NounLiterature (usually uncountable; plural Literatures)
- The body of all written works.
- The collected creative writing of a nation, people, group, or culture.
- All the papers, treatises, etc. published in academic journals on a particular subject.
- Written fiction of a high standard.
- SF is rarely literature because the characters are so poorly realised. - Adam Cadre
- See also Thesaurus:literature
Verbs for Literature
acclaim—; appreciate—; assail—; bar—; censor—; create—; criticize—; dabble in—; delve into—; evaluate—; execute—; foster —; haunt—; interpret—; nurse—; patronize —; relish—; revaluate—; sanctify—; stabilize—; unify—; —charms; —communicates; —conveys; —enlightens; —delights; —enraptures; —eternizes; —expresses; —immortalizes; —incites; —informs; —inspires; —portrays; —provides; —redeems; —reveals; —stimulates; —transfuses; —transports.
French literature, Renaissance literature, ancient literature, article, autograph, belles lettres, belles-lettres, bibliography, body of knowledge, body of learning, brainchild, brochures, circulars, classics, composition, computer printout, contemporary literature, copy, cyclopedia, data, document, draft, edited version, encyclopedia, engrossment, erotic literature, erotica, essay, facts, fair copy, fiction, final draft, finished version, first draft, flimsy, folk literature, holograph, humane letters, information, kitsch, leaflets, letter, letters, literae scriptae, literary artefact, literary production, lore, lucubration, manuscript, materials, matter, medieval literature, national literature, nonfiction, obscene literature, opus, original, pamphlets, paper, parchment, penscript, piece, piece of writing, play, poem, polite literature, pop literature, popular literature, pornographic literature, pornography, printed matter, printout, production, propaganda, pseudonymous literature, publications, publicity, reading matter, recension, republic of letters, scatological literature, screed, scrip, script, scrive, scroll, second draft, serious literature, store of knowledge, system of knowledge, the written word, transcript, transcription, travel literature, treasury of information, typescript, underground literature, version, wisdom literature, work, writing, writings
- The translations below need to be checked.