ken


1ken

verb \ˈken\
kennedken·ning

Definition of KEN

transitive verb
1
archaic :  see
2
chiefly dialect :  recognize
3
chiefly Scottish :  know
intransitive verb
chiefly Scottish :  know

Origin of KEN

Middle English kennen, from Old English cennan to make known & Old Norse kenna to perceive; both akin to Old English can know — more at can
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with KEN

2ken

noun

Definition of KEN

1
a :  the range of vision
b :  sight, view <'tis double death to drown in ken of shore — Shakespeare>
2
:  the range of perception, understanding, or knowledge <abstract words that are beyond the ken of young children — Lois M. Rettie>

First Known Use of KEN

1590

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