. literaryadjective

    Bookish.

    Etymology: From littéraire.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Literaryadjective

    of or pertaining to letters or literature; pertaining to learning or learned men; as, literary fame; a literary history; literary conversation

    Etymology: [L. litterarius, literarius, fr. littera, litera, a letter: cf. F. littraire. See Letter.]

  2. Literaryadjective

    versed in, or acquainted with, literature; occupied with literature as a profession; connected with literature or with men of letters; as, a literary man

    Etymology: [L. litterarius, literarius, fr. littera, litera, a letter: cf. F. littraire. See Letter.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Literary

    lit′ėr-ar-i, adj. belonging to letters or learning: skilled in learning.—n. Lit′eracy, state of being literate:—opp. to Illiteracy.—adj. Lit′erāte, acquainted with letters of learning: learned.—n. one educated, but not having taken a university degree, esp. a candidate for holy orders who has not been at a university.—n.pl. Literā′tī, men of letters, the learned (sing. forms, Literā′tus, Literä′to).—adv. Literā′tim, letter for letter: without the change of a letter.—n. Literā′tor, a dabbler in learning: a man of letters, a literary man—sometimes in the French form Littérateur.—adj. Lit′erose, distinctively literary.—n. Literos′ity. [L. literarius.]

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Literary' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2886

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Literary' in Adjectives Frequency: #402

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Literary in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Literary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Literary in a Sentence

  1. Samuel Johnson:

    Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Sensible and scholarly figures enjoy and praise literary writings; conversely, others focus on the writer's pics, especially when it is a beauty of the female, which mostly prevails knowledge and ability.

  3. Congressman Antenor Duran:

    This initiative, as well as paying tribute to him seeks to ensure future generations know who this great Colombian, humanist, literary man and democrat was.

  4. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    Literally, in a literary, intellectual, emotional way, you can shake the world.

  5. Christopher Heywood:

    [A] literary feat of objective narration by an Afrikaner writer was Sword in the Sand (1969), Johannes Meintjes’ narration of Gideon Scheepers’ death by summary trial and execution. In Meintjes’ hands, history enters the realm of epic narrative

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