Dictionary.com

learned

[ lur-nid for 1-3; lurnd for 4 ]
/ ˈlɜr nɪd for 1-3; lɜrnd for 4 /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: learned / learnedness on Thesaurus.com

adjective
having much knowledge; scholarly; erudite:learned professors.
connected or involved with the pursuit of knowledge, especially of a scholarly nature: a learned journal.
of or showing learning or knowledge; well-informed: learned in the ways of the world.
acquired by experience, study, etc.: learned behavior.
QUIZ
GOOSES. GEESES. I WANT THIS QUIZ ON PLURAL NOUNS!
Test how much you really know about regular and irregular plural nouns with this quiz.
Question 1 of 9
Which of the following nouns has an irregular plural form?

Origin of learned

First recorded in 1300–50, learned is from the Middle English word lerned.See learn, -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM learned

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use learned in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for learned

learned
/ (ˈlɜːnɪd) /

adjective
having great knowledge or erudition
involving or characterized by scholarship
(prenominal) a title applied in referring to a member of the legal profession, esp to a barristermy learned friend

Derived forms of learned

learnedly, adverblearnedness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK