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In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed... No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.
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LEARN, v.t. lern.

1. To gain knowledge of; to acquire knowledge or ideas of something before unknown. We learn the use of letters, the meaning of words and the principles of science. We learn things by instruction, by study, and by experience and observation. It is much easier to learn what is right, than to unlearn what is wrong.

Now learn a parable of the fig tree. Matt. 24.

2. To acquire skill in any thing; to gain by practice a faculty of performing; as, to learn to play on a flute or an organ.

The chief art of learning is to attempt but little at a time.

3. To teach; to communicate the knowledge of something before unknown.

Hast thou not learned me how to make perfumes?

[This use of learn, is found in respectable writers, but is now deemed inelegant as well as improper.

LEARN, v.i. lern.

1. To gain or receive knowledge; to receive instruction; to take pattern; with of.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly - Matt. 11.

2. To receive information or intelligence.



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LEARN, v.t. lern.

1. To gain knowledge of; to acquire knowledge or ideas of something before unknown. We learn the use of letters, the meaning of words and the principles of science. We learn things by instruction, by study, and by experience and observation. It is much easier to learn what is right, than to unlearn what is wrong.

Now learn a parable of the fig tree. Matt. 24.

2. To acquire skill in any thing; to gain by practice a faculty of performing; as, to learn to play on a flute or an organ.

The chief art of learning is to attempt but little at a time.

3. To teach; to communicate the knowledge of something before unknown.

Hast thou not learned me how to make perfumes?

[This use of learn, is found in respectable writers, but is now deemed inelegant as well as improper.

LEARN, v.i. lern.

1. To gain or receive knowledge; to receive instruction; to take pattern; with of.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly - Matt. 11.

2. To receive information or intelligence.

LEARN, v.i. [Lern.]

  1. To gain or receive knowledge; to receive instruction; to take pattern; with of. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly. – Matth. xi.
  2. To receive information or intelligence.

LEARN, v.t. [lern; Sax. leornian; G. lernen; D. leeren; Dan. lærer; Sw. lära. The latter coincides with the Sax. læran, to teach, the same word having both significations, to teach and to learn. In popular use, learn still has both senses.]

  1. To gain knowledge of; to acquire knowledge or ideas of something before unknown. We learn the use of letters, the meaning of words and the principles of science. We learn things by instruction, by study, and by experience and observation. It is much easier to learn what is right, than to unlearn what is wrong. Now learn a parable of the fig tree. – Matth. xxiv.
  2. To acquire skill in any thing; to gain by practice a faculty of performing; as, to learn to play on a flute or an organ. The chief art of learning is to attempt but little at a time. – Locke.
  3. To teach; to communicate the knowledge of something before unknown. Hast thou not learned me how / To make perfumes. – Shak. [This use of learn is found in respectable writers, but is now deemed inelegant as well as improper.]

Learn
  1. To gain knowledge or information of; to ascertain by inquiry, study, or investigation; to receive instruction concerning; to fix in the mind; to acquire understanding of, or skill; as, to learn the way; to learn a lesson; to learn dancing; to learn to skate; to learn the violin; to learn the truth about something.

    "Learn to do well." Is. i. 17.

    Now learn a parable of the fig tree. Matt. xxiv. 32.

  2. To acquire knowledge or skill; to make progress in acquiring knowledge or skill; to receive information or instruction; as, this child learns quickly.

    Take my yoke upon you and learn of me. Matt. xi. 29.

    To learn by heart. See By heart, under Heart. -- To learn by rote, to memorize by repetition without exercise of the understanding.

  3. To communicate knowledge to; to teach.

    [Obs.]

    Hast thou not learned me how
    To make perfumes ?
    Shak.

    * Learn formerly had also the sense of teach, in accordance with the analogy of the French and other languages, and hence we find it with this sense in Shakespeare, Spenser, and other old writers. This usage has now passed away. To learn is to receive instruction, and to teach is to give instruction. He who is taught learns, not he who teaches.

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Learn

LEARN, verb transitive lern.

1. To gain knowledge of; to acquire knowledge or ideas of something before unknown. We learn the use of letters, the meaning of words and the principles of science. We learn things by instruction, by study, and by experience and observation. It is much easier to learn what is right, than to unlearn what is wrong.

Now learn a parable of the fig tree. Matthew 24:32.

2. To acquire skill in any thing; to gain by practice a faculty of performing; as, to learn to play on a flute or an organ.

The chief art of learning is to attempt but little at a time.

3. To teach; to communicate the knowledge of something before unknown.

Hast thou not learned me how to make perfumes?

[This use of learn is found in respectable writers, but is now deemed inelegant as well as improper.

LEARN, verb intransitive lern.

1. To gain or receive knowledge; to receive instruction; to take pattern; with of.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly - Matthew 11:29.

2. To receive information or intelligence.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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OVERLE'AP, v.t. To leap over; to pass or move from side to side by leaping; as, to overleap a ditch or a fence.

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