Definition of Learn

1. Verb. Gain knowledge or skills. "They learn to move "; "Children acquire language at an amazing rate"

Exact synonyms: Acquire, Larn
Specialized synonyms: Relearn, Catch Up, Absorb, Assimilate, Ingest, Take In, Hit The Books, Study
Derivative terms: Acquisition, Acquisition, Learner, Learner



2. Verb. Get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally. "They learn that there was a traffic accident "; "I see that you have been promoted"
Exact synonyms: Discover, Find Out, Get A Line, Get Wind, Get Word, Hear, Pick Up, See
Specialized synonyms: Get The Goods, Wise Up, Catch, Trip Up, Ascertain, Discover, Find
Related verbs: Find, See, Witness
Derivative terms: Discovery, Discovery, Discovery

3. Verb. Commit to memory; learn by heart. "They won't learn the story "; "Have you memorized your lines for the play yet?"
Exact synonyms: Con, Memorise, Memorize
Specialized synonyms: Alternate, Understudy
Generic synonyms: Hit The Books, Study
Derivative terms: Memorisation, Memoriser, Memory, Memory, Memorization, Memorizer, Memory, Memory, Memory

4. Verb. Be a student of a certain subject. "She is reading for the bar exam"
Exact synonyms: Read, Study, Take
Specialized synonyms: Audit, Prepare, Train, Drill, Exercise, Practice, Practise
Derivative terms: Study, Study, Studying

5. Verb. Impart skills or knowledge to. "The parents learn the children a French poem "; "He instructed me in building a boat"

6. Verb. Find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort. "They learn whether there was a traffic accident"; "Check whether the train leaves on time"
Exact synonyms: Ascertain, Check, Determine, Find Out, See, Watch
Related verbs: Ascertain, Assure, Check, Control, Ensure, Insure, See, See To It, Ascertain, Determine, Find, Find Out
Specialized synonyms: Test
Derivative terms: Ascertainable, Check, Determination

Definition of Learn

1. v. t. To gain knowledge or information of; to ascertain by inquiry, study, or investigation; to receive instruction concerning; to fix in the mind; to acquire understanding of, or skill; as, to learn the way; to learn a lesson; to learn dancing; to learn to skate; to learn the violin; to learn the truth about something.

2. v. i. To acquire knowledge or skill; to make progress in acquiring knowledge or skill; to receive information or instruction; as, this child learns quickly.

Definition of Learn

1. Verb. To acquire, or attempt to acquire knowledge or an ability to do something. ¹

2. Verb. To attend a course or other educational activity. ¹

3. Verb. To make use of a bad experience. ¹

4. Verb. To improve, maybe used in an order. ¹

5. Verb. To be studying. ¹

6. Verb. To come to know; to become informed of; to find out. ¹

7. Verb. (context: now regional slang or dialect) To teach. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Learn

1. to gain knowledge by experience, instruction, or study [v LEARNED or LEARNT, LEARNING, LEARNS]

Medical Definition of Learn

1. 1. To gain knowledge or information of; to ascertain by inquiry, study, or investigation; to receive instruction concerning; to fix in the mind; to acquire understanding of, or skill; as, to learn the way; to learn a lesson; to learn dancing; to learn to skate; to learn the violin; to learn the truth about something. "Learn to do well." "Now learn a parable of the fig tree." (Matt. Xxiv. 32) 2. To communicate knowledge to; to teach. "Hast thou not learned me how To make perfumes ?" (Shak) Learn formerly had also the sense of teach, in accordance with the analogy of the French and other languages, and hence we find it with this sense in Shakespeare, Spenser, and other old writers. This usage has now passed away. To learn is to receive instruction, and to teach is to give instruction. He who is taught learns, not he who teaches. Origin: OE. Lernen, leornen, AS. Leornian; akin to OS. Linon, for lirnon, OHG. Lirnen, lernen, G. Lernen, fr. The root of AS. Lran to teach, OS. Lerian, OHG.leran, G. Lehren, Goth. Laisjan, also Goth lais I know, leis acquainted (in comp); all prob. From a root meaning, to go, go over, and hence, to learn; cf. AS. Leoran to go . Cf. Last a mold of the foot, lore. To acquire knowledge or skill; to make progress in acquiring knowledge or skill; to receive information or instruction; as, this child learns quickly. "Take my yoke upon you and learn of me." (Matt. Xi. 29) To learn by heart. See By heart, under Heart. To learn by rote, to memorize by repetition without exercise of the understanding. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Learn

leapingly
leapings
leapling
leaplings
leaprous
leaps
leaps and bounds
leapt
lear
leare
leared
leares
learier
leariest
learing
learn (current term)
learn'd
learn the hard way
learn the ropes
learnabilities
learnability
learnable
learne
learned
learned drive
learned helplessness
learned person
learned profession
learned reaction
learned response

Literary usage of Learn

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1. The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to come by John Bunyan (1879)
"... You must still hearken to your mother, for she can learn you . more- You must ^° diligently give ear to what good talk you shall hear from others; for, ..."

2. Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World by Jonathan Swift (1894)
"MY principal Endeavour was to learn the Language, which my Master (for so I shall henceforth call him) and his Children, and every Servant of his House were ..."

3. Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain (2000)
"... to learn to run them; clear-water rivers, with gravel bottoms, change their channels very gradually, and therefore one needs to learn them but once; ..."

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