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. knowing(adj)

    a clear and certain mental apprehension

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

    evidencing the possession of inside information

  3. intentional, knowing(adj)

    characterized by conscious design or purpose

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

  4. knowledgeable, knowing(adj)

    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-read(adj)

    highly educated; having extensive information or understanding

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

Wiktionary

  1. knowing(Adjective)

    Possessing knowledge or understanding; intelligent.

  2. knowing(Adjective)

    Shrewd or showing clever awareness.

  3. knowing(Adjective)

    Suggestive of private knowledge.

  4. knowing(Adjective)

    Deliberate

Webster Dictionary

  1. Knowing

    of Know

  2. Knowing(adj)

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

  3. Knowing(adj)

    artful; cunning; as, a knowing rascal

  4. Knowing(noun)

    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. knowing

    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

How to pronounce knowing?

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

How to say knowing in sign language?

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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. Maitri Upanishads:

    The wise should surrender speech in mind, mind in the knowing self, the knowing self in the Spirit of the universe, and the Spirit of the universe in the Spirit of peace.

  2. Anthony Varvaro:

    I figured that I had a pretty successful career in baseball, I had played a number of seasons and I was fine moving on to the next step of my life knowing that I could choose what I wanted to do.

  3. Steven Edmondson:

    To make it easy, you can sign up to affiliate with a golf club for handicap purposes, if someone doesn't want to belong to a traditional club, which the younger generation really doesn't, they still play at a club or clubs close by and those clubs have a reasonable chance of knowing that player and their ability.

  4. Demontre Heard:

    He called on the phone knowing that it was a diverse shop, but mostly black barbers here, so I felt like he really didn’t have a problem with coming here even though he seemed kind of scared when he first came in.

  5. Peter Brodie:

    There is a negative proof of the value of Latin No one seems to boast of not knowing it.

Images & Illustrations of knowing

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