What does learn mean?

Definitions for learn
lɜrn; lɜrndlearn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word learn.

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Learn(verb)

    to communicate knowledge to; to teach

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.

Editors Contribution

  1. learn

    Intuitive knowledge and understanding.

    We learn every day from other people as we are amazing human beings.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020  

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

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Numerology

  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. lenny ongori:

    When you take a trip its not about what you see in the savanna its about what you learn from it

  2. Amenorhu kwaku:

    Our greatest salvation comes when we learn to let go and forgive the people in our past.

  3. Chrissy Beckles:

    Once they learn that not everyone is going to harm them and that they are safe, loved and taken care of, then dogs begin to trust, it's always a beautiful thing to witness.

  4. Kirsten Moore-Towers:

    There are a lot of great teams at Four Continents but of course the reigning World Champions are here and they always push us, we're really two of their biggest fans... we're really thrilled to watch them and to learn from them. But of course, we're always hoping to win.

  5. Tony Kanaan:

    We all grow up. We have kids. I think we kind of change a little bit in a way, seeing Juan celebrating with the fans the way he did (Sunday), I can assure you that wouldn't have happened 15 years ago. But that was Juan back then. I think you go through experiences in life to learn.

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