: generally recognized
a known authority on art

Examples of known in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And at that hour, just after 3 a.m., there were no known witnesses walking around. Lizz Schumer, Peoplemag, 26 May 2024 His immediate replacement played well on Saturday, and Vermes made that known. Daniel Sperry, Kansas City Star, 26 May 2024 The federal government’s warnings against raw milk consumption are based on known dangers. Chiara Eisner, NPR, 25 May 2024 His approach is to tell the stories of individual evangelical leaders or institutions, with each chapter taking the reader to a different location, some familiar, some lesser known. The Know, The Denver Post, 21 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for known 

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of known was in the 14th century

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“Known.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/known. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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: generally recognized
a known expert on art

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