: generally recognized
a known authority on art

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Justine Hunt, a representative for the actor who was best known for his various roles in the Power Rangers universe, confirmed his death to the AssociatedPress on Sunday. Abbey White, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Nov. 2022 Leguizamo also enjoyed collaborating with the movie's director, Mark Mylod, who is best known for his work on Succession. Clark Collis, EW.com, 19 Nov. 2022 The wedding ceremony comes 10 months after Bob — who was best known for his stand-up comedy, previous role hosting America's Funniest Home Videos and time as Danny Tanner in Full House — unexpectedly died in January from head trauma. Kelly Wynne, Peoplemag, 14 Nov. 2022 The company appointed as its new CEO John Ray III, a long-time bankruptcy litigator who is best known for having to clean up the mess made after the collapse of Enron. Ken Sweet, Chron, 12 Nov. 2022 Moffat, who's best known for a lengthy showrunning stint on Doctor Who and for co-creating the BBC series Sherlock, has been deliberately ambiguous about the future of the show. Emma Dibdin, Town & Country, 12 Nov. 2022 The company appointed as its new CEO John Ray III, a long-time bankruptcy litigator who is best known for having to clean up the mess made after the collapse of Enron. Ken Sweet, ajc, 11 Nov. 2022 Tyrone Downie, a keyboardist and producer who is best known for his work as a member of Bob Marley & The Wailers, died Saturday (Nov. 5) in Kingston, Jamaica after a brief illness. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 9 Nov. 2022 Bolsonaro’s government has become known for its support of ruthless exploitation of land in the Amazon, leading to record deforestation figures. Camilo Rocha, CNN, 30 Oct. 2022 See More

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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 1 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

: generally recognized
a known expert on art

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