Definition of known
: generally recognized a known authority on art
Recent Examples of known from the Web
There were no known witnesses other than the two officers in the squad car.
Photos from the Adriatic Coast this week look like hell on Earth, not the picturesque seaside destination that is so well known to travelers.
There was not a peep from any of them about Mr Liu, whose terminal illness had just been made known.
The experts also compared the facial features and body proportions of the two figures in the photograph with known pictures of Earhart and Noonan.
Even the band's best known (and best selling) '70s line-up eventually gave way, through acrimony and attrition, to endless permutations of the group's by-then familiar five members.
Other shootings In Kansas City, Kan., police are investigating four homicides from Saturday and Sunday, with no known connection to each other or to any shootings in Kansas City.
Slipknot vs. Nickelback and KFC Nickelback, the band best known for being relentlessly mocked, has ignited a feud with Slipknot, the favorite band of the high-school boyfriend your parents liked the least.
Kiwi berries, otherwise known as Actinidia arguta, are native to northern areas of Asia, such as China, Siberia, and Japan, which have cooler climates that allow the fruit to flourish.
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First Known Use of known
KNOWN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of known for English Language Learners
: generally accepted as something specified
: included in the knowledge that all people considered as one group have
: familiar to people
KNOWN Defined for Kids
Definition of known for Students
: generally recognized She's a known liar.
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