Definitions of learn

  1. 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"
  2. commit to memory; learn by heart; " Have you memorized your lines for the play yet?"
  3. 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"
  4. impart skills or knowledge to; " I taught them French"; " He instructed me in building a boat"
  5. be a student of a certain subject; " She is reading for the bar exam"
  6. acquire or gain knowledge or skills; " She learned dancing from her sister"; " I learned Sanskrit"; " Children acquire language at an amazing rate"
  7. 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.
  8. To communicate knowledge to; to teach.
  9. To acquire knowledge or skill; to make progress in acquiring knowledge or skill; to receive information or instruction; as, this child learns quickly.
  10. To gain knowledge of; fix in the mind; as, to learn a lesson.
  11. To gain or receive knowledge or skill; as, to learn quickly.
  12. Learner.
  13. Learned, learnt.
  14. Learning.
  15. To acquire knowledge of, to get to know: to gain power of performing.
  16. To gain Knowledge: to improve by example.
  17. To acquire knowledge of, or skill in.
  18. To gain knowledge or skill.
  19. To gain knowledge of or skill in; acquire knowledge or skill.
  20. To acquire knowledge of; to acquire skill in or a faculty of performing by practice.
  21. To gain knowledge; to receive instruction.
  22. To gain knowledge; to receive instruction or knowledge; to acquire skill in anything.

Usage examples for learn

  1. Why not stay with me and learn to hear? – Half-Past Bedtime by H. H. Bashford
  2. For quite some time I didn't learn anything new. – Stranded in Arcady by Francis Lynde
  3. When shall we learn to see it as it was? – The Saint's Tragedy by Charles Kingsley
  4. You must learn, my boy- you must know everything. – The Day of Judgment by Joseph Hocking
  5. How did your father learn the truth, Betty? – Penny Nichols Finds a Clue by Joan Clark
  6. I'd be sorry indeed to learn they have done so! – The Diamond Pin by Carolyn Wells
  7. Which is the best work of that kind from which I could learn? – Piano Playing With Piano Questions Answered by Josef Hofmann
  8. One peasant had been so anxious for his daughter to learn to read, that he had made interest to send her to the boys' school. – Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel by John Yeardley
  9. " You will learn as you go along. – The Grafters by Francis Lynde
  10. Of the two perhaps she had the more to learn. – Gypsy's Cousin Joy by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
  11. " I don't know; but I think you could learn at Mr. Cheetham's. – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  12. " No." " Then I will not learn it." – The Chinese Fairy Book by Various
  13. " Oh, you could learn. – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  14. Not that way- when they learn! – One Woman's Life by Robert Herrick
  15. It will be good for you to learn about oomphel here; in your Place of the Gone Ones there is much oomphel. – Oomphel in the Sky by Henry Beam Piper
  16. We can learn from Pierre. – Montlivet by Alice Prescott Smith
  17. How shall I learn? – Kenny by Leona Dalrymple
  18. If you want to learn a thing, teach it. – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  19. Who is going to run it while you learn? – Youth Challenges by Clarence B Kelland
  20. We never can learn it in the world! – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009