part of speech: verb

inflections: learns, learning, learned, learnt

definition 1: to get to know or gain knowledge of through study or experience.

  • She learned the craft of weaving from her grandmother.

definition 2: to find out about; become aware or informed of.

  • Did you ever learn how the accident happened?

synonyms: find out, hear

definition 3: to fix in the mind; memorize.

  • I learned the poem for my English class.

synonyms: memorize

derivations: learnable (adj.), learner (n.)

Word History

Learn is from an early German word that means “to follow along a track.”

Word Builder: learn +

learning: things that are learned.
learner: a person who learns.