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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Learn v. t. [imp. & p. p. Learned or Learnt (lẽrnt); p. pr. & vb. n. Learning.]
 1. 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; as, to learn the way; to learn a lesson; to learn dancing; to learn to skate; to learn the violin; to learn the truth about something. Learn to do well.”
    Now learn a parable of the fig tree.   --Matt. xxiv. 32.
 2. To communicate knowledge to; to teach. [Obs.]
 Hast thou not learned me how
 To make perfumes ?   --Shak.
 Note:Learn formerly had also the sense of teach, in accordance with the analogy of the French and other languages, and hence we find it with this sense in Shakespeare, Spenser, and other old writers.  This usage has now passed away.  To learn is to receive instruction, and to teach is to give instruction.  He who is taught learns, not he who teaches.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Learn·ed a. Of or pertaining to learning; possessing, or characterized by, learning, esp. scholastic learning; erudite; well-informed; as, a learned scholar, writer, or lawyer; a learned book; a learned theory.
    The learnedlover lost no time.   --Spenser.
    Men of much reading are greatly learned, but may be little knowing.   --Locke.
    Words of learned length and thundering sound.   --Goldsmith.
 The learned, learned men; men of erudition; scholars.
 -- Learn*ed*ly, adv. Learn*ed*ness, n.
    Every coxcomb swears as learnedly as they.   --Swift.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: having or showing profound knowledge; "a learned jurist";
             "an erudite professor" [syn: erudite]
      2: highly educated; having extensive information or
         understanding; "an enlightened public"; "knowing
         instructors"; "a knowledgeable critic"; "a knowledgeable
         audience" [syn: enlightened, knowing, knowledgeable,
          lettered, well-educated, well-read]
      3: established by conditioning or learning; "a conditioned
         response" [syn: conditioned] [ant: unconditioned]
      4: acquired by learning; "learned skills"