Definitions of know

  1. accept ( smeone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority; " The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne"; " We do not recognize your gods"
  2. have sexual intercourse with; " This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; " Adam knew Eve" ( know is archaic); " Were you ever intimate with this man?"
  3. be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about; " I know that the President lied to the people"; " I want to know who is winning the game!"; " I know it's time"
  4. have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations; " I know the feeling!"; " have you ever known hunger?"; " I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict"; " The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare"; " I lived through two divorces"
  5. be familiar or acquainted with a person or an object; " She doesn't know this composer"; " Do you know my sister?"; " We know this movie"; " I know him under a different name"; " This flower is known as a Peruvian Lily"
  6. be aware of the truth of something; have a belief or faith in something; regard as true beyond any doubt; " I know that I left the key on the table"; " Galileo knew that the earth moves around the sun"
  7. know how to do or perform something; " She knows how to knit"; " Does your husband know how to cook?"
  8. have fixed in the mind; " I know Latin"; " This student knows her irregular verbs"; " Do you know the poem well enough to recite it?"
  9. perceive as familiar; " I know this voice!"
  10. accept ( someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority; " The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne"; " We do not recognize your gods"
  11. be able to distinguish, recognize as being different; " The child knows right from wrong"
  12. know the nature or character of; " we all knew her as a big show- off"
  13. have sexual intercourse with; " This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; " Adam knew Eve"; " Were you ever intimate with this man?"
  14. Knee.
  15. To perceive or apprehend clearly and certainly; to understand; to have full information of; as, to know one's duty.
  16. To be convinced of the truth of; to be fully assured of; as, to know things from information.
  17. To be acquainted with; to be no stranger to; to be more or less familiar with the person, character, etc., of; to possess experience of; as, to know an author; to know the rules of an organization.
  18. To recognize; to distinguish; to discern the character of; as, to know a person's face or figure.
  19. To have sexual commerce with.
  20. To be assured; to feel confident.
  21. Knew.
  22. To have knowledge; to have a clear and certain perception; to possess wisdom, instruction, or information; - often with of.
  23. To perceive with the mind; understand clearly; be aware of; to see as distinct from others; recognize; be acquainted with.
  24. To be informed.
  25. Known.
  26. Knowing.
  27. To be informed of: to be assured of: to be acquainted with: to recognize: ( B.) to approve:- pr. p. knowing; pa. t. knew ( nu); pa. p. known ( non).
  29. Know.
  30. To perceive; be acquainted with; be assured of; recognise.
  31. To be certain of oracquainted with; recognize; understand.
  32. To have or get knowledge.
  33. To perceive with certainty; to have a clear and certain idea or notion of; to have an assured conviction of; to distinguish; to recognise by recollection, remembrance, representation, or description; to be acquainted with; to have sexual commerce with; to approve.
  34. To have clear and certain perception; not to be doubtful; to be informed; to take cognizance of.
  35. To understand clearly; to be informed of; to be familiar with; to recognise; to distinguish.

Usage examples for know

  1. Anything more you would like to know? – The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley
  2. " Well, I don't know," I said. – Burr Junior by G. Manville Fenn
  3. That you should know. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  4. D'you know Aughacashel, Mr. Thady? – The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope
  5. But you do, you know. – A Family Man (From the Fifth Series Plays) by John Galsworthy Last Updated: February 10, 2009
  6. How then did she know it? – The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope
  7. You know what it is. – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  8. " How do I know? – Prince Fortunatus by William Black
  9. And I know it, . – The Tracer of Lost Persons by Robert W. Chambers
  10. You know,- we will not speak of it. – Atheism Among the People by Alphonse de Lamartine
  11. I know right where it is. – The Desert Valley by Jackson Gregory
  12. You know Mr. Nighthawk! – Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee by John Esten Cooke
  13. Do you know me, Ethie? – Ethelyn's Mistake by Mary Jane Holmes
  14. You know that it is wrong! – The Sins of Séverac Bablon by Sax Rohmer
  15. Would it know I was naughty? – Hoodie by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
  16. Do you know Miss Castlemaine? – The Man Who Rose Again by Joseph Hocking
  17. No, how could you know? – The Major by Ralph Connor
  18. " I know that," Crawford said. – Black Man's Burden by Dallas McCord Reynolds
  19. You know- about me- don't you? – The Price She Paid by David Graham Phillips
  20. Do you know what I shall do? – Esmeralda by Frances Hodgson Burnett