from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To gain knowledge, comprehension, or mastery of through experience or study.
- transitive v. To fix in the mind or memory; memorize: learned the speech in a few hours.
- transitive v. To acquire experience of or an ability or a skill in: learn tolerance; learned how to whistle.
- transitive v. To become aware: learned that it was best not to argue.
- transitive v. To become informed of; find out. See Synonyms at discover.
- transitive v. Nonstandard To cause to acquire knowledge; teach.
- transitive v. Obsolete To give information to.
- intransitive v. To gain knowledge, information, comprehension, or skill: learns quickly; learned about computers; learned of the job through friends.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To acquire, or attempt to acquire knowledge or an ability to do something.
- v. To attend a course or other educational activity.
- v. To make use of a bad experience.
- v. To improve, maybe used in an order.
- v. To be studying.
- v. To come to know; to become informed of; to find out.
- v. To teach.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To acquire knowledge or skill; to make progress in acquiring knowledge or skill; to receive information or instruction.
- transitive v. To gain knowledge or information of; to ascertain by inquiry, study, or investigation; to receive instruction concerning; to fix in the mind; to acquire understanding of, or skill
- transitive v. To communicate knowledge to; to teach.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To gain or acquire knowledge of or skill in; become informed of or acquainted with: as, to learn grammar; to learn the truth.
- To teach.
- To acquire or receive knowledge, information, or intelligence; receive instruction; profit from teaching: as, to learn how to act; the child learns rapidly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
- v. find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
- v. impart skills or knowledge to
- v. gain knowledge or skills
- v. commit to memory; learn by heart
- v. be a student of a certain subject
He beat all Ireland in the Intermediate examinations, and when I met him in America years afterwards he said: ‘There is nothing I cannot learn and nothing that I want to learn’.534 Some instinct drew us together, it was to him I used to read my poems.
Precious as are the words which drop from His lips, which are spirit and are life, His life itself is more than all His teachings; and it is when we learn, not _from_ Him, but when we _learn_ Him, that we see the Father.
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J-Lo thinks Caleb is cute, which we soon learn is code for "You're going to Hollywood."
I'm glad to have had the opportunity to put this through the mill because it seems the only way to learn is to do.
Basically, writers, the lesson to learn is to tie up your loose ends, and make sure that if you raise the stakes in your plot, you show how bad the devastation will be or what there is to lose, etc.
They best way for me to learn is to engage in discussion and argument about the subject.
If you're a scientist working in the proprietary labs of industry I've heard that the very first thing you have to learn is to UN-learn what you've been taught about the brick wall around causation.
The easiest way to learn is to be taught by the actual master herself, Paula Kates from PJ's soaps.
One perfectly valid way to learn is to put your thinking out there and let people comment on it.