from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The protagonist in Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear, based on a legendary king of Britain.
- Lear, Edward 1812-1888. British artist and writer of nonsense verse, included in such works as his first Book of Nonsense (1846).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To learn. See lere, to learn.
- n. Lore; lesson.
- adj. See leer, a.
- n. An annealing oven. See leer, n.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To teach; instruct; inform.
- To learn.
- To teach.
- n. Learning; lore; a lesson.
- See leer.
- n. See leer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. British artist and writer of nonsense verse (1812-1888)
- n. the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who was betrayed and mistreated by two of his scheming daughters
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