learned Meaning, Definition & Usage
verb gain knowledge or skills
acquire; larn; learn.
- She learned dancing from her sister
- I learned Sanskrit
- Children acquire language at an amazing rate
verb get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
pick up; get a line; discover; see; hear; learn; find out; get wind; get word.
- I learned that she has two grown-up children
- I see that you have been promoted
verb commit to memory; learn by heart
learn; memorise; memorize; con.
- Have you memorized your lines for the play yet?
verb be a student of a certain subject
read; study; take; learn.
- She is reading for the bar exam
verb impart skills or knowledge to
teach; instruct; learn.
- I taught them French
- He instructed me in building a boat
verb find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
learn; watch; see; determine; ascertain; find out; check.
- 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
adjective satellite having or showing profound knowledge
- a learned jurist
- an erudite professor
adjective satellite highly educated; having extensive information or understanding
knowing; knowledgeable; lettered; well-read; well-educated.
- knowing instructors
- a knowledgeable critic
- a knowledgeable audience
adjective established by conditioning or learning
- Of or pertaining to learning; possessing, or characterized by, learning, esp. scholastic learning; erudite; well-informed; as, a learned scholar, writer, or lawyer; a learned book; a learned theory.
The learnedlover lost no time.
Men of much reading are greatly learned, but may be little knowing.
Words of learned length and thundering sound.
-- Learn"ed*ly, adv. Learn"ed*ness, n.
Every coxcomb swears as learnedly as they.
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