What does know mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. know(verb)

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

    "he is always in the know"

  2. 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"

  3. know(verb)

    know how to do or perform something

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

  4. know(verb)

    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. know(verb)

    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, 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"

  7. 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"

  8. know(verb)

    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, bonk(verb)

    have sexual intercourse with

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

  10. know(verb)

    know the nature or character of

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

  11. know(verb)

    be able to distinguish, recognize as being different

    "The child knows right from wrong"

  12. know(verb)

    perceive as familiar

    "I know this voice!"

Wiktionary

  1. know(Noun)

    knowledge

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

  2. know(Verb)

    To be certain or sure about.

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

  3. know(Verb)

    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. know(Verb)

    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. know(Verb)

    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. know(Verb)

    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. know(Verb)

    To experience.

    Their relationship knew ups and downs.

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

  8. know(Verb)

    To have sexual relations with.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Know(noun)

    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. Know(verb)

    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. Know(verb)

    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. Know(verb)

    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. Know(verb)

    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. Know(verb)

    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. Know(verb)

    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. Know(verb)

    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

    To 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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British National Corpus

  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

How to pronounce know?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say know in sign language?

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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. Neal Kashkari:

    But that would require a breakthrough in vaccines, a breakthrough in widespread testing, a breakthrough in therapies, to give all of us confidence that it's safe to go back, i don't know when we're going to have that confidence.

  2. Richard Amurao:

    We don't really know if the $10-billion estimate is accurate but what we can tell you (about the $1 billion now sought) is based from estimates of the court cases and from what we already recovered.

  3. Gustavo Gallón:

    The conditions are horrible there, I don't know how people are living.

  4. Charles Haddon Spurgeon:

    Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.

  5. Aston Martin:

    We're still discussing, in the short term, meaning 2016, I don't see that type of rebranding happening. But you never know what the future holds thereafter.

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