Definition of known
: generally recognized a known authority on art
Recent Examples of known from the Web
WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Walla Walla used to be best known for sweet onions and as home of the state penitentiary, where death row inmates once were hanged.
Henry, a well known clairvoyant, gives psychic readings to celebrities on his E!
Walker is best known for her stark paper silhouettes that poetically depict the abuses of slavery.
Visitors were evacuated as soon as the incident became known and the zoo remained closed Tuesday pending investigations.
O’Mara, who was in Fort Worth on Friday meeting with the Craig family, is best known for representing George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch leader who was acquitted in 2013 in the shooting death of black teenager Trayvon Martin.
Rebecca Louise Law is a British installation artist, best known for using materials found in nature — namely flowers — as her medium.
Before the early 1980s, pharmaceutical companies largely ignored the known universe of about 7,000 orphan diseases.
His vagrancy, adrift in the chill ruins of a bleak industrial landscape, presents a rootless person without a known identity.
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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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