know the meaning of (something)

Definition of know the meaning of (something)

  1. :  to understand (something) because one has experienced it I know the meaning of loneliness. —often used in negative statements Those people don't know the meaning of hard work. —often used in an exaggerated way to make a forceful statement He doesn't know the meaning of fear. I'll never stop trying. I don't know the meaning of the word “failure.”

Word by Word Definitions

knowplay
  1. :  to perceive directly :  have direct cognition of

    :  to have understanding of

    :  to recognize the nature of :  discern

  1. :  knowledge

meaningplay
  1. :  the thing one intends to convey especially by language :  purport

    :  the thing that is conveyed especially by language :  import

    :  something meant or intended :  aim

somethingplay
  1. :  some indeterminate or unspecified thing

    :  a person or thing of consequence

    :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different

  1. :  in some degree :  somewhat

    : used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


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