Character 10
Hyphenation lit er a ture
Pronunciations /ˈlɪ.tə.ɹɪ.tʃə(ɹ)/

Definitions and meanings of "Literature"

What do we mean by literature?

The body of written works of a language, period, or culture. noun

Imaginative or creative writing, especially of recognized artistic value. noun

The art or occupation of a literary writer. noun

The body of written work produced by scholars or researchers in a given field. noun

Printed material. noun

All the compositions of a certain kind or for a specific instrument or ensemble. noun

Specifically. In scientific usage, the body of monographs, original papers, etc., dealing with a particular topic: as, the literature of the scale-insects and mealy bugs; the literature of the reaction experiment. noun

Printed matter of any kind intended for circulation, as the circulars and pamphlets of a political party, of an insurance company, or of a quack advertiser. noun

Learning; instruction in letters. noun

The use of letters for the promulgation of thought or knowledge; the communication of facts, ideas, or emotions by means of books or other modes of publication; literary work or production: as, the profession of literature. noun

Recorded thought or knowledge; the aggregate of books and other publications, in either an unlimited or a limited sense; the collective body of literary productions in general, or within a particular sphere, period, country, language, etc.: as, the literature of a science, art, or profession; Greek, Roman, or Elizabethan literature. noun

In a restricted sense, the class of writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, romance, history, biography, and essays, in contradistinction to scientific works, or those written expressly to impart knowledge. noun

Synonyms Literature, Learning, Scholarship, Erudition, Lore. Literature, the more polished or artistic class of written compositions, or the critical knowledge or appreciation of them; learning, large knowledge acquired by study, especially in the literature, history, or the like, of the past; scholarship, learning viewed as the possession of a professional or amateur scholar or student; erudition, scholastic or the more recondite sort of knowledge obtained by profound research; lore, a rather poetic word for erudition, often in a special department: as, versed in the lore of magic. noun

Learning; acquaintance with letters or books. noun

The collective body of literary productions, embracing the entire results of knowledge and fancy preserved in writing; also, the whole body of literary productions or writings upon a given subject, or in reference to a particular science or branch of knowledge, or of a given country or period noun

The class of writings distinguished for beauty of style or expression, as poetry, essays, or history, in distinction from scientific treatises and works which contain positive knowledge; belles-lettres. noun

The occupation, profession, or business of doing literary work. noun

The body of all written works. noun

The collected creative writing of a nation, people, group, or culture. noun

All the papers, treatises, etc. published in academic journals on a particular subject. noun

The body of all written works.

The collected creative writing of a nation, people, group or culture.

(usually preceded by the) All the papers, treatises etc. published in academic journals on a particular subject.

Written fiction of a high standard.

Literature is a sort of aesthetic expression, usually involving words, but can be made of patterns or symbols. Most people think of literature as novels, but it can be anything you read, write, or create, as long as it has a special meaning. For example, a regular old to-do list is not literature, while a combination of certain symbols can be considered such. Urban Dictionary

Fucking pointless Urban Dictionary

What men call porn mags when they don't want to get caught by their girl friends. Urban Dictionary

A fancy word for books that scholars approve of. Urban Dictionary

Literature is all that is written, as well as books, educational or otherwise. Urban Dictionary

Alcohol Urban Dictionary

Poop that is retarded that people think is safisticated, yet its just fake boring poop! Urban Dictionary

Short for 'literal torture'. Urban Dictionary

Anything written in print that's not Twilight. Urban Dictionary

Part of speech - Verb Tense - Very (in need of good massage) Other Tense - Past, present, future, Jacob Marley Origin - Torinsylvanian, originally meaning to hit someone with a cantaloupe Definition - to do something in a literary setting that is brag worthy Synonyms - writalenting, englisherizing Urban Dictionary

Synonyms and Antonyms for Literature

The word "literature" in example sentences

Both men were serious about literature, but they differed on how much the formal detective story, as perfected during the Golden Age between the World Wars, could be taken seriously _as _literature. ❋ Unknown (2004)

Israel _izrael_, not _issrael_ jeans _janes_ joust _just_ or _joost_ larynx _lar'inx'_ or _la'rinx_, not _larnix_ literature _literature_, or _choor_ ❋ Thomas Wood (N/A)

Confusion may be avoided and time may be saved if teachers will remember that nature literature, as here defined, is a form of _literature_, and that its purpose therefore is primarily to present truth (not necessarily facts) in an entertaining way. ❋ Charles Madison Curry (1906)

About all the American literature in existence that is of any value as _literature_ is the product of the past three quarters of ❋ Unknown (1886)

About all the American literature in existence, that is of any value _as literature_, is the product of the past three quarters of ❋ Unknown (1886)

The human knowledge formed and deposited in literature is unavailable otherwise. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Use of the Trident for commercial purposes in literature is not a sanctioned practice by the Navy. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Every portal to success in literature is guarded by those watch-dogs, the failures in literature. ❋ Unknown (2010)

In addition, although I am clearly enough a partisan of experimental fiction, my appreciation of the experimental in literature is still pretty firmly rooted in literary history itself, and I am hesitant to conclude that those impulses that motivated writers to begin writing what we now call novels, and that has guided the development of fiction in general, are entirely spent. ❋ Unknown (2010)

For instance, the first African to be Nobel laureate in literature is a Nigerian. ❋ Unknown (2010)

She received a Ph.D. in literature from the University of Washington and has taught at both the U.W. and Antioch. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Such a shame that so few indigenous writings survived the Conquest, but modern Latin American literature is fascinating as well. ❋ Unknown (2008)

My [favourite] [kind of] literature is [prose]. ❋ Katy (2003)

[Pride and Prejudice] is an [example] of literature. ❋ Chooky1441 (2017)

Guy:[Hunny], I only buy those [mags] for the articles. Girl:[Uh-Huh], and you only watch porn on my comuter to observe the directors skills. Guy:Hunny, I thot you liked literature. ❋ Juliazz (2007)

"[Dune] was pretty epic, but I don't think Mr. McDonaldsMeister would [allow] us to include it on our literature reading [list]." ❋ A Person With The Name Alex (2018)

Our [society] was [built] upon literature. Some are inclined to [enjoy] literature more than others. ❋ InConSciOUS (2015)

[Yo dawg] we [getting some] literature tonight? -Hell Yeah! -I'm [read] so much literature tonight! ❋ Books123 (2010)

[Peacock] read [the piece] of literature and was a [trad]. ❋ YOYOYO (2005)

Yeah [Doki Doki Literature Club] was a truly [underwhelming] experience. What's the point of attempting to disguise this lame horror game as a cute dating [sim] if the title speaks of literal torture? ❋ EpicScientician (2021)

Girl: Man, that was one good piece of literature! [Twilight fan]: OMG I know, right? I loved Edward! Girl: ... [I'm not talking] about that insult to even books in the [School Library].... ❋ XFallenMisery (2010)

Used in a [sentence] - Man I'm [so good] at [literatureizing] ❋ Wordwriter18495 (2021)

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