American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Possessing knowledge, information, or understanding. See Synonyms at intelligent.
- adj. Showing clever awareness and resourcefulness; shrewd.
- adj. Suggestive of secret or private knowledge: a knowing glance.
- adj. Deliberate; conscious: a knowing attempt to defraud.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Knowledge; acquaintance; ascertainment; power or means of ascertaining.
- Having perception or knowledge; intelligent; instructed.
- Conscious; intentional.
- Shrewd; sharp; smart; in a special sense, having or simulating the appearance of possessing information which one is unwilling to communicate.
- Expressive of knowledge or cunning: as, a knowing look.
- Smart-looking; stylish.
- Synonyms Astute, Sage, etc. See astute. (See also sagacious.)
- adj. Possessing knowledge or understanding; intelligent.
- adj. Shrewd or showing clever awareness.
- adj. Suggestive of private knowledge.
- adj. Deliberate
- v. present participle of know.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Skilful; well informed; intelligent.
- adj. colloq. Artful; cunning.
- n. Knowledge; hence, experience.
- adj. characterized by conscious design or purpose
- n. a clear and certain mental apprehension
- adj. highly educated; having extensive information or understanding
- adj. evidencing the possession of inside information
- adj. alert and fully informed
“We're going and I'm never knowing * never knowing* where we're going.”
“He'd dreamt that night of Davey stealing into the cave and squatting beside him, watching him the way that he had before, and of Alan knowing, * knowing* that Davey was there, ready to rend and tear, knowing that his knife with its coiled handle was just under his pillow, but not being able to move his arms or legs.”
“The young student of diplomacy, knowing Palmerston, must have taken for granted that Palmerston inspired this motion and would support it; knowing Russell and his Whig antecedents, he would conceive that Russell must oppose it; knowing Gladstone and his lofty principles, he would not doubt that Gladstone violently denounced the scheme.”
“thing-in-itself"; not knowing what these words mean, you are ignorant and recreant to the truth; _knowing_ what they mean, you tug no more at the veil.”
“The other information I would be interested in knowing is what % of Americas working population is composed of government employees?”
“Will try this 270 when t arrives and give a report to anyone interested in knowing from a commom man, not a con-artist-writer.”
“Obama and the socalist progressives give somthing a name knowing that most of the followers have no clue what it actually does!”
“He was using the phrase "knowing nothing" in a broadly metaphysical sense, not as a way of discrediting science and scientific evidence, which he unequivocally supported.”
“It would be selfish of me to see him serve another term knowing there are so many things he could be doing.”
“I mean, why make up a new term knowing the definition will shift?”
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