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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Knowingadjective

    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.

  2. Knowingnoun

    Knowledge.

    Etymology: from know.

    Let him be so entertain’d as suits gentlemen of your knowing to a stranger of his quality. William Shakespeare.

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. Eva Mendes:

    Knowing that I have an hour to dedicate to my wellness is a priority for me now.

  2. Lois McGinnis:

    We had no way of knowing they considered the word ‘Christian’ offensive until we tried to place this ad, as Christians, this was a slap in the face to us.

  3. Lilly Ledbetter:

    I get chills and goosebumps today just thinking about it... knowing how fierce she was.

  4. Al Flores:

    We just felt that knowing our customers, allowing someone to walk in openly carrying a weapon, it would make them feel a little uncomfortable.

  5. Mohammad Abu-Salha:

    So, we just drove there knowing what we are about to face. I almost crashed my car on the way there, and then we found the police there.

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