The learned, learned men; men of erudition; scholars.

Learn"ed*ly, adv. Learn"ed*ness, n.

Every coxcomb swears as learnedly as they.

(Learn"er) n. One who learns; a scholar.

(Learn"ing), n. [AS. leornung.]

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.

(Leas"a*ble) a. [From 2d Lease.] Such as can be leased.

(Lease) v. i. [AS. lesan to gather; akin to D. lezen to gather, read, G. lesen, Goth. lisan to gather; cf. Lith lesti to peck.] To gather what harvesters have left behind; to glean. [Obs.] Dryden.

(Lease) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Leased ; p. pr. & vb. n. Leasing.] [F. laisser, OF. laissier, lessier, to leave, transmit, L. laxare to loose, slacken, from laxus loose, wide. See Lax, and cf. Lesser.]

1. To grant to another by lease the possession of, as of lands, tenements, and hereditaments; to let; to demise; as, a landowner leases a farm to a tenant; — sometimes with out.

There were some [houses] that were leased out for three lives.

2. To hold under a lease; to take lease of; as, a tenant leases his land from the owner.

(Lease) n. [Cf. OF. lais. See Lease, v. t.]

1. A demise or letting of lands, tenements, or hereditaments to another for life, for a term of years, or at will, or for any less interest than that which the lessor has in the property, usually for a specified rent or compensation.

2. The contract for such letting.

3. Any tenure by grant or permission; the time for which such a tenure holds good; allotted time.

Our high-placed Macbeth
Shall live the lease of nature.

Lease and release a mode of conveyance of freehold estates, formerly common in England and in New York. its place is now supplied by a simple deed of grant. Burrill. Warren's Blackstone.

(Learn"ed) 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.

The learnedlover lost no time.

Men of much reading are greatly learned, but may be little knowing.

Words of learned length and thundering sound.

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