Associations to the word «Lear»

Wiktionary

LEAR, noun. (now Scotland) Something learned; a lesson.
LEAR, noun. (now Scotland) Learning, lore; doctrine.
LEAR, verb. (transitive) (archaic and Scotland) To teach.
LEAR, verb. (intransitive) (archaic) To learn.
LEAR, noun. Alternative form of lehr
LEAR, proper noun. A surname​.

Dictionary definition

LEAR, noun. British artist and writer of nonsense verse (1812-1888).
LEAR, noun. The hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who was betrayed and mistreated by two of his scheming daughters.

Wise words

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