Definitions for knowledgeˈnɒl ɪdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

knowl•edgeˈnɒl ɪdʒ(n.)

  1. acquaintance with facts, truths, or principles.

  2. familiarity or conversance, as by study or experience:

    a knowlege of human nature.

  3. the fact or state of knowing; clear and certain mental apprehension.

  4. awareness, as of a fact or circumstance.

  5. something that is or may be known; information.

  6. the body of truths or facts accumulated in the course of time.

  7. the sum of what is known:

    Knowledge of the situation is limited.

  8. Archaic. sexual intercourse.

Idioms for knowledge:

  1. to one's knowledge,according to the information available to one:

    To my knowledge, he never worked here.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of knowledge:

1250–1300; ME knouleche=know(en) to know+-leche, perh. akin to OE -lāc suffix denoting action or practice, cf. wedlock

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cognition, knowledge, noesis(noun)

    the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. knowledge(noun)ˈnɒl ɪdʒ

    information and facts about sth you know

    to have a good knowledge of a second language; We're adding to our technological knowledge.

  2. knowledgeˈnɒl ɪdʒ

    when you are aware of sth happening

    I had no knowledge of what he was planning.; The photo was taken without her knowledge.

  3. knowledgeˈnɒl ɪdʒ

    indicates you believe sth to be true but are not sure

    That was, to the best of my knowledge, the only time they met.

Wiktionary

  1. knowledge(Noun)

    Acknowledgement.

  2. knowledge(Noun)

    The fact of knowing about something; general understanding or familiarity with a subject, place, situation etc.

    His knowledge of Iceland was limited to what he'd seen on the Travel Channel.

  3. knowledge(Noun)

    Awareness of a particular fact or situation; a state of having been informed or made aware of something.

  4. knowledge(Noun)

    Intellectual understanding; the state of appreciating truth or information.

    Knowledge consists in recognizing the difference between good and bad decisions.

  5. knowledge(Noun)

    Familiarity or understanding of a particular skill, branch of learning etc.

    Does your friend have any knowledge of hieroglyphics, perchance?

  6. knowledge(Noun)

    Sexual intimacy or intercourse (now usually in phrase carnal knowledge).

  7. knowledge(Noun)

    Information or intelligence about something; notice.

  8. knowledge(Noun)

    The total of what is known; all information and products of learning.

    His library contained the accumulated knowledge of the Greeks and Romans.

  9. knowledge(Noun)

    Something that can be known; a branch of learning; a piece of information; a science.

  10. knowledge(Verb)

    To confess as true; to acknowledge.

  11. knowledge(Noun)

    Notice, awareness.

  12. Knowledge(ProperNoun)

    A course of study which must be completed by prospective London taxi drivers; consists of 320 routes through central London and many significant places.

  13. Origin: From knowleche, of uncertain formation. The first element is ultimately identical with know, but the second is obscure (neither Old Norse -leikr nor Old English -lac would have given -leche as found in the earliest Middle English citations). Compare knowlechen, cnawelæcing, cnawlæc, and know. Compare also freeledge.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Knowledge(verb)

    the act or state of knowing; clear perception of fact, truth, or duty; certain apprehension; familiar cognizance; cognition

  2. Knowledge(verb)

    that which is or may be known; the object of an act of knowing; a cognition; -- chiefly used in the plural

  3. Knowledge(verb)

    that which is gained and preserved by knowing; instruction; acquaintance; enlightenment; learning; scholarship; erudition

  4. Knowledge(verb)

    that familiarity which is gained by actual experience; practical skill; as, a knowledge of life

  5. Knowledge(verb)

    scope of information; cognizance; notice; as, it has not come to my knowledge

  6. Knowledge(verb)

    sexual intercourse; -- usually preceded by carnal; as, carnal knowledge

  7. Knowledge(verb)

    to acknowledge

Freebase

  1. Knowledge

    Knowledge is a familiarity with someone or something, which can include facts, information, descriptions, or skills acquired through experience or education. It can refer to the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. It can be implicit or explicit; it can be more or less formal or systematic. In philosophy, the study of knowledge is called epistemology; the philosopher Plato famously defined knowledge as "justified true belief." However, no single agreed upon definition of knowledge exists, though there are numerous theories to explain it. Knowledge acquisition involves complex cognitive processes: perception, communication, association and reasoning; while knowledge is also said to be related to the capacity of acknowledgment in human beings.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. knowledge

    The distilled essence of our intuitions, corroborated by experience. Knowledge is what I know; wisdom is what I see; theology is what I guess.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Knowledge

    The body of truths or facts accumulated in the course of time, the cumulated sum of information, its volume and nature, in any civilization, period, or country.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'knowledge' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #639

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'knowledge' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1786

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'knowledge' in Nouns Frequency: #281


Translations for knowledge

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

knowledge(noun)

the fact of knowing

She was greatly encouraged by the knowledge that she had won first prize in the competition.

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