[lur-nid for 1–3; lurnd for 4]
- 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.
Origin of learned
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Examples from the Web for well-learned
And what was so natural, as that you should fall in with Mr. Fabians well-learned lesson.Polly in New York
Lillian Elizabeth Roy
William's voice now sounded as if he were reciting a well-learned lesson.Miss Billy Married
Eleanor H. Porter
That which the primitives had to say was so rudimentary and well-learned that it took a definite visional form in their minds.Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning
Willard Huntington Wright
And the way he went into his tipsy act at the Times—veteran actor slipping into a well-learned role.Four-Day Planet
Henry Beam Piper
I leaned forward and simply played over again my well-learned act of the winter before.The Fifth Wheel
Olive Higgins Prouty
- 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
Word Origin and History for well-learned
"having knowledge gained by study," mid-14c., past participle adjective from learn (v.) in former transitive sense. Related: Learnedly; learnedness.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper