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Meaning of LEARN

Pronunciation:  lurn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  acquire or gain knowledge or skills; "She learned dancing from her sister"; "I learned Sanskrit"
  2. [v]  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. [v]  be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam"
  4. [v]  commit to memory; learn by heart; "Have you memorized your lines for the play yet?"
  5. [v]  impart skills or knowledge to; "I taught them French"; "He instructed me in building a boat"
  6. [v]  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"

LEARN is a 5 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: ascertain, check, con, determine, discover, find out, find out, get a line, get wind, get word, hear, instruct, larn, memorise, memorize, pick up, read, see, see, take, teach, watch
 See Also: absorb, alternate, ascertain, assimilate, audit, catch, catch up, catechise, catechize, coach, condition, develop, drill, drill, edify, educate, enlighten, exercise, find, ground, hit the books, indoctrinate, inform, ingest, larn, learn, lecture, mentor, practice, practise, prepare, prepare, reinforce, relearn, reward, spoonfeed, study, take in, talk, test, train, train, trip up, tutor, understudy, unteach, wise up



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Learn\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Learned}, or {Learnt} (?);
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Learning}.] [OE. lernen, leornen, AS.
    leornian; akin to OS. lin[=o]n, for lirn[=o]n, OHG.
    lirn[=e]n, lern[=e]n, G. lernen, fr. the root of AS. l?ran to
    teach, OS. l[=e]rian, OHG. l[=e]ran, 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,
    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.''
       --Is. i. 17.
             Now learn a parable of the fig tree.  --Matt. xxiv.
    2. To communicate knowledge to; to teach. [Obs.]
             Hast thou not learned me how To make perfumes ?
    Note: 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.
  2. \Learn\, 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.
          Take my yoke upon you and learn of me.   --Matt. xi.
    {To learn by heart}. See {By heart}, under {Heart}.
    {To learn by rote}, to memorize by repetition without
       exercise of the understanding.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are learning something means your interest and never-ending quest in acquiring knowledge. Dreaming that you are in places of learning, foretells that you will rise to distinction.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: absorb, appreciate, apprehend, ascertain, assimilate, attend classes, attend school, awaken to, be informed, be with one, become acquainted with, become alive to, become aware of, become conscious of, broaden the mind, catch, catch on, chance upon, come to know, commit to memory, comprehend, conceive, cram the mind, determine, dig, digest, discover, fathom, find, find out, find out about, follow, gain knowledge, gather, get, get hep to, get hold of, get it, get next to, get the drift, get the idea, get the picture, get wise to, go into training, go to school, grasp, have, have it reported, have it taped, hear of, hit upon, ken, know, learn about, learn by heart, load the mind, master, memorize, pick up information, read, read with, realize, receive instruction, savvy, see the light, seize, seize the meaning, sense, serve an apprenticeship, take, take in, take lessons, train, twig, uncover, undergo schooling, understand