Definitions for knowing
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word knowing.
a clear and certain mental apprehension
knowing, wise(p), wise to(p)adjective
evidencing the possession of inside information
characterized by conscious design or purpose
"intentional damage"; "a knowing attempt to defraud"; "a willful waste of time"
alert and fully informed
"a knowing collector of rare books"; "surprisingly knowledgeable about what was going on"
knowing, knowledgeable, learned, lettered, well-educated, well-readadjective
highly educated; having extensive information or understanding
"knowing instructors"; "a knowledgeable critic"; "a knowledgeable audience"
Possessing knowledge or understanding; intelligent.
Shrewd or showing clever awareness.
Suggestive of private knowledge.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from know.
You have heard, and with a knowing ear,
That he, which hath our noble father slain,
Pursu’d my life. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.
The knowingest of these have of late reformed their hypothesis. Boyle.
What makes the clergy glorious is to be knowing in their profession, unspotted in their lives, active and laborious in their charges. South.
The necessity of preparing for the offices of religion was a lesson which the mere light and dictates of common reason, without the help of revelation, taught all the knowing and intelligent part of the world. Robert South, Sermons.
Gio Bellino, one of the first who was of any consideration at Venice, painted very drily, according to the manner of his time: he was very knowing both in architecture and perspective. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.
All animals of the same kind, which form a society, are more knowing than others. Joseph Addison, Guardian.
Could any but a knowing prudent Cause
Begin such motions and assign such laws?
If the Great Mind had form’d a different frame,
Might not your wanton wit the system blame? Richard Blackmore.
Etymology: from know.
Let him be so entertain’d as suits gentlemen of your knowing to a stranger of his quality. William Shakespeare.
Knowing refers to the act or state of possessing information, understanding, or awareness about a particular fact, concept, event, or situation. It involves having a mental grasp, certainty, or confidence regarding something based on personal experience, observation, study, or evidence. Knowing can be subjective and can vary from individual to individual, but it typically involves a level of certainty that goes beyond mere belief or assumption.
skilful; well informed; intelligent; as, a knowing man; a knowing dog
artful; cunning; as, a knowing rascal
knowledge; hence, experience
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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'knowing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2250
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Rank popularity for the word 'knowing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1912
The numerical value of knowing in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of knowing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
The extra stresses of not knowing what’s next and not knowing if we’re going to have school because we have too many cases or not knowing if another variant has come in or not knowing if somebody has a job still.
I think we’re starting to see some of the effects of the past few years, the extra stresses of not knowing what’s next and not knowing if we’re going to have school because we have too many cases or not knowing if another variant has come in or not knowing if somebody has a job still.
Thinking is a brain activity. Knowing is a gut feeling. Thinking is movement. Knowing is stillness. Thinking takes time. Knowing is now.
You are the epitome of the word selfless, you did something knowing you wouldn't be able to come home, knowing that your country would have very mixed feelings and yet your integrity on what you believe was right or wrong or should be public knowledge was more important to you than almost your own comfortability and the life that you had lived for so long. So I would like say thank you to him.
Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion and empathy.
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- a fhios agamIrish
- seòltaScottish Gaelic
- penuh artiIndonesian
- sciens, knowingLatin
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