\ ˈnōn How to pronounce known (audio) \

Definition of known

: generally recognized a known authority on art

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It was created by Catherine Reitman, who also writes, executive produces, and stars the show, and is otherwise best known for her roles in ABC’s hit show Black-ish and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Lindsey Benoit O’connell, Good Housekeeping, "Netflix's 'Workin' Moms' Gets Me More Than Any Other Show," 7 Mar. 2019 More than shipyards and docked crabbing boats, it’s become known for chic boutiques and hip restaurants such as the Walrus and the Carpenter. Rebekah Denn, The Seattle Times, "New Nordic? Seattle’s Scandinavian food scene reaches far beyond lutefisk and lingonberries," 7 Nov. 2018 Yet Telstar was still well known enough by 1974, when the World Cup was in West Germany, for the name to be given in honor to the official tournament ball, only the second time Adidas had been given the rights to provide it. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "Telstar World Cup ball could be embarrassing to Putin if he looks at its history," 21 June 2018 Professor Mary Beard, well known for her work on TV documentaries, was given a damehood for services to the study of classical civilizations. Laura Smith-spark, CNN, "Actress Emma Thompson made a dame in Queen's birthday honors list," 8 June 2018 Some of the same parameters are taking shape in California, equally known for black-market pot from its Emerald Triangle region. Gillian Flaccus, The Christian Science Monitor, "Oregon faces fallout from a flooded marijuana market," 31 May 2018 Rodriguez was more so known as a poacher in his early days at Turf Moor, and during his four years at the club the striker scored an impressive 41 goals in 128 games in all competitions, a sign of things to come., "Injury-Hit Jay Rodriguez Set for Make or Break Season After West Brom Nightmare," 29 May 2018 Spurs are very well known for producing young talent - the likes of Dele Alli and Harry Kane are prime examples., "Arsenal & Tottenham Looking to Poach Liverpool Youngster Despite Reports Over Agreed New Deal," 21 June 2018 That's been very well known for more than a century, Pitcher said. Ben Guarino, Anchorage Daily News, "We’re fishing exactly the wrong fish, scientists warn," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of known

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of known

: generally accepted as something specified
: included in the knowledge that all people considered as one group have
: familiar to people


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Kids Definition of known

: generally recognized She's a known liar.

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