Adjective: known nown
Verb: know (knew,known) now
- Apprehended with certainty
"a known quantity"; "the limits of the known world"; "a musician known throughout the world"; "a known criminal"
- 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";
- cognize, cognise [Brit]
- Be aware of how to do or perform something
"She knows how to knit"; "Does your husband know how to cook?"
- 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"
- 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"
- Have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations
"I know the feeling!";
- experience, live
- Accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority
- acknowledge, recognize, recognise [Brit]
- Have fixed in the mind
"I know Latin"; "This student knows her irregular verbs"; "Do you know the poem well enough to recite it?"
- Know the nature or character of
"we all knew her as a big show-off"
- Be able to distinguish, recognize as being different
"The child knows right from wrong"
- Perceive as familiar
"I know this voice!"
- [archaic] Have sexual intercourse
"Adam knew Eve";
- sleep together, love, make out, make love, sleep with, have sex, do it, be intimate, have intercourse, lie with [archaic], bed, have a go at it, get it on, make whoopee, nail [N. Amer]
See also: acknowledged, best-known, better-known, big-name, celebrated, famed, familiar, famous, far-famed, glorious, identified, illustrious, legendary, notable, noted, proverbial, renowned, well-known
Type of: accept, agnise [Brit, archaic], agnize [archaic], call back, call up, copulate, couple, differentiate, distinguish, experience, go through, mate, pair, realise [Brit], realize, recall, recognise [Brit], recognize, recollect, remember, retrieve, secern, secernate, see, separate, severalise [Brit], severalize, tell, tell apart, think
Antonym: ignore, unknown
Encyclopedia: Known Know