American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To perceive directly; grasp in the mind with clarity or certainty.
- v. To regard as true beyond doubt: I know she won't fail.
- v. To have a practical understanding of, as through experience; be skilled in: knows how to cook.
- v. To have fixed in the mind: knows her Latin verbs.
- v. To have experience of: "a black stubble that had known no razor” ( William Faulkner).
- v. To perceive as familiar; recognize: I know that face.
- v. To be acquainted with: He doesn't know his neighbors.
- v. To be able to distinguish; recognize as distinct: knows right from wrong.
- v. To discern the character or nature of: knew him for a liar.
- v. Archaic To have sexual intercourse with.
- v. To possess knowledge, understanding, or information.
- v. To be cognizant or aware.
- idiom. in the know Informal Possessing special or secret information.
- idiom. you know Informal Used parenthetically in conversation, as to fill pauses or educe the listener's agreement or sympathy: Please try to be, you know, a little quieter. How were we supposed to make camp in a storm like that, you know?
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To Perceive or understand as being fact or truth; have a clear or distinct perception or apprehension of; understand or comprehend clearly and fully; be conscious of perceiving truly.
- In a general sense, to have definite information or intelligence about; be acquainted with, either through the report of others or through personal ascertainment, observation, experience, or intercourse: as, to know American history; he knows the city thoroughly.
- To recognize after some absence or change; recall to the mind or perception; revive prior knowledge of: as, he was so changed that you would hardly know him.
- To recognize in contrast or comparison; distinguish by means of previous acquaintance or information: as, to know one man from another; we know a fixed star from a planet by its twinkling; to know the right way.
- To understand from experience or attainment; comprehend as to manner or method: with how before an infinitive: as, to know how to make something.
- To have sexual commerce with. Gen. iv. 1. [A euphemism.]
- To possess knowledge; be informed; have intelligence.
- To take cognizance; acquire knowledge; get intelligence.
- To be acquainted with each other. You and I have known, sir.
- n. Knowledge.
- n. A dialectal (Scotch) form of knoll
- n. Middle English forms of knee.
- v. transitive To be certain or sure about.
- v. transitive To be acquainted or familiar with; to have encountered.
- v. transitive, from To have knowledge of; to have memorised information, data, or facts about.
- v. transitive To understand (a subject).
- v. transitive To be informed about.
- v. transitive To experience.
- v. transitive, archaic, biblical To have sexual relations with.
- n. Knowledge.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete Knee.
- v. To perceive or apprehend clearly and certainly; to understand; to have full information of.
- v. To be convinced of the truth of; to be fully assured of.
- v. To be acquainted with; to be no stranger to; to be more or less familiar with the person, character, etc., of; to possess experience of
- v. To recognize; to distinguish; to discern the character of.
- v. To have sexual intercourse with.
- v. To have knowledge; to have a clear and certain perception; to possess wisdom, instruction, or information; -- often with of.
- v. To be assured; to feel confident.
- v. have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations
- v. accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority
- v. be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about
- v. be aware of the truth of something; have a belief or faith in something; regard as true beyond any doubt
- v. have sexual intercourse with
- v. perceive as familiar
- v. know how to do or perform something
- n. the fact of being aware of information that is known to few people
- v. be able to distinguish, recognize as being different
- v. know the nature or character of
- v. have fixed in the mind
- v. be familiar or acquainted with a person or an object
- From Middle English knowen, from Old English cnāwan ("to know, perceive, recognise"), from Proto-Germanic *knēanan (“to know”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵneh₃- (“to know”). Cognate with Scots knaw ("to know, recognise"), Icelandic kná ("to know, know how to, be able"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English knouen, from Old English cnāwan; see gnō- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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