Definition of knowledge
- answered to the best of my knowledge
- a person of unusual knowledge
She has little knowledge of fashion.
He has devoted himself to the pursuit of knowledge.
She gained a thorough knowledge of local customs.
Did you have any knowledge of her intentions?
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: information, understanding, or skill that you get from experience or education
: awareness of something : the state of being aware of something
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