Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Possessing or showing knowledge or intelligence; perceptive and well-informed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. having knowledge, especially of a particular subject
  • adj. educated and well informed
  • adj. intelligent and perceptive

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. thoroughly acquainted with and skilled in something through study or experience. Opposite of unversed, unacquainted, and unfamiliar.
  • adj. fully informed.
  • adj. highly educated; having information or understanding.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Knowing; intelligent; possessing knowledge or mental capacity.
  • Cognizable; intelligible.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. highly educated; having extensive information or understanding
  • adj. alert and fully informed
  • adj. thoroughly acquainted through study or experience

Etymologies

knowledge +‎ -able (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In other words, Canada, unencumbered and knowledgeable, is about to enter its era of great cities.

    Urbanism and the Canadian Promise

  • He said the defence relies on nothing more than the fact that Manners had pictures of ammunition in his cellphone, once drew a picture of a gun and was described as knowledgeable about firearms.

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  • Yonhap reported citing an unidentified source it described as knowledgeable about the situation at the North Korean investment agency.

    The Australian | News |

  • Lee said in a post on a Chinese microblog service that cited information from a source he described as a knowledgeable friend.

    Techworld.com News

  • "It was a tough decision for me" to seek a replacement arbitrator, the commissioner said, wanting to move on with negotiations and disappointed with losing someone he called knowledgeable, professional and "a class act."

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  • I called a knowledgeable friend of mine who said he had got something called Choke. there was not much grass in his field and like your horsey, he had gorged himself on hay in the yard.

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  • a post on a Chinese microblog service that cited information from a source he described as a knowledgeable friend.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • Just because she is a quitter and a Facebook poster (I'm sure someone else is the author), I would hardly call her knowledgeable about anything nor deserving of any media attention in the first place.

    Media shut out from Palin's Hong Kong speech

  • Lyra then meets Mrs. Coulter, who she immediately takes a liking to for she is so strong and impressive and knowledgeable, that is until Lyra discovers that she is the one who has been kidnapping children and taking them to the north for experimentation.

    “The Golden Compass” by Philip Pullman (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1996) « The BookBanter Blog

  • The report cited unidentified sources in North Korea and a Chinese businessman described as knowledgeable about North Korea affairs.

    North Korea World Cup Team Reprimanded By Government: Report

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