- learn by heart,
- learn one's lesson,
- learn to live with,
- learned borrowing,
- learned drive,
- learned helplessness,
- learned profession,
- learned society
Origin of learned
verb (used with object), learned [lurnd] /lɜrnd/ or learnt, learn·ing.
verb (used without object), learned [lurnd] /lɜrnd/ or learnt, learn·ing.
Origin of learn
Examples from the Web for learned
“Then I learned he can't spell and is a manager at a CPK,” she said.
His first language was Russian, then he learned Swedish, but chooses to perform in monosyllabic broken English.The Cult of Yung Lean: ‘I’m Building An Anarchistic Society From the Ground Up’|Marlow Stern|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I asked her how her trainers, born and raised in Iran, have learned how to teach hip-hop.Iran’s Becoming a Footloose Nation as Dance Lessons Spread|IranWire|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I have learned a lot about productions and the abilities I have in this realm.Porn Stars on the Year in Porn: Drone Erotica, Belle Knox, and Wild Sex|Aurora Snow|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I learned that he was working and living in the Lower East Side, delivering orders for an Italian restaurant and raising two kids.
As resident physician for over fifteen years, I had learned patience in these matters.Unbegotten Child|Winston Marks
I know his fame as a pious teacher and a learned man, well beloved of his people.Standish of Standish|Jane G. Austin
I learned later that he had implored the Superior on his knees not to lay this dreadful command upon him, but all in vain.The Monk and The Hangman's Daughter|Adolphe Danziger De Castro and Ambrose Bierce
He met that searching gaze as inscrutably as he had learned to endure the scrutiny of his opponent at the poker table.The Heart of Canyon Pass|Thomas K. Holmes
From the recipients of her generosity more is known than could have been learned from her.Alice Cogswell Bemis|Anonymous
verb learns, learning, learned (lɜːnd) or learnt
Word Origin for learn
"having knowledge gained by study," mid-14c., past participle adjective from learn (v.) in former transitive sense. Related: Learnedly; learnedness.
Old English leornian "to get knowledge, be cultivated, study, read, think about," from Proto-Germanic *liznojan (cf. Old Frisian lernia, Middle Dutch leeren, Dutch leren, Old High German lernen, German lernen "to learn," Gothic lais "I know"), with a base sense of "to follow or find the track," from PIE *leis- "track." Related to German Gleis "track," and to Old English læst "sole of the foot" (see last (n.)).
The transitive sense (He learned me how to read), now vulgar, was acceptable from c.1200 until early 19c., from Old English læran "to teach" (cf. Dutch leren, German lehren "to teach," literally "to make known;" see lore), and is preserved in past participle adjective learned "having knowledge gained by study." Related: Learning.
In addition to the idioms beginning with learn
- learn by heart
- learn one's lesson
- learn to live with
- by heart, learn
- little knowledge (learning) is a dangerous thing
- live and learn