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 for learned
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Learn \Learn\ (l[~e]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Learned
     (l[~e]rnd), or Learnt (l[~e]rnt); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Learning.] [OE. lernen, leornen, AS. leornian; akin to OS.
     lin[=o]n, for lirn[=o]n, OHG. lirn[=e]n, lern[=e]n, G.
     lernen, fr. the root of AS. l[=ae]ran to teach, OS.
     l[=e]rian, OHG. l[=e]ran, G. lehren, Goth. laisjan, also Goth
     lais I know, leis acquainted (in comp.); all prob. from a
     root meaning, to go, go over, and hence, to learn; cf. AS.
     leoran to go. Cf. Last a mold of the foot, lore.]
     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.
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              Now learn a parable of the fig tree.  --Matt. xxiv.
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     2. To communicate knowledge to; to teach. [Obs.]
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              Hast thou not learned me how
              To make perfumes ?                    --Shak.
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     Note: 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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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           The learnedlover lost no time.           --Spenser.
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           Men of much reading are greatly learned, but may be
           little knowing.                          --Locke.
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           Words of learned length and thundering sound.
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     The learned, learned men; men of erudition; scholars. --
        Learn"ed*ly, adv. Learn"ed*ness, n.
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              Every coxcomb swears as learnedly as they. --Swift.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: having or showing profound knowledge; "a learned jurist";
             "an erudite professor" [syn: erudite, learned]
      2: highly educated; having extensive information or
         understanding; "knowing instructors"; "a knowledgeable
         critic"; "a knowledgeable audience" [syn: knowing,
         knowledgeable, learned, lettered, well-educated,
      3: established by conditioning or learning; "a conditioned
         response" [syn: conditioned, learned] [ant: innate,
         unconditioned, unlearned]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  50 Moby Thesaurus words for "learned":
     abstruse, academic, accomplished, au fait, autodidactic, bookish,
     broad-minded, civilized, college-bred, collegiate, cultivated,
     cultured, deep, educated, encyclopedic, erudite, experienced,
     expert, graduate, highbrow, intellectual, knowing, knowledgeable,
     lettered, literate, pansophic, polyhistoric, polymath, polymathic,
     postgraduate, profound, sage, sapient, scholarly, scholastic,
     schoolboyish, schoolgirlish, self-instructed, skilled, sophomoric,
     studentlike, studious, undergraduate, well-educated, well-grounded,
     well-informed, well-read, well-versed, wise, wise as Solomon

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  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 code:            39880
     Located within:       Mississippi (MS), FIPS 28
     Location:             32.197843 N, 90.547259 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     39154
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Learned, MS

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