learn has definitions from the field of education
[ verb ] (education) acquire or gain knowledge or skills


acquire larn


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

Used in print


Capable as their minds may be in some directions , these guardians of the nation 's security are incapable of learning , or even of observing .

(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)

Park visitors are always eager to learn more about the area they are in .

(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)

It is more than just lack of dance training that is our problem , for just as gymnastics can learn from dance , dance has some very important things to learn from gymnastics .

It is more than just lack of dance training that is our problem , for just as gymnastics can learn from dance , dance has some very important things to learn from gymnastics .

American audiences in particular learned two valuable lessons .

[ 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"

Used in print

(Sports Age, 24:9...)

They come prepared for family fun because Americans in ever growing numbers are learning that here is the way to a fine economical vacation that becomes a family experience of lasting importance .

(Kenneth Allsop, The Bootleggers and Their Era...)

To settle this slight , O_'_Banion went down to the La_Salle_Theatre in the Loop , where , he had learned , Dave_Miller was attending the opening of a musical_comedy .

(Brainard Cheney, "Christianity and the Tragic Vision-Ut...)

During the decade that followed , the common_man , as that piece put it , grew uncomfortable as the Voice of God and fled from behind Saint_Woodrow_(_Wilson ) only to learn from Science , to his shocked relief that after_all there was no God he had to speak_for and that he was just an animal anyhow - that there was a chemical_formula for him , and that too much could n't be expected of him .

(Irving Fineman, Woman of Valor: The Life of Henrietta...)

Bertha_Szold was more like Meg , the eldest March girl , who `` learned that a woman 's happiest kingdom is home , her highest honor the art of ruling it , not as a queen , but a wise wife and mother '' .

(Edward Jablonski, Harold Arlen Happy with the Blues....)

`` We 'd give him things to deliver , letters , checks , deeds and things like that '' , remembers his half-brother Walter , still in the real_estate business in savannah , `` and learn days later that he 'd absent-mindedly stuffed them into his pocket .

[ verb ] (education) commit to memory; learn by heart


memorize memorise con


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

Used in print

(Jesse W. Grimes and Wesley Allinsmith, "Compuls...)

But the symbols he is asked to learn are simple .

[ verb ] (education) be a student of a certain subject


study take read


"She is reading for the bar exam"

Used in print

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

A Houston teacher , now serving in the Legislature , proposed Thursday a law reducing the time spent learning `` educational methods '' .

Related terms

train drill audit discipline study

[ verb ] (education) impart skills or knowledge to


teach instruct


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

Used in print

(The Washington Post...)

He expressed surprise to learn that pretty , blonde Patricia_Holbrook , 16 , of Mount_Rainier , had attended the Joseph_P._Kennedy_School for the Handicapped in Boston .

[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 24495
[ 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"