see also: Learned
  • (British) IPA: /ˈlɜːnɪd/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈlɝnɪd/


  1. Having much learning, knowledgeable, erudite; highly educated.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.iii:
      the learned Merlin, well could tell, / Vnder what coast of heauen the man did dwell […]
    • 1854, Charles Edward Pollock, Lake v. Plaxton, 156 Eng. Rep. 412 (Exch.) 414; 10 Ex. 199, 200 (Eng.)
      My learned Brother Cresswell directed the jury to make the calculation […]
    "My learned friend" (a formal, courteous description of a lawyer, confined to use by lawyers in court to describe their colleagues), and ("The honourable and learned member") by MPs in Parliament to refer to colleagues who are lawyers)
  2. scholarly exhibiting scholarship
Synonyms Antonyms Translations Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /lɜːnd/
  • (America) enPR: lûrnd, IPA: /lɝnd/
  1. (US and dialectal English) Simple past tense and past participle of learn


  1. Derived from experience; acquired by learning.
    Everyday behavior is an overlay of learned behavior over instinct.
  • French: appris
  • Russian: нау́чный

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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