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Princeton's WordNet

  1. knownadjective

    apprehended with certainty

    "a known quantity"; "the limits of the known world"; "a musician known throughout the world"; "a known criminal"

Wiktionary

  1. knownnoun

    In algebra, a variable or constant whose value is already determined.

    Etymology: From the , from past participle cnawen.

  2. knownnoun

    Any fact or situation which is well-researched or familiar.

    Etymology: From the , from past participle cnawen.

  3. knownadjective

    Someone or something that many people know about, renowned, famous.

    Etymology: From the , from past participle cnawen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Known

    of Know

  2. Known

    of Know

Editors Contribution

  1. known

    To feel, know and understand intuitively.

    It was well known that love can change everything from one situation to peace, joy, harmony etc.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 31, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'known' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #356

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'known' in Written Corpus Frequency: #867

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'known' in Adjectives Frequency: #611

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of known in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of known in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of known in a Sentence

  1. W. Somerset Maugham:

    I have an idea that some men are born out of their due place. Accident has cast them amid certain surroundings, but they have always a nostalgia for a home they know not. They are strangers at their birthplace, and the leafy lanes they have known from childhood or the populous streets in which they have played, remain but a place of passage. They may spend their whole lives aliens among their kindred and remain aloof among the only scenes they have ever knows. Perhaps it is this sense of strangeness that sends men far and wide in the search for something permanent, to which they may attach themselves. Perhaps some deep-rooted atavism urges the wanderer back to lands which his ancestors left in the dim beginnings of history. Sometimes a man hits upon a place to which he mysteriously feels that he belongs. Here is the home he sought, and he will settle amid scenes that he has never seen before, among men he has never known, as though they were familiar to him from his birth. Here at last he finds rest.

  2. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    The best teachers and professors I have known were named; Mistake, Fail, Blunder and then, Bloom; and the best of all, we called, Perseverance.

  3. Waisum Ma:

    Most known non-avian dinosaur embryos are incomplete with skeletons disarticulated( bones separated at the joints), we were surprised to see this embryo beautifully preserved inside a dinosaur egg, lying in a bird-like posture. This posture had not been recognized in non-avian dinosaurs before.

  4. James Grover Thurber:

    If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.

  5. Vasdev Rai Pratap:

    I didn't know how dangerous the work in the mines is. Had I known, I would never have let him go, they said it took almost a day to dig out his body after the mine collapsed. They cremated him without telling me. I didn't even see my boy before they set him alight.

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