Definitions of taught

  1. ( all used chiefly with qualifiers ` well' or ` poorly' or ` un- ') having received specific instruction; " unschooled ruffians"; " well tutored applicants"
  2. See Taut.
  3. imp. & amp; p. p. of Teach.
  4. of Teach
  5. imp. & p. p. of Teach.
  6. Past tense and past participle of the verb teach.
  7. Pa. t. and pa. p. of TEACH.
  8. Of to teach.
  9. Imp. & pp. of TEACH, v.
  10. Stretched; not slack.
  11. Very high or tall, as the masts of a ship.
  12. Of teach, which see.

Usage examples for taught

  1. But I taught you- I did all I could for you. – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  2. She often told me that nobody had taught her to read. – The Adventure of Living by John St. Loe Strachey
  3. You can, Caleb came back, but no matter how much money you spend, you can't make the sort of a gentleman out of him, that knows without being taught what not to do! – Then I'll Come Back to You by Larry Evans
  4. Miss Lola taught me how, if I can remember. – Lola by Owen Davis
  5. You've taught me something- perhaps in time. – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  6. " That is what the children are taught to think of us," he said, " and I have my own little ones at home." – By Desert Ways to Baghdad by Louisa Jebb
  7. Experience had taught me now to judge somewhat of the looks and condition of sick people. – Daisy in the Field by Elizabeth Wetherell
  8. At least, so I have always been taught – The Heather-Moon by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  9. The next night she spoke again of her father, and what he taught her. – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  10. Why, who taught you to do that, young Master? – The Fairy Godmothers and Other Tales by Mrs. Alfred Gatty
  11. Jem had taught her that. – From One Generation to Another by Henry Seton Merriman
  12. It was really a very simple thing, after all,- it was only that he had lived near a kind and gentle heart, and had been taught to think kind thoughts always and to care for others. – Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  13. But I was taught to put up with them, and made to put up with them. – You-Never-Can-Tell by Shaw, Bernard
  14. What he taught was, perhaps, what I most needed to learn, but I was already too far on the way to learn it easily. – The Autobiography of a Journalist, Volume I by William James Stillman
  15. On the other hand, he worked with them; and the boys, as they grew old enough, were taught to work with them, too. – A Boy's Town by W. D. Howells
  16. She had been well taught – The City of Fire by Grace Livingston Hill
  17. I don't remember ever being taught them. – Mrs. Geoffrey by Duchess
  18. She shall be taught the True Faith. – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini
  19. We believe that by simply living together as Jesus has taught us to live, we can make this world so much better than it now is, that men shall think heaven has come down to earth. – The Church and Modern Life by Washington Gladden
  20. I've taught you to be beautiful. – The Branding Iron by Katharine Newlin Burt