What does knowing mean?

Definitions for knowing
ˈnoʊ ɪŋknow·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word knowing.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. knowingadjective

    a clear and certain mental apprehension

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

    evidencing the possession of inside information

  3. intentional, knowingadjective

    characterized by conscious design or purpose

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

  4. knowledgeable, knowingadjective

    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-readadjective

    highly educated; having extensive information or understanding

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

Wiktionary

  1. knowingadjective

    Possessing knowledge or understanding; intelligent.

  2. knowingadjective

    Shrewd or showing clever awareness.

  3. knowingadjective

    Suggestive of private knowledge.

  4. knowingadjective

    Deliberate

Webster Dictionary

  1. Knowing

    of Know

  2. Knowingadjective

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

  3. Knowingadjective

    artful; cunning; as, a knowing rascal

  4. Knowingnoun

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. knowing

    Having intelligent understanding and awareness.

    It was her knowing that gave her a fantastic sense of confidence.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 20, 2020  
  2. knowingverb

    Verb form of the word know

    The intuitive knowing is so accurate.

    Submitted by MaryC on September 12, 2020  

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of knowing in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of knowing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of knowing in a Sentence

  1. Zaman Ali:

    Human as an intellectual being needs answers about the existence for the purpose of knowing the way to live.”

  2. Brian Leavey:

    I just I battled a lot, my first thought was like, 'Well, my dad was a happy person and I want to be happy,' but also knowing that it was OK to have to cry and to have feelings I think was very important for me. I wish I could tell my 10-year-old self now and embrace that 10-year-old self of mine.

  3. Donald Burns:

    The ego. How many times have we argued with someone knowing they were really right, yet we just won’t give in due to that darn ego, egos have started wars, ruined economies (the housing bust), and closed the doors of more restaurants than we could list here.

  4. Bernie Sanders of Vermont:

    As a result of this horrific pandemic, tens of millions of Americans are living in economic desperation not knowing where their next meal or paycheck will come from, the one-time $ 1,200 check that many Americans recently received is not nearly enough to pay the rent, put food on the table and make ends meet. During this unprecedented crisis, Congress has a responsibility to make sure that every working-class household in America receives a $ 2,000 emergency payment a month for each family member.

  5. Kerry Washington:

    I often go back to this, my final text from him, and smile knowing he always sought the beauty even when it could have been so much easier to give in to the harsh realities of life. He was an angel on this planet and is now a Saint on high. Love you and miss you more than ever… forever.

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