- First Reference: Genesis 30:27
- Last Reference: Hebrews 5:8
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
LEARN, verb transitive lern.
1. To gain knowledge of; to acquire knowledge or ideas of something before unknown. We learn the use of letters, the meaning of words and the principles of science. We learn things by instruction, by study, and by experience and observation. It is much easier to learn what is right, than to unlearn what is wrong.
Now learn a parable of the fig tree. Matthew 24:32.
2. To acquire skill in any thing; to gain by practice a faculty of performing; as, to learn to play on a flute or an organ.
The chief art of learning is to attempt but little at a time.
3. To teach; to communicate the knowledge of something before unknown.
Hast thou not learned me how to make perfumes?
[This use of learn is found in respectable writers, but is now deemed inelegant as well as improper.
LEARN, verb intransitive lern.
1. To gain or receive knowledge; to receive instruction; to take pattern; with of.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly - Matthew 11:29.
2. To receive information or intelligence.
LEARNEDLY, adverb lern'edly. With learning or erudition; with skill; as, to discuss a question learnedly
Every coxcomb swears as learnedly as they.
LEARNER, noun lern'er. A person who is gaining knowledge from instruction, from reading or study, or by other means; one who is in the rudiments of any science or art.
See Instruction; Knowledge
LEARNING, participle present tense lern'ing. Gaining knowledge by instruction or reading, by study, by experience or observation; acquiring skill by practice.
LEARNING, noun lern'ing.
1. The knowledge of principles or facts received by instruction or study; acquired knowledge or ideas in any branch of science or literature; erudition; literature; science. The Scaligers were men of great learning
[This is the proper sense of the word.]
2. Knowledge acquired by experience, experiment or observation.
3. Skill in anything good or bad.
LEARNT, lernt. participle passive Obtained as knowledge or information.
LEARNED, adjective lern'ed.
1. Versed in literature and science; as a learned man.
2. Skillful; well acquainted with arts; knowing; within; as learned in martial arts.
3. Containing learning; as a learned treatise or publication.
4. Versed in scholastic, as distinct from other knowledge.
Men of much reading are greatly learned, but may be little knowing.
The learned, learned men; men of erudition; literati.