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

  • v. Past tense and past participle of understand.
  • adj. Agreed on; assumed: the understood conditions of troop withdrawal.
  • adj. Not expressed in writing; implied: the understood provisos of a custody agreement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of things which have been comprehended.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of understand.
  • interj. Indicates comprehension on the part of the speaker.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imp. & p. p. of understand.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Preterit and past participle of understand.
  • As a participial adjective: Comprehended; apprehended.
  • Implied; assumed.

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

  • adj. fully apprehended as to purport or meaning or explanation
  • adj. implied by or inferred from actions or statements


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