What does Learn mean?

Definitions for Learn
lɜrn; lɜrndLearn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. learn, larn, acquire(verb)

    gain knowledge or skills

    "She learned dancing from her sister"; "I learned Sanskrit"; "Children acquire language at an amazing rate"

  2. learn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, see(verb)

    get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally

    "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted"

  3. memorize, memorise, con, learn(verb)

    commit to memory; learn by heart

    "Have you memorized your lines for the play yet?"

  4. learn, study, read, take(verb)

    be a student of a certain subject

    "She is reading for the bar exam"

  5. teach, learn, instruct(verb)

    impart skills or knowledge to

    "I taught them French"; "He instructed me in building a boat"

  6. determine, check, find out, see, ascertain, watch, learn(verb)

    find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort

    "I want to see whether she speaks French"; "See whether it works"; "find out if he speaks Russian"; "Check whether the train leaves on time"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Learn(verb)

    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. Learn(verb)

    to communicate knowledge to; to teach

  3. Learn(verb)

    to acquire knowledge or skill; to make progress in acquiring knowledge or skill; to receive information or instruction; as, this child learns quickly

  4. Origin: [OE. lernen, leornen, AS. leornian; akin to OS. linn, for lirnn, OHG. lirnn, lernn, G. lernen, fr. the root of AS. lran to teach, OS. lrian, OHG. lran, 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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Learn

    lėrn, v.t. to acquire knowledge of, to get to know: to gain power of performing: (prov.) to teach.—v.i. to gain knowledge: to improve by example.—adjs. Learn′able, that may be learned; Learn′ed, having learning: versed in literature, &c.: skilful.—adv. Learn′edly.—ns. Learn′edness; Learn′er, one who learns: one who is yet in the rudiments of any subject; Learn′ing, what is learned: knowledge: scholarship: skill in languages or science.—New learning, the awakening to classical learning in England in the 16th century, led by Colet, Erasmus, Warham, More, &c. [A.S. leornian; Ger. lernen; cf. A.S. lǽran (Ger. lehren), to teach.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. learn

    To add to one's ignorance by extending the knowledge we have of the things that we can never know.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Learn' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1330

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Learn' in Written Corpus Frequency: #927

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Learn' in Verbs Frequency: #118

Anagrams for Learn »

  1. Laren

  2. Renal

How to pronounce Learn?

  1. Alex
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How to say Learn in sign language?

  1. learn


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Learn in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Learn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Learn in a Sentence

  1. Maria Gabriela Chavez:

    I'm here to learn.

  2. Buckminster Fuller:

    You can't learn less.

  3. Jewish Proverb:

    As you teach, you learn.

  4. Cometan:

    Fight not, learn instead.

  5. Sipho P Nkosi:

    Look at others and learn.

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