(1)   Gain knowledge or skills
"She learned dancing from her sister"
"I learned Sanskrit"
"Children acquire language at an amazing rate"
(2)   Get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
"I learned that she has two grown-up children"
"I see that you have been promoted"
(3)   Be a student of a certain subject
"She is reading for the bar exam"
(4)   Commit to memory; learn by heart
"Have you memorized your lines for the play yet?"
(5)   Impart skills or knowledge to
"I taught them French"
"He instructed me in building a boat"
(6)   Find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
"I want to see whether she speaks French"
"See whether it works"
"Find out if he speaks Russian"
"Check whether the train leaves on time"


  1. To acquire, or attempt to acquire knowledge or an ability to do something.
  2. To attend a course or other educational activity.
  3. To make use of a bad experience.
  4. To improve, maybe used in an order.
    Learn how to do it better!
  5. To be studying.
  6. To come to know; to become informed of; to find out.
    He just learned that he will be sacked.


  1. To teach.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book VIII:
      And there Tramtryste lerned hir to harpe, and she began to have a grete fantasy unto hym.