HyperDic: literature

English > 4 senses of the word literature:
NOUNcommunicationliteraturecreative writing of recognized / recognized artistic value
cognitionliterature, litthe humanistic study of a body of literature
communicationliteraturepublished writings in a particular style on a particular subject / subject / subject
actliteraturethe profession or art of a writer
literature > pronunciation
Soundslih'terahcher
Rhymesacupuncture ... welcher: 102 rhymes with cher...
English > literature: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaningcreative writing of recognized / recognized artistic value.
Category ofapace(poetic, literary) quickly
carved, carvenmade for or formed by carving ('carven' is archaic or literary)
copyrighted(of literary or musical or dramatic or artistic work) protected by copyright
deconstruction, deconstructionismA philosophical theory of criticism (usually of literature or film) that seeks to expose deep-seated contradictions in a work by delving below its surface meaning / meaning
editing, redactionputting something (as a literary work or a legislative bill) into acceptable form
filmable(used of a story or literary work) capable of being adapted to motion picture form
flash-forwardA transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to a later event or scene / scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story
flashbackA transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to an earlier event or scene / scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story
gothicCharacterized by gloom and mystery and the grotesque
literatureThe profession or art of a writer
literature, litThe humanistic study of a body of literature
literaturepublished writings in a particular style on a particular subject / subject / subject
longueurA period of dullness or boredom (especially in a work of literature or performing art)
republicationSomething that has been published again
rosebud(a literary reference to) a pretty young girl
steed(literary) a spirited horse for state or war
tempest(literary) a violent wind
tensionA balance between and interplay of opposing elements or tendencies (especially in art or literature)
wont toin the habit
NarrowerSanskrit literatureHindu literature written in Sanskrit
Broaderwriting, written material, piece of writingThe work of a writer
Spanishliteratura
Catalanliteratura
Adjectivesliteraryof or relating to or characteristic of literature
English > literature: 4 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningThe humanistic study of a body of literature.
Synonymlit
Categoryliteraturecreative writing of recognized / recognized artistic value
Broaderliterary studyThe humanistic study of literature
Spanishliteratura
Catalanliteratura
Adjectivesliteraryknowledgeable about literature
English > literature: 4 senses > noun 3, communication
Meaningpublished writings in a particular style on a particular subject / subject / subject.
Examples
  • "the technical literature"
  • "one aspect of Waterloo has not yet been treated in the literature"
Categoryliteraturecreative writing of recognized / recognized artistic value
NarrowerhistoriographyA body of historical literature
Broaderwriting, written material, piece of writingThe work of a writer
Spanishliteratura
English > literature: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe profession or art of a writer.
Example"her place in literature is secure"
Categoryliteraturecreative writing of recognized / recognized artistic value
BroaderprofessionAn occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences)
Spanishliteratura
Catalanliteratura

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