Book learning
Learning Learn"ing, n. [AS. leornung.] 1. The acquisition of knowledge or skill; as, the learning of languages; the learning of telegraphy. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{Book learning}. See under {Book}.

Syn: Literature; erudition; lore; scholarship; science; letters. See {Literature}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Book learning — Book Book (b[oo^]k), n. [OE. book, bok, AS. b[=o]c; akin to Goth. b[=o]ka a letter, in pl. book, writing, Icel. b[=o]k, Sw. bok, Dan. bog, OS. b[=o]k, D. boek, OHG. puoh, G. buch; and fr. AS. b[=o]c, b[=e]ce, beech; because the ancient Saxons and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • book-learning — bookˈ learning noun Learning acquired from books, as opposed to practical knowledge • • • Main Entry: ↑book …   Useful english dictionary

  • book learning — [book′lôr΄] knowledge gained from reading or study rather than from practical experience book learned [book′lʉr΄nid] adj …   English World dictionary

  • book learning — book learned /book lerr nid, lerrnd /, adj. 1. knowledge acquired by reading books, as distinguished from that obtained through observation and experience. 2. formal education: She thought that common sense was just as important as book learning …   Universalium

  • book learning — index information (knowledge) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • book learning — noun 1. : learning acquired from books as distinguished from practical knowledge 2. : formal education : schooling * * * ˈbook learning 7 [book learning] noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • book-learning — noun Knowledge acquired from reading books, as opposed to knowledge gained through experience or feeling; theoretical or academic knowledge as opposed to practical or common sensical knowledge. They are like some wise men, who, learning to know… …   Wiktionary

  • book-learning — /ˈbʊk lɜnɪŋ/ (say book lerning) noun knowledge gained by reading books, as distinguished from that obtained through observation and experience. Also, book knowledge, booklore /ˈbʊklɔ/ (say booklaw). –book learned /ˈbʊk lɜnəd/ (say book lernuhd),… …   Australian English dictionary

  • book learning — noun knowledge gained from study rather than personal experience …   English new terms dictionary

  • Book — (b[oo^]k), n. [OE. book, bok, AS. b[=o]c; akin to Goth. b[=o]ka a letter, in pl. book, writing, Icel. b[=o]k, Sw. bok, Dan. bog, OS. b[=o]k, D. boek, OHG. puoh, G. buch; and fr. AS. b[=o]c, b[=e]ce, beech; because the ancient Saxons and Germans… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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