Let·ter v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lettered p. pr. & vb. n. Lettering.] To impress with letters; to mark with letters or words; as, a book gilt and lettered.
1. Literate; educated; versed in literature. “ Are you not lettered?”
The unlettered barbarians willingly accepted the aid of the lettered clergy, still chiefly of Roman birth, to reduce to writing the institutes of their forefathers. --Milman.
2. Of or pertaining to learning or literature; learned. “ A lettered education.”
3. Inscribed or stamped with letters.
adj 1: able to read and write well
2: highly educated; having extensive information or
understanding; "an enlightened public"; "knowing
instructors"; "a knowledgeable critic"; "a knowledgeable
audience" [syn: enlightened, knowing, knowledgeable,
learned, well-educated, well-read]