Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • An old spelling of taut.
  • noun Preterit and past participle of teach.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective See taut.
  • imp. & p. p. of teach.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of teach.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • By means of the study of literature the best direct instruction may be given, and wholesome lessons may be taught abundantly in that charming way which accomplishes its purpose without a recognition on the part of the readers that they are being _taught_.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10 The Guide

  • Finding in himself a guiding voice, he is quick to find too that his is a voice that is received from above: His voice is that of the “them that are taught” ” his ability to help save those who are drowning is not his own, but is, rather, ˜taught,™ a gift given to him by God.

    Saadya [Saadiah]

  • But as the term taught nothing to him who knew, said nothing to him who did not know, understand, and feel, Chopin afterwards ceased to add this explanation to his music, being persuaded that if one understood it, it was impossible not to divine this rule of irregularity.

    Frederic Chopin as a Man and Musician

  • What this kid was "taught" is that one; if you are violating a rule, don't tell anyone!, two; If you want extra time hunting do tell someone!

    Minnesota Student Suspeded For Leaving Bow In Car

  • More interesting than labeling the classes I've taught is the connection between them.

    Max Eternity: Joe Nalven: Living Anthropology and the Art of "Homage"

  • Of course, a student has to be taught from a somewhat early age how to be discerning about the sources of education, but this is true for one who goes to a college as well as for one who is self-educated.

    When Children Are Grown

  • Catholicism, so I was taught, is a religion of shared pain.

    Soul Men

  • In retirement, Mr. Shevlin taught business law for two years at St. Bonaventure University in western New York before returning to Virginia to open a general private practice.

    Edmund P. Shevlin

  • My mother taught from the late '40s through the' 60s, and what I saw back then was she had to beg to get parents to come.

    Schools Working To Increase Parental Involvement

  • More interesting than labeling the classes I've taught is the connection between them.

    Max Eternity: Joe Nalven: Living Anthropology and the Art of "Homage"

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  • Also, as an adjective. 'They had to study on their own, but had a taught class each week.'

    October 27, 2011

  • Sorry but that's a barfy example. As most people would not consider private study to be a class, the taught in that example sentence is redundant.

    October 27, 2011