Definitions for knowingˈnoʊ ɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

know•ingˈnoʊ ɪŋ(adj.)

  1. affecting or revealing shrewd knowledge of secret or private information:

    a knowing glance.

  2. having knowledge or information; intelligent.

  3. shrewd, sharp, or astute.

  4. conscious; intentional; deliberate.

Origin of knowing:

1325–75

know′ing•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. knowing(adj)

    a clear and certain mental apprehension

  2. knowing, wise(p), wise to(p)(adj)

    evidencing the possession of inside information

  3. intentional, knowing(adj)

    characterized by conscious design or purpose

    "intentional damage"; "a knowing attempt to defraud"; "a willful waste of time"

  4. knowledgeable, knowing(adj)

    alert and fully informed

    "a knowing collector of rare books"; "surprisingly knowledgeable about what was going on"

  5. knowing, knowledgeable, learned, lettered, well-educated, well-read(adj)

    highly educated; having extensive information or understanding

    "knowing instructors"; "a knowledgeable critic"; "a knowledgeable audience"

Wiktionary

  1. knowing(Adjective)

    Possessing knowledge or understanding; intelligent.

  2. knowing(Adjective)

    Shrewd or showing clever awareness.

  3. knowing(Adjective)

    Suggestive of private knowledge.

  4. knowing(Adjective)

    Deliberate

Webster Dictionary

  1. Knowing

    of Know

  2. Knowing(adj)

    skilful; well informed; intelligent; as, a knowing man; a knowing dog

  3. Knowing(adj)

    artful; cunning; as, a knowing rascal

  4. Knowing(noun)

    knowledge; hence, experience

Freebase

  1. Knowing

    Knowing is a 2009 American-British science fiction disaster film directed by Alex Proyas and starring Nicolas Cage. The project was originally attached to a number of directors under Columbia Pictures, but it was placed in turnaround and eventually picked up by Escape Artists. Production was financially backed by Summit Entertainment. Knowing was filmed in Docklands Studios Melbourne, Australia, using various locations to represent the film's Boston-area setting. The film was released on 20 March 2009, in the United States. The DVD and Blu-ray media were released on 7 July 2009.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'knowing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2250

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'knowing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1912


Translations for knowing

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

knowing(adjective)

showing secret understanding

She gave him a knowing look.

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