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lear

[ leer ]
/ lɪər /
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noun Scot. and North England.

learning; instruction; lesson.

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Origin of lear

1350–1400; late Middle English lere lesson, noun use of lere to teach, Old English lǣran; cognate with Dutch leren,German lehren,Gothic laisjan; akin to lore1

Definition for lear (2 of 2)

Lear
[ leer ]
/ lɪər /

noun

Edward, 1812–88, English writer of humorous verse and landscape painter.
(italics) King Lear.
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British Dictionary definitions for lear

Lear
/ (lɪə) /

noun

Edward. 1812–88, English humorist and painter, noted for his illustrated nonsense poems and limericks
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