known

adjective \ ˈnōn \
|Updated on: 15 Aug 2018

Definition of known

: generally recognized
  • a known authority on art

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First Known Use of known

14th century

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KNOWN Defined for English Language Learners

known

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

known

adjective \ ˈnōn \

Definition of known for Students

: generally recognized
  • She's a known liar.


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