the fact of being aware of information that is known to few people
"he is always in the know"
know, cognize, cognise(verb)
be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about
"I know that the President lied to the people"; "I want to know who is winning the game!"; "I know it's time"
know how to do or perform something
"She knows how to knit"; "Does your husband know how to cook?"
be aware of the truth of something; have a belief or faith in something; regard as true beyond any doubt
"I know that I left the key on the table"; "Galileo knew that the earth moves around the sun"
be familiar or acquainted with a person or an object
"She doesn't know this composer"; "Do you know my sister?"; "We know this movie"; "I know him under a different name"; "This flower is known as a Peruvian Lily"
know, experience, live(verb)
have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations
"I know the feeling!"; "have you ever known hunger?"; "I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict"; "The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare"; "I lived through two divorces"
acknowledge, recognize, recognise, know(verb)
accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority
"The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne"; "We do not recognize your gods"
have fixed in the mind
"I know Latin"; "This student knows her irregular verbs"; "Do you know the poem well enough to recite it?"
sleep together, roll in the hay, love, make out, make love, sleep with, get laid, have sex, know, do it, be intimate, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, screw, fuck, jazz, eff, hump, lie with, bed, have a go at it, bang, get it on, bonk(verb)
have sexual intercourse with
"This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve"; "Were you ever intimate with this man?"
know the nature or character of
"we all knew her as a big show-off"
be able to distinguish, recognize as being different
"The child knows right from wrong"
perceive as familiar
"I know this voice!"
To be certain or sure about.
To be acquainted or familiar with; to have encountered.
I know your mother, but Iu2019ve never met your father.
To have knowledge of; to have memorised information, data, or facts about.
To understand (a subject).
She knows chemistry better than anybody else.
To be informed about.
Do you know that Michelle and Jack are getting divorced? u2015 Yes, I know.
Their relationship knew ups and downs.
To have sexual relations with.
Origin: From knowen, from cnawan, from knēanan, from ǵenə-. Cognate with knaw, kná.
to perceive or apprehend clearly and certainly; to understand; to have full information of; as, to know one's duty
to be convinced of the truth of; to be fully assured of; as, to know things from information
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
to recognize; to distinguish; to discern the character of; as, to know a person's face or figure
to have sexual commerce with
to have knowledge; to have a clear and certain perception; to possess wisdom, instruction, or information; -- often with of
to be assured; to feel confident
Origin: [OE. knowen, knawen, AS. cnwan; akin to OHG. chnan (in comp.), Icel. kn to be able, Russ. znate to know, L. gnoscere, noscere, Gr. gighw`skein, Skr. jn; fr. the root of E. can, v. i., ken. 45. See Ken, Can to be able, and cf. Acquaint, Cognition, Gnome, Ignore, Noble, Note.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
nō, v.t. to be informed of: to be assured of: to be acquainted with: to recognise: (B.) to approve: to have sexual commerce with.—v.i. to possess knowledge:—pr.p. knōw′ing; pa.t. knew (nū); pa.p. known (nōn).—n. (Shak.) knowledge.—adj. Know′able, capable of being known, discovered, or understood.—ns. Know′ableness; Know′-all, one who thinks he knows everything; Know′er.—adj. Know′ing, intelligent: skilful: cunning.—adv. Know′ingly.—ns. Know′ingness, the quality of being knowing or intelligent: shrewdness; Know′-noth′ing, one who is quite ignorant: a member of the native American party (1854-56).—adj. completely ignorant.—Know a move or two, to be forearmed against trickery by a knowledge of the tricks; Know on which side one's bread is buttered, to be fully alive to one's own interest; Know the ropes, to understand the detail of any matter, as a sailor does his rigging; Know what's o′clock, Know what's what, to be thoroughly acquainted with something: to be wide awake. [A.S. cnáwan; Ice. kná, L. noscĕre for gnoscere, Gr. gignōskein.]
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British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'know' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #113
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'know' in Written Corpus Frequency: #31
Rank popularity for the word 'know' in Verbs Frequency: #12
The numerical value of know in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of know in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
To know and know that you know, not to know and know that you don't know, that is to know.
To know and know that you know, not to know and know that you don’t know, that is to know.
I don't know anything about what you're even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists, so I don't know. I don't know -- did he endorse me, or what's going on? Because I know nothing about David Duke; I know nothing about white supremacists.
I don't know anything about what you're even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists, so I don't know. I don't know -- did he endorse me, or what's going on ? Because I know nothing about David Duke ; I know nothing about white supremacists.
?Why would anybody know about, you know, private incidents like that? You know, I was generally a nice person, it's just that I had a very bad temper, so unless you were the victim of that temper, why would you know? Just because you happened to know me? That doesn't make any sense.
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Translations for know
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- درى, يعلم, عرف, علمArabic
- знаць, ве́дацьBelarusian
- saberCatalan, Valencian
- znát, vědět, poznatCzech
- вѣдѣти, знатиOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- gwybod, adnabod, medruWelsh
- kende, vide, forstå sig på, kende tilDanish
- wissen, auskennen, können, kennen, erkennenGerman
- ξέρω, γνωρίζωGreek
- scii, koniEsperanto
- conocer, estar informado, saberSpanish
- tundma, oskama, teadmaEstonian
- jakina izan, jakinBasque
- دونستن, بلد بودن, دانستن, شناختنPersian
- tietää, ymmärtää, tunteaFinnish
- kenna, duga, vita, skiljaFaroese
- savoir, connaîtreFrench
- witte, wite, kenneWestern Frisian
- a fhios a bheith agat, aithinIrish
- bi fhios aig, bi eòlach airScottish Gaelic
- saber, coñecerGalician
- konnenHaitian Creole
- tud, ismerHungarian
- ճանաչել, գիտենալ, իմանալ, կարողանալArmenian
- konocar, savarIdo
- vita, þekkjaIcelandic
- sapere, conoscere, capireItalian
- 知る, 理解, ご存知, 精通する, 存じ上げる, 確信, 分かるJapanese
- 알다, 친한 사이다Korean
- zanîn, nasîn, زانین, ناسینKurdish
- experio, capio, scio, uti aliquo, noscito, regnosco, nosco, cognoscere, intelligo, scisco, agnosco, video, experior, intellego, notitiam habere, sentio, teneoLatin
- iepazīt, zināt, pazīt, prast, saprastLatvian
- kenal, tahuMalay
- တတ်, သိရှိ, သိBurmese
- weten, kennenDutch
- kjenne, vite, forstå, kunneNorwegian
- saupre, saberOccitan
- znać, znać się, wiedziećPolish
- aperceber-se, conhecer, saber, experimentar, entenderPortuguese
- riqsiy, yachayQuechua
- saveir, savair, saverRomansh
- cunoaște, știRomanian
- познавать, знать, ве́дать, познать, уметьRussian
- ischiri, ischireSardinian
- znȁti, poznávati, позна́вати, зна̏ти, знатиSerbo-Croatian
- දන්නවාSinhala, Sinhalese
- poznať, vedieťSlovak
- spoznati, vedeti, znatiSlovene
- njoh, diAlbanian
- känna till, veta, kunna, veta om, kännaSwedish
- รู้จัก, รู้Thai
- yatmış olmak, anlamak, tanımak, bilmek, haberi olmakTurkish
- зна́ти, ві́датиUkrainian
- plak, sevönVolapük
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