know: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (nō), [key]
— v., n. knew, known, know•ing,
- to perceive or understand as fact or truth; to apprehend clearly and with certainty: I know the situation fully.
- to have established or fixed in the mind or memory: to know a poem by heart; Do you know the way to the park from here?
- to be cognizant or aware of: I know it.
- be acquainted with (a thing, place, person, etc.), as by sight, experience, or report: to know the mayor.
- to understand from experience or attainment (usually fol. by how before an infinitive): to know how to make gingerbread.
- to be able to distinguish, as one from another: to know right from wrong.
- to have sexual intercourse with.
- to have knowledge or clear and certain perception, as of fact or truth.
- to be cognizant or aware, as of some fact, circumstance, or occurrence; have information, as about something.
- to understand or be familiar with the particulars of a subject or business: He knew the ropes better than anyone else in politics.
- the fact or state of knowing; knowledge.
- possessing inside, secret, or special information.
Pronunciation: (nō, nou), [key]
— n. Scot. and North Eng.
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