What does know mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. knowverb

    the fact of being aware of information that is known to few people

    "he is always in the know"

  2. know, cognize, cogniseverb

    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"

  3. knowverb

    know how to do or perform something

    "She knows how to knit"; "Does your husband know how to cook?"

  4. knowverb

    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"

  5. knowverb

    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"

  6. know, experience, liveverb

    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"

  7. acknowledge, recognize, recognise, knowverb

    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"

  8. knowverb

    have fixed in the mind

    "I know Latin"; "This student knows her irregular verbs"; "Do you know the poem well enough to recite it?"

  9. 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, bonkverb

    have sexual intercourse with

    "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve"; "Were you ever intimate with this man?"

  10. knowverb

    know the nature or character of

    "we all knew her as a big show-off"

  11. knowverb

    be able to distinguish, recognize as being different

    "The child knows right from wrong"

  12. knowverb

    perceive as familiar

    "I know this voice!"

Wiktionary

  1. knownoun

    knowledge

    Etymology: From knowen, from cnawan, from knēanan, from ǵenə-. Cognate with knaw, kná.

  2. knowverb

    To be certain or sure about.

    Etymology: From knowen, from cnawan, from knēanan, from ǵenə-. Cognate with knaw, kná.

  3. knowverb

    To be acquainted or familiar with; to have encountered.

    I know your mother, but I've never met your father.

    Etymology: From knowen, from cnawan, from knēanan, from ǵenə-. Cognate with knaw, kná.

  4. knowverb

    To have knowledge of; to have memorised information, data, or facts about.

    Etymology: From knowen, from cnawan, from knēanan, from ǵenə-. Cognate with knaw, kná.

  5. knowverb

    To understand (a subject).

    She knows chemistry better than anybody else.

    Etymology: From knowen, from cnawan, from knēanan, from ǵenə-. Cognate with knaw, kná.

  6. knowverb

    To be informed about.

    Do you know that Michelle and Jack are getting divorced? u2015 Yes, I know.

    Etymology: From knowen, from cnawan, from knēanan, from ǵenə-. Cognate with knaw, kná.

  7. knowverb

    To experience.

    Their relationship knew ups and downs.

    Etymology: From knowen, from cnawan, from knēanan, from ǵenə-. Cognate with knaw, kná.

  8. knowverb

    To have sexual relations with.

    Etymology: From knowen, from cnawan, from knēanan, from ǵenə-. Cognate with knaw, kná.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Knownoun

    knee

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Knowverb

    to perceive or apprehend clearly and certainly; to understand; to have full information of; as, to know one's duty

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Knowverb

    to be convinced of the truth of; to be fully assured of; as, to know things from information

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Knowverb

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Knowverb

    to recognize; to distinguish; to discern the character of; as, to know a person's face or figure

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Knowverb

    to have sexual commerce with

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. Knowverb

    to have knowledge; to have a clear and certain perception; to possess wisdom, instruction, or information; -- often with of

    Etymology: [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.]

  8. Knowverb

    to be assured; to feel confident

    Etymology: [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

  1. Know

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. know

    Be aware of.

    They did know how many people went to the GAA match as they had the amount of tickets sold to inform them of the total amount.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 20, 2020  
  2. know

    To perceive or understand as fact or truth.

    They knew they would marry and their relationship was forever.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 20, 2020  
  3. know

    To sense with our soul.

    We know intuitively where each person is on the earth, it just requires peace and conscious use of our senses.

    Submitted by MaryC on September 12, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'know' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #113

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'know' in Written Corpus Frequency: #31

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'know' in Verbs Frequency: #12

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of know in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of know in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of know in a Sentence

  1. Meghan McCain:

    Senator, I do believe that average Americans care about packing the courts, and I just want to know if you would agree and join Joe Manchin and agree that you are not for that.

  2. Jenny Teeson:

    This journey has definitely been a long one and today is a pivotal moment in Minnesota history, today victims, former victims and people who are still in very difficult situations can know that if they are in an unsafe place, in an uncomfortable place, and things are happening to them that if they do go to the authorities that justice will be served.

  3. Zac Brown:

    This is an exciting time for us and we can't wait to get back out on the road and play for our fans next spring, in the meantime, we're hard at work in the studio and really proud of' Someone I Used To Know.' It's a special track and is just the beginning. There's a lot more to come.

  4. Vice President Joe Biden:

    As the the authors of this letter must know, the vast majority of our international commitments take effect without Congressional approval.

  5. Ambassador Bocchit Edmond:

    We don't know how they came in.

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