Definition for learnt (2 of 2)
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
Related formslearn·a·ble, adjectivemis·learn, verb, mis·learned or mis·learnt, mis·learn·ing.out·learn, verb (used with object), out·learned or out·learnt, out·learn·ing.re·learn, verb, re·learned or re·learnt, re·learn·ing.
Can be confusedlearn teach
Examples from the Web for learnt
Commentators asked whether Norway had learnt anything from 22 July: Did Breivik “win”, as a Swedish journalist suggested?What Made Anders Behring Breivik a Mass Killer in Norway?|Aage Borchgrevink|November 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I know that many people around the world remember my son, many health professionals have learnt from our choices.Daily Beast Readers React to YouTube Stillborn Baby Memorials|Brandy Zadrozny|November 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He was a great storyteller and I learnt everything from him, about screen acting and technique; he was a wonderful actor.Meet ‘Inspector Lewis’: Kevin Whately on ‘Morse,’ John Thaw, and the End of the Series|Jace Lacob|June 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
What typifies the modern commune is the fact that it has learnt from earlier mistakes.The Kibbutz Movement’s Lessons For Communal Living Today|Daniel Gavron|May 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In making his intervention Mr Miliband has watched and learnt from Barack Obama.
The making and re-making of the nest was learnt on kindergarten principles."Wee Tim'rous Beasties"|Douglas English
Metrodorus said, “That he had learnt Ἀληθως γαστρὶ χαρίζεσθαι, to give his belly just thanks for all his pleasures.”Essays|Abraham Cowley
This also he had learnt in the course of his dealings with the world.From One Generation to Another|Henry Seton Merriman
He learnt to eke out his meagre supplies by living on the wild game of the country, the native flour, bananas and mangoes.Sketches of the East Africa Campaign|Robert Valentine Dolbey
But we couldn't get took back; not all of us: the masters had learnt a lesson.A Life's Secret|Mrs. Henry Wood
British Dictionary definitions for learnt (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for learnt (2 of 2)
verb learns, learning, learned (lɜːnd) or learnt
Derived Formslearnable, adjective
Word Origin for learn
Idioms and Phrases with learnt
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