Definition of know
knewplay \ˈnü also ˈnyü\;
1a (1) : to perceive directly : have direct cognition of (2) : to have understanding of importance of knowing oneself (3) : to recognize the nature of : discernb (1) : to recognize as being the same as something previously known (2) : to be acquainted or familiar with (3) : to have experience of
2a : to be aware of the truth or factuality of : be convinced or certain ofb : to have a practical understanding of knows how to write
3 archaic : to have sexual intercourse with
1 : to have knowledge
2 : to be or become cognizant —sometimes used interjectionally with you especially as a filler in informal speech
knowableplay \ˈnō-ə-bəl\ adjective
knowerplay \ˈnō-ər\ noun
: to have knowledge of didn't know from sibling rivalry — Penny Marshall
Examples of know in a Sentence
He knows a lot about the history of the town.
Do you know the answer?
I don't know her name.
Do you know what time it is?
I don't know the words to that song.
They knew a good deal about the problem.
She knows the rules of the game.
If you want the answer, ask someone who knows.
I don't know much about art, but I know what I like.
She knows that many people will not believe her.
Origin and Etymology of know
Middle English, from Old English cnāwan; akin to Old High German bichnāan to recognize, Latin gnoscere, noscere to come to know, Greek gignōskein
First Known Use: before 12th century
KNOW Defined for Kids
Definition of know for Students
1 : to recognize the identity of I know that guy!
2 : to be aware of the truth of We know that the earth is round.
3 : to have a practical understanding of Her little sister already knows how to read.
4 : to have information or knowledge He knows all about cars.
5 : to be or become aware The president knew about the problem.
6 : to be acquainted or familiar with A taxi driver knows the city well.
7 : to have understanding of It's important to know yourself. I don't know why this happens.
8 : to recognize the nature of We knew them to be honest.
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