know meaning

  • NounPLknows
    1. Knowledge; the state of knowing.
    2. VerbSGknowsPRknowingPTknewPPknown
      1. VT To perceive the truth or factuality of; to be certain of or that.
        1. I know that I’m right and you’re wrong.  He knew something terrible was going to happen. ‎
      2. VT To be aware of; to be cognizant of.
        1. Did you know Michelle and Jack were getting divorced? ― Yes, I knew.  She knows where I live.   I knew he was upset, but I didn't understand why. ‎
      3. VT To be acquainted or familiar with; to have encountered.
        1. I know your mother, but I’ve never met your father. ‎
      4. VT To experience.
        1. Their relationship knew ups and downs. ‎
      5. VT To distinguish, to discern, particularly by contrast or comparison; to recognize the nature of.
        1. to know a person's face or figure;  to know right from wrong;   I wouldn't know one from the other. ‎
      6. VT To recognize as the same (as someone or something previously encountered) after an absence or change.
        1. (followed by how and a verb) To understand from experience or study.
          1. Let me do it. I know how it works.  She knows how to swim. ‎
        2. VT To understand (a subject).
          1. She knows chemistry better than anybody else.  Know your enemy and know yourself. ‎
        3. VT (archaic, biblical) To have sexual relations with.
          1. VI To have knowledge; to have information, be informed.
            1. It is vital that he not know.  She knew of our plan.   He knows about 19th century politics. ‎
          2. VI To be or become aware or cognizant.
            1. Did you know Michelle and Jack were getting divorced? ― Yes, I knew. ‎
          3. VI OBS To be acquainted (with another person).
            1. VT To be able to play or perform (a song or other piece of music).
              1. Do you know "Blueberry Hill"? ‎
          4. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • When he got to law school he knew he'd have to put his shoulder to the wheel to succeed.
              • I know where I stand as far as he's concerned: I'm the enemy.
              • I knew as soon I met him that John was the one for me and we were married within a month.
            2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
              • Knowing the real reasons for his action caused her to view them in a worse light.
              • Knowing the auditors were coming in just a week, we chose to pencil whip the quarterly inventory forms for the last year.
            3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
              • Their warmth stirred her up to be so busy and laudably benevolent; perhaps if he had been away she might have been idle and slack-handed; but I do not know.
              • Aren't there any REAL TSgirls in Cleveland? Or are you still in the closet. Very curious man wants to know!
              • You can count on your fingers the number of capital cities I know.

          Meaning of know for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "know" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb, a transitive verb and a verbs by inflection type.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Nouns
              • Countable nouns
              • Verbs
                • Intransitive verbs
                  • Transitive verbs
                    • Verbs by inflection type
                      • Irregular verbs
                  Difficultness: Level 1
                  Easy     ➨     Difficult
                  Definiteness: Level 9
                  Definite    ➨     Versatile
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