learned

learned
is pronounced as one syllable when it is the past and past participle of learn, and as two syllables (ler-nid) when it is an adjective meaning ‘having or showing much knowledge’.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • Learned — Learn ed (l[ e]rn [e^]d), 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. [1913 Webster] The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • learned — learned, scholarly, erudite are comparable when they mean possessing or manifesting unusually wide and deep knowledge. Learned implies the possession of knowledge gained by study and research; it usually implies wider and deeper knowledge than do …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Learned — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Amasa Learned (1750–1825), US amerikanischer Politiker Ebenezer Learned (1728–1801), US amerikanischer Armeeoffizier Michael Learned (* 1939), US amerikanische Schauspielerin Learned bezeichnet außerdem:… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Learned — Pueblo de los Estados Unidos …   Wikipedia Español

  • learned — learned; un·learned; un·learned·ly; learned·ly; learned·ness; …   English syllables

  • learned — [lʉr′nid; ] for 3 [, lʉrnd] adj. [orig. pp. of LEARN in obs. sense of “teach”] 1. a) having or showing much learning; well informed; erudite b) having or showing much learning in some special field [a learned doctor] 2. of or characterized by… …   English World dictionary

  • Learned — Learned, MS U.S. town in Mississippi Population (2000): 50 Housing Units (2000): 24 Land area (2000): 0.298770 sq. miles (0.773811 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.002658 sq. miles (0.006885 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.301428 sq. miles (0.780696 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Learned, MS — U.S. town in Mississippi Population (2000): 50 Housing Units (2000): 24 Land area (2000): 0.298770 sq. miles (0.773811 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.002658 sq. miles (0.006885 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.301428 sq. miles (0.780696 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • learned — I adjective accomplished, acquainted with, acroatic, apprised of, aware, bibliophilic, bookish, cognizant, conversant, doctus, educated, enlightened, erudite, eruditus, experienced, expert, familiar, informed, instructed, knowing, knowledgeable,… …   Law dictionary

  • learned — having knowledge gained by study, mid 14c., pp. adjective from LEARN (Cf. learn) (v.) in former transitive sense. Related: Learnedly; learnedness …   Etymology dictionary

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