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, acquireverb

    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, seeverb

    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, learnverb

    commit to memory; learn by heart

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

  4. learn, study, read, takeverb

    be a student of a certain subject

    "She is reading for the bar exam"

  5. teach, learn, instructverb

    impart skills or knowledge to

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

  6. determine, check, find out, see, ascertain, watch, learnverb

    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. Learnverb

    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. Learnverb

    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. Learnverb

    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  

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

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

  3. Verbs Frequency

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

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  1. Laren

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  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. Rimas Kapeskas:

    We don't participate in the on-demand business as much, and the consumer side of this is still a bit of a mystery to us, this is a rapidly evolving marketplace and we thought we could learn more by being close to it.

  2. Jasmin Floyd:

    As I got older, I started to learn more about what FOP was, now when something happens, I know what’s happening and why it’s happening.

  3. Sonya Romero:

    Their needs have be met -- whatever they are ... socially, emotionally, physically, so that they have the ability to learn.

  4. Link Starbureiy:

    I can teach you things that you can learn from no one else.

  5. Novak Djokovic:

    I learn something new from him constantly, he contributed a lot from a psychological point of view because he has been in these situations before. He understands the challenges I need to face, the obstacles I need to overcome to win big titles.

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