Definition of Know

1. Noun. The fact of being aware of information that is known to few people. "He is always in the know"

Generic synonyms: Knowing

2. Verb. Be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about. "Sam and Sue know"; "I know it's time"

3. Verb. Know how to do or perform something. "Does your husband know how to cook?"

4. Verb. Be aware of the truth of something; have a belief or faith in something; regard as true beyond any doubt. "Galileo knew that the earth moves around the sun"
Related verbs: Cognise, Cognize
Specialized synonyms: Anticipate, Foreknow, Foresee, Previse
Derivative terms: Knowable

5. Verb. Be familiar or acquainted with a person or an object. "They know themselves"; "This flower is known as a Peruvian Lily"

6. Verb. Have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations. "These men know the river"; "I lived through two divorces"
Exact synonyms: Experience, Live
Specialized synonyms: Taste, Live Over, Relive
Generic synonyms: Experience, Go Through, See
Derivative terms: Experience, Knowable

7. Verb. Accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority. "We do not recognize your gods"
Exact synonyms: Acknowledge, Recognise, Recognize
Generic synonyms: Accept
Derivative terms: Acknowledgment, Acknowledgment

8. Verb. Have fixed in the mind. "Do you know the poem well enough to recite it?"
Specialized synonyms: Have Down
Derivative terms: Knowable

9. Verb. Have sexual intercourse with. "Sam cannot know Sue "; "Were you ever intimate with this man?"

10. Verb. Know the nature or character of. "We all knew her as a big show-off"

11. Verb. Be able to distinguish, recognize as being different. "The child knows right from wrong"

12. Verb. Perceive as familiar. "I know this voice!"

Definition of Know

1. n. Knee.

2. v. t. To perceive or apprehend clearly and certainly; to understand; to have full information of; as, to know one's duty.

3. v. i. To have knowledge; to have a clear and certain perception; to possess wisdom, instruction, or information; -- often with of.

Definition of Know

1. Verb. (transitive) To be certain or sure about. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To be acquainted or familiar with; to have encountered. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive also intransitive followed by '''about''' or, dialectally, '''from''') To have knowledge of; to have memorised information, data, or facts about. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To understand (a subject). ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To be informed about. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To experience. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive archaic biblical) To have sexual relations with. ¹

8. Noun. knowledge ¹

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Definition of Know

1. to have a true understanding of [v KNEW, KNOWN, KNOWING, KNOWS] : KNOWABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Know

1. 1. To perceive or apprehend clearly and certainly; to understand; to have full information of; as, to know one's duty. "O, that a man might know The end of this day's business ere it come!" (Shak) "There is a certainty in the proposition, and we know it." (Dryden) "Know how sublime a thing it is To suffer and be strong." (Longfellow) 2. To be convinced of the truth of; to be fully assured of; as, to know things from information. 3. 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; as, to know an author; to know the rules of an organization. "He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin." (2 Cor. V. 21) "Not to know me argues yourselves unknown." (Milton) 4. To recognize; to distinguish; to discern the character of; as, to know a person's face or figure. "Ye shall know them by their fruits." (Matt. Vil. 16) "And their eyes were opened, and they knew him." (Luke xxiv. 31) "To know Faithful friend from flattering foe." (Shak) "At nearer view he thought he knew the dead." (Flatman) 5. To have sexual commerce with. "And Adam knew Eve his wife." (Gen. Iv. 1) Know is often followed by an objective and an infinitive (with or without to) or a participle, a dependent sentence, etc. "And I knew that thou hearest me always." (John xi. 42) "The monk he instantly knew to be the prior." (Sir W. Scott) "In other hands I have known money do good." (Dickens) To know how, to understand the manner, way, or means; to have requisite information, intelligence, or sagacity. How is sometimes omitted. " if we fear to die, or know not to be patient." Origin: OE. Knowen, knawen, AS. Cnawan; akin to OHG. Chnaan (in comp), Icel. Kna to be able, Russ, znate to know, L. Gnoscere, noscere, Gr, Skr. Jn; fr. The root of E. Can, ken. See Ken, Can to be able, and cf. Acquaint, Cognition, Gnome, Ignore, Noble, Note. 1. To have knowledge; to have a clear and certain perception; to possess wisdom, instruction, or information; often with of. "Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider." (Is. I. 3) "If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself." (John vii. 17) "The peasant folklore of Europe still knows of willows that bleed and weep and speak when hewn." (Tylor) 2. To be assured; to feel confident. To know of,to ask, to inquire. " Know of your youth, examine well your blood." Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Know

knotty pine
know apart
know beans about
know every trick in the book
know from a bar of soap
know in one's bones
know like the back of one's hand
know like the palm of one's hand
know nothing

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