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Word Meanings - LEARNING - Book Publishers vocabulary database

1. The acquisition of knowledge or skill; as, the learning of languages; the learning of telegraphy. 2. The knowledge or skill received by instruction or study; acquired knowledge or ideas in any branch of science or literature; erudition;

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1. The acquisition of knowledge or skill; as, the learning of languages; the learning of telegraphy. 2. The knowledge or skill received by instruction or study; acquired knowledge or ideas in any branch of science or literature; erudition; literature; science; as, he is a man of great learning. Book learning. See under Book. Syn. -- Literature; erudition; lore; scholarship; science; letters. See Literature.

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    Chancellorship. Gower.
    A hazardous attempt or situation; hazard. Herself had run into that hazardize. Spenser.
    The act of investigating; the process of inquiring into or following up; research; study; inquiry, esp. patient or thorough inquiry or examination; as, the investigations of the philosopher and the mathematician; the investigations of the judge,
    One who revokes.
    the act of discharging or excreting waste products or foreign substances through the various emunctories. (more info) 1. The act of expelling or throwing off;
    The quality or state of being intentional; purpose; design. Coleridge.
    Having no purpose or result; objectless. Bp. Hall. -- Pur"pose*less*ness, n.
    The natural process of formation or assimilation, performed by the living organs in animals and vegetables, by which a crude substance is changed into something of a higher order; as, the elaboration of food into chyme; the elaboration of chyle,
    Inclined to venture; not loth to run risk or danger; venturous; bold; daring; adventurous; as, a venturesome boy or act. -- Ven"ture*some*ly, adv. -- Ven"ture*some*ness, n.
    Process by which persons, lands, or effects are seized for debt; process for enforcing the attendance of witnesses or the production of writings. To do one's diligence, give diligence, use diligence, to exert one's self; to make interested
    1. In a ready manner; quickly; promptly. Chaucer. 2. Without delay or objection; without reluctance; willingly; cheerfully. How readily we wish time spent revoked! Cowper.
    1. The character and qualities of a scholar; attainments in science or literature; erudition; learning. A man of my master's . . . great scholarship. Pope. 2. Literary education. Any other house of scholarship. Milton. 3. Maintenance for a scholar;
    imp. & p. p. of Think.
    linon, for lirnon, OHG. lirnen, lernen, G. lernen, fr. the root of AS. l to teach, OS. lerian, OHG.leran, G. lehren, Goth. laisjan, also Goth lais I know, leis acquainted ; all prob. from a root meaning, to go, go over, and hence, to learn; cf.
    1. Lacking thought; careless; inconsiderate; rash; as, a thoughtless person, or act. 2. Giddy; gay; dissipated. Johnson. 3. Deficient in reasoning power; stupid; dull. Thoughtless as monarch oaks that shade the plain. Dryden. -- Thought"less*ly,
    1. That which a person sets before himself as an object to be reached or accomplished; the end or aim to which the view is directed in any plan, measure, or exertion; view; aim; design; intention; plan. He will his firste purpos modify. Chaucer.
    1. The act or process of acquiring. The acquisition or loss of a province. Macaulay. 2. The thing acquired or gained; an acquirement; a gain; as, learning is an acquisition. Syn. -- See Acquirement.
    A second adjustment; a new or different adjustment.
    Hazardous. Spenser.
    Diligent inquiry or examination in seeking facts or principles; laborius or continued search after truth; as, researches of human wisdom. The dearest interests of parties have frequently been staked on the results of the researches of antiquaries.
    A disadventure. Shelton.
    Prior knowledge.
    , adv. Increasingly. The best times were spreadingly infected. Milton.
    Doctrine or knowledge of the stars; star lore; astrology; astronomy. Which in star-read were wont have best insight. Spenser.
    Made of bread.
    The act of reapplying, or the state of being reapplied.
    Imperfectly learned.
    1. A British battleship, completed in 1906 -- 1907, having an armament consisting of ten 12-inch guns, and of twenty-four 12-pound quick-fire guns for protection against torpedo boats. This was the first battleship of the type characterized by
    Want of due consideration; inattention to consequences; inconsiderateness. Blindness of mind, inconsideration, precipitation. Jer. Taylor. Not gross, willful, deliberate, crimes; but rather the effects of inconsideration. Sharp.
    Too ready. -- O"ver*read"*i*ly, adv. -- O"ver*read"i*ness, n.
    The stomach. S. Foote.


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