Definition of KNOWING

noun : KNOWING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a clear and certain mental apprehension ;

verb : KNOWING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) know how to do or perform something; "She knows how to knit"; "Does your husband know how to cook?" ;

  • 3. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 4. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 5. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 6. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 7. (

    ) 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. (

    ) know the nature or character of; "we all knew her as a big show-off" ;

  • 10. (

    ) be able to distinguish, recognize as being different; "The child knows right from wrong" ;

  • 11. (

    ) perceive as familiar; "I know this voice!" ;

Adjective : KNOWING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) characterized by conscious design or purpose; "intentional damage"; "a knowing act of fraud"; "a deliberate attempt to provoke a response" ;

  • 3. (

    ) alert and fully informed; "a knowing collector of rare books"; "surprisingly knowledgeable about what was going on" ;

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