Definitions for learner

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

learn*lɜrn; lɜrnd(v.)learned; or learnt, learn•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to acquire knowledge of or skill in by study, instruction, or experience:

    to learn a new language.

  2. to become informed of or acquainted with; ascertain:

    to learn the truth.

  3. to memorize:

    He learned the poem in ten minutes.

  4. to gain (a habit, mannerism, etc.) by experience, exposure to example, or the like; acquire:

    She learned patience from her father.

  5. (of a device or machine, esp. a computer) to perform an analogue of human learning using artificial intelligence.

    Category: Computers

  6. Nonstandard. to instruct in; teach.

    Category: Status (usage)

  7. (v.i.)to acquire knowledge or skill:

    to learn rapidly.

  8. to become informed (often fol. by of or about):

    to learn of an accident.

* Syn: learn , discover , ascertain , detect imply adding to one's store of knowledge or information. To learn is to come to know by chance, or by study or other application: to learn of a friend's death; to learn to ski. To discover is to find out something previously unseen or unknown; it suggests that the new information is surprising to the learner: I discovered that they were selling their house. To ascertain is to find out and verify information through inquiry or analysis: to ascertain the truth about the incident. To detect is to become aware of something obscure, secret, or concealed: to detect a flaw in reasoning.

Origin of learn:

bef. 900; ME lernen, OE leornian to learn, read, ponder, c. OS līnōn, OHG lernēn; akin to Go laisjan to teach, and to lore1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. learner, scholar, assimilator(noun)

    someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs

  2. apprentice, learner, prentice(noun)

    works for an expert to learn a trade

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. learner(noun)ɜrn

    sb who is learning sth

    advanced learners of English; a quick learner


  1. learner(Noun)

    One that is learning

    She's still a learner, so she's prone to making mistakes

Webster Dictionary

  1. Learner(noun)

    one who learns; a scholar

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'learner' in Nouns Frequency: #2509

Anagrams of learner

  1. relearn

Translations for learner

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person who is in process of learning

Be patient; – I'm only a learner; (also adjective) a learner driver.

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