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LEARNER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does learner mean? 

LEARNER (noun)
  The noun LEARNER has 2 senses:

1. someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs
2. works for an expert to learn a trade

  Familiarity information: LEARNER used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LEARNER (noun)


Sense 1learner [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

assimilator; learner; scholar

Hypernyms ("learner" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "learner"):

memoriser; memorizer (a person who learns by rote)

quick study; sponge (someone able to acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly and easily)

dweeb; grind; nerd; swot; wonk (an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or studying excessively)

tutee (learns from a tutor)


Sense 2learner [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Works for an expert to learn a trade

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

apprentice; prentice; learner

Hypernyms ("learner" is a kind of...):

beginner; initiate; novice; tiro; tyro (someone new to a field or activity)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "learner"):

printer's devil (an apprentice in a printing establishment)


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