- learned profession,
- learned society,
- learner's chain,
- learning curve,
- learning difficulties,
- learning disabilities,
- learning disability,
- learning management system
Origin of learning
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 learning
What is most troubling is our – and I do mean “our” and not “their” – never treating these situations as learning opportunities.
In the absence of typical classrooms and curriculums, West Africans have opted for alternate methods of learning and education.
He is honest about his religious doubts, but he is committed to learning more about God.The Good Wife’s Religion Politics: Voters Have No Faith in Alicia's Atheism|Regina Lizik|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And Glenn, Tara, and Rosita spend the episode, um, learning to fish.The Walking Dead’s ‘Crossed’: The Stage Is Now Set for a Bloody, Deadly Midseason Finale|Melissa Leon|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Marilyn Johnson is a writer with a terrific capacity for learning.
Hermione, on the other hand, was gifted as a linguist, loving languages and learning them easily.The Call of the Blood|Robert Smythe Hichens
I was a poor boy, and I strove for learning, strove hard, and found it worth the striving.Lewis Rand|Mary Johnston
I have not the faintest ghost of an ear; but mother insists on my learning.Light O' The Morning|L. T. Meade
Men of wit and learning employ themselves to celebrate his talents, and to express their approbation of his writings.
But when learning the above series by my method, it was kept in an active state.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
verb learns, learning, learned (lɜːnd) or learnt
Word Origin for learn
Old English leornung "learning, study," from leornian (see learn). Learning curve attested by 1907.
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