What does knowledge mean?

Definitions for knowledge
ˈnɒl ɪdʒknowl·edge

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cognition, knowledge, noesis(noun)

    the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning

Wiktionary

  1. knowledge(Noun)

    Acknowledgement.

    Etymology: From knowleche, of uncertain formation. The first element is ultimately identical with know, but the second is obscure (neither Old Norse -leikr nor Old English -lac would have given -leche as found in the earliest Middle English citations). Compare knowlechen, cnawelæcing, cnawlæc, and know. Compare also freeledge.

  2. knowledge(Noun)

    The fact of knowing about something; general understanding or familiarity with a subject, place, situation etc.

    His knowledge of Iceland was limited to what he'd seen on the Travel Channel.

    Etymology: From knowleche, of uncertain formation. The first element is ultimately identical with know, but the second is obscure (neither Old Norse -leikr nor Old English -lac would have given -leche as found in the earliest Middle English citations). Compare knowlechen, cnawelæcing, cnawlæc, and know. Compare also freeledge.

  3. knowledge(Noun)

    Awareness of a particular fact or situation; a state of having been informed or made aware of something.

    Etymology: From knowleche, of uncertain formation. The first element is ultimately identical with know, but the second is obscure (neither Old Norse -leikr nor Old English -lac would have given -leche as found in the earliest Middle English citations). Compare knowlechen, cnawelæcing, cnawlæc, and know. Compare also freeledge.

  4. knowledge(Noun)

    Intellectual understanding; the state of appreciating truth or information.

    Knowledge consists in recognizing the difference between good and bad decisions.

    Etymology: From knowleche, of uncertain formation. The first element is ultimately identical with know, but the second is obscure (neither Old Norse -leikr nor Old English -lac would have given -leche as found in the earliest Middle English citations). Compare knowlechen, cnawelæcing, cnawlæc, and know. Compare also freeledge.

  5. knowledge(Noun)

    Familiarity or understanding of a particular skill, branch of learning etc.

    Does your friend have any knowledge of hieroglyphics, perchance?

    Etymology: From knowleche, of uncertain formation. The first element is ultimately identical with know, but the second is obscure (neither Old Norse -leikr nor Old English -lac would have given -leche as found in the earliest Middle English citations). Compare knowlechen, cnawelæcing, cnawlæc, and know. Compare also freeledge.

  6. knowledge(Noun)

    Sexual intimacy or intercourse (now usually in phrase carnal knowledge).

    Etymology: From knowleche, of uncertain formation. The first element is ultimately identical with know, but the second is obscure (neither Old Norse -leikr nor Old English -lac would have given -leche as found in the earliest Middle English citations). Compare knowlechen, cnawelæcing, cnawlæc, and know. Compare also freeledge.

  7. knowledge(Noun)

    Information or intelligence about something; notice.

    Etymology: From knowleche, of uncertain formation. The first element is ultimately identical with know, but the second is obscure (neither Old Norse -leikr nor Old English -lac would have given -leche as found in the earliest Middle English citations). Compare knowlechen, cnawelæcing, cnawlæc, and know. Compare also freeledge.

  8. knowledge(Noun)

    The total of what is known; all information and products of learning.

    His library contained the accumulated knowledge of the Greeks and Romans.

    Etymology: From knowleche, of uncertain formation. The first element is ultimately identical with know, but the second is obscure (neither Old Norse -leikr nor Old English -lac would have given -leche as found in the earliest Middle English citations). Compare knowlechen, cnawelæcing, cnawlæc, and know. Compare also freeledge.

  9. knowledge(Noun)

    Something that can be known; a branch of learning; a piece of information; a science.

    Etymology: From knowleche, of uncertain formation. The first element is ultimately identical with know, but the second is obscure (neither Old Norse -leikr nor Old English -lac would have given -leche as found in the earliest Middle English citations). Compare knowlechen, cnawelæcing, cnawlæc, and know. Compare also freeledge.

  10. knowledge(Verb)

    To confess as true; to acknowledge.

    Etymology: From knowleche, of uncertain formation. The first element is ultimately identical with know, but the second is obscure (neither Old Norse -leikr nor Old English -lac would have given -leche as found in the earliest Middle English citations). Compare knowlechen, cnawelæcing, cnawlæc, and know. Compare also freeledge.

  11. knowledge(Noun)

    Notice, awareness.

    Etymology: From knowleche, of uncertain formation. The first element is ultimately identical with know, but the second is obscure (neither Old Norse -leikr nor Old English -lac would have given -leche as found in the earliest Middle English citations). Compare knowlechen, cnawelæcing, cnawlæc, and know. Compare also freeledge.

  12. Knowledge(ProperNoun)

    A course of study which must be completed by prospective London taxi drivers; consists of 320 routes through central London and many significant places.

    Etymology: From knowleche, of uncertain formation. The first element is ultimately identical with know, but the second is obscure (neither Old Norse -leikr nor Old English -lac would have given -leche as found in the earliest Middle English citations). Compare knowlechen, cnawelæcing, cnawlæc, and know. Compare also freeledge.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Knowledge(verb)

    the act or state of knowing; clear perception of fact, truth, or duty; certain apprehension; familiar cognizance; cognition

  2. Knowledge(verb)

    that which is or may be known; the object of an act of knowing; a cognition; -- chiefly used in the plural

  3. Knowledge(verb)

    that which is gained and preserved by knowing; instruction; acquaintance; enlightenment; learning; scholarship; erudition

  4. Knowledge(verb)

    that familiarity which is gained by actual experience; practical skill; as, a knowledge of life

  5. Knowledge(verb)

    scope of information; cognizance; notice; as, it has not come to my knowledge

  6. Knowledge(verb)

    sexual intercourse; -- usually preceded by carnal; as, carnal knowledge

  7. Knowledge(verb)

    to acknowledge

Freebase

  1. Knowledge

    Knowledge is a familiarity with someone or something, which can include facts, information, descriptions, or skills acquired through experience or education. It can refer to the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. It can be implicit or explicit; it can be more or less formal or systematic. In philosophy, the study of knowledge is called epistemology; the philosopher Plato famously defined knowledge as "justified true belief." However, no single agreed upon definition of knowledge exists, though there are numerous theories to explain it. Knowledge acquisition involves complex cognitive processes: perception, communication, association and reasoning; while knowledge is also said to be related to the capacity of acknowledgment in human beings.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Knowledge

    nol′ej, n. assured belief: that which is known: information, instruction: enlightenment, learning: practical skill.—adj. Knowl′edgeable (coll.), possessing knowledge: intelligent.—n. Knowl′edge-box (slang), the head.—To one's knowledge, so far as one knows. [M. E. knowleche, where -leche is the Northern form of the suffix in wed-lock, being A.S. lác, gift, sport.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. knowledge

    The distilled essence of our intuitions, corroborated by experience. Knowledge is what I know; wisdom is what I see; theology is what I guess.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Knowledge

    The body of truths or facts accumulated in the course of time, the cumulated sum of information, its volume and nature, in any civilization, period, or country.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. knowledge

    In admiralty law, opposed to ignorance, and the want of which is liable to heavy penalty.

Rap Dictionary

  1. knowledge(noun)

    Knowing what real raptalent and good raplyrics are. i had quite the knowledge, and after kindergarten i went straight to college -- Run-DMC (Down With The King)OR ORAL SEX, "BRAIN"

Editors Contribution

  1. knowledge

    The act and fact of knowing.

    Knowledge is an amazing gift that people cherish in so many ways.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 20, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'knowledge' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #639

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'knowledge' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1786

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'knowledge' in Nouns Frequency: #281

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of knowledge in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of knowledge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of knowledge in a Sentence

  1. Martin Gomon:

    These rare encounters can provide many of the missing pieces of knowledge that help broader conservation and biological research.

  2. Cometan:

    To have knowledge is to have freedom.

  3. Michelle Bachelet:

    The fact that the coordinates of this detention facility and the knowledge that it housed civilians had been communicated to the parties to the conflict indicates that this attack may -- depending on the precise circumstances -- amount to a war crime.

  4. Hazlitt:

    There are many who talk on from ignorance rather than from knowledge, and who find the former an inexhaustible fund of conversation.

  5. John Locke:

    Reading furnishes the mind only with material for knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.

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