knowl·​edge·​able | \ ˈnä-li-jə-bəl How to pronounce knowledgeable (audio) \

Definition of knowledgeable

: having or showing knowledge or intelligence

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Other Words from knowledgeable

knowledgeability \ ˌnä-​li-​jə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce knowledgeable (audio) \ noun
knowledgeableness noun
knowledgeably \ ˈnä-​li-​jə-​blē How to pronounce knowledgeable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of knowledgeable in a Sentence

I'm fairly knowledgeable about wine. knowledgeable historians regard that story as pure fiction
Recent Examples on the Web Many had seen her as a model owner: providing financial support, knowledgeable about the game and a sounding board. New York Times, "Kelly Loeffler, a Wall Street Senator With a Hardscrabble Pitch," 21 Dec. 2020 World-renowned winemaker Paul Hobbs has called Valdez, one of the most gifted, knowledgeable and intuitive vineyard managers in California. Esther Mobley,, "Honoring the wine legend Ulises Valdez," 17 Dec. 2020 Deeply knowledgeable and gregarious, Byrne is one of many researchers helping to lead the charge back to our sister world. Adam Mann, Wired, "The Steampunk Rover Concept That Could Help Explore Venus," 15 Dec. 2020 County and state health partners are working together very closely to ensure residents are staying safe and knowledgeable, Mraz said. S. Wayne Carter Jr.,, "Will you get the COVID-19 vaccine? The Harford County Health Department wants to know.," 10 Dec. 2020 Anyone looking to discover the possibilities lurking inside the wonderful world of vegetables will find Sodha to be an encouraging and knowledgeable guide. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, "25 cookbooks that need to be part of your collection," 9 Dec. 2020 An influential conservative commentator, Stan Evans was deeply knowledgeable and highly versatile. Russell Pulliam, National Review, "The Bill Buckley of the Midwest," 6 Dec. 2020 As Yong and our colleague Sarah Zhang have both written, many of our medical triumphs over the virus have come from more attentive and knowledgeable hospital care for COVID-19 patients. Alexis C. Madrigal, The Atlantic, "The Worst-Case Scenario Is Happening—Hospitals Are Overwhelmed," 4 Dec. 2020 My co-workers are open, knowledgeable and wonderful. Cheryl Hall, Dallas News, "At Top 100 Places to Work winner Fannie Mae, workers rally around lenders’ mission," 12 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of knowledgeable

1825, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of knowledgeable was in 1825

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16 Jan 2021

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“Knowledgeable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of knowledgeable

: having information, understanding, or skill that comes from experience or education : having knowledge


knowl·​edge·​able | \ ˈnä-li-jə-bəl How to pronounce knowledgeable (audio) \

Kids Definition of knowledgeable

: having or showing understanding and skill gained through experience or education

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