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Noun, Verb (usu participle)


Noun know has 1 sense

Verb know has 11 senses


     Knee.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
knowv. t. [OE. knowen, knawen, AS. cnäwan; akin to OHG. chnäan (in comp.), Icel. knä to be able, Russ. znate to know, L. gnoscere, noscere, Gr. gighw`skein, Skr. jn; fr. the root of E. can, v. i., ken. Ken, Can to be able, and cf. Acquaint, Cognition, Gnome, Ignore, Noble, Note.].
  •  To perceive or apprehend clearly and certainly; to understand; to have full information of; as, to know one's duty.  [1913 Webster]
    "O, that a man might know
    The end of this day's business ere it come!
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "There is a certainty in the proposition, and we know it."  [1913 Webster]
    "Know how sublime a thing it is
    To suffer and be strong.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To be convinced of the truth of; to be fully assured of; as, to know things from information.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin."  [1913 Webster]
    "Not to know me argues yourselves unknown."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To recognize; to distinguish; to discern the character of; as, to know a person's face or figure.  [1913 Webster]
    "Ye shall know them by their fruits."  [1913 Webster]
    "And their eyes were opened, and they knew him."  [1913 Webster]
    "To know
    Faithful friend from flattering foe.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "At nearer view he thought he knew the dead."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To have sexual intercourse with.  [1913 Webster]
    " Know is often followed by an objective and an infinitive (with or without to) or a participle, a dependent sentence, etc."  [1913 Webster]
    "And Adam knew Eve his wife."  [1913 Webster]
    "And I knew that thou hearest me always."  [1913 Webster]
    "The monk he instantly knew to be the prior."  [1913 Webster]
    "In other hands I have known money do good."  [1913 Webster]
To know how, to understand the manner, way, or means; to have requisite information, intelligence, or sagacity. How is sometimes omitted. “ If we fear to die, or know not to be patient.” Jer. Taylor.
knowv. i. 
  •  To have knowledge; to have a clear and certain perception; to possess wisdom, instruction, or information; -- often with of.  [1913 Webster]
    "Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider."  [1913 Webster]
    "If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself."  [1913 Webster]
    "The peasant folklore of Europe still knows of willows that bleed and weep and speak when hewn."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To be assured; to feel confident.  [1913 Webster]
To know of, to ask, to inquire. [Obs.]Know of your youth, examine well your blood.” Shak.


know, v. & n.
--v. (past knew; past part. known)
1 tr. (often foll. by that, how, what, etc.) a have in the mind; have learnt; be able to recall (knows a lot about cars; knows what to do). b (also absol.) be aware of (a fact) (he knows I am waiting; I think he knows). c have a good command of (a subject or language) (knew German; knows his tables).
2 tr. be acquainted or friendly with (a person or thing).
3 tr. a recognize; identify (I knew him at once; knew him for an American). b (foll. by to + infin.) be aware of (a person or thing) as being or doing what is specified (knew them to be rogues). c (foll. by from) be able to distinguish (one from another) (did not know him from Adam).
4 tr. be subject to (her joy knew no bounds).
5 tr. have personal experience of (fear etc.).
6 tr. (as known adj.) a publicly acknowledged (a known thief; a known fact). b Math. (of a quantity etc.) having a value that can be stated.
7 intr. have understanding or knowledge.
8 tr. archaic have sexual intercourse with.
--n. (in phr. in the know) colloq. well-informed; having special knowledge.

all one knows (or knows how)
1 all one can (did all he knew to stop it).
2 adv. to the utmost of one's power (tried all she knew). before one knows where one is with baffling speed.
be not to know
1 have no way of learning (wasn't to know they'd arrive late).
2 be not to be told (she's not to know about the party). don't I know it! colloq. an expression of rueful assent. don't you know colloq. or joc. an expression used for emphasis (such a bore, don't you know). for all (or aught) I know so far as my knowledge extends. have been known to be known to have done (they have been known to not turn up). I knew it! I was sure that this would happen. I know what I have a new idea, suggestion, etc. know about have information about. know-all colloq. a person who seems to know everything. know best be or claim to be better informed etc. than others. know better than (foll. by that, or to + infin.) be wise, well-informed, or well-mannered enough to avoid (specified behaviour etc.).
know by name
1 have heard the name of.
2 be able to give the name of. know by sight recognize the appearance (only) of. know how know the way to do something.
know-how n.
1 practical knowledge; technique, expertise.
2 natural skill or invention. know-it-all = know-all.
1 an ignorant person.
2 an agnostic. know of be aware of; have heard of (not that I know of). know one's own mind be decisive, not vacillate. know the ropes (or one's stuff) be fully knowledgeable or experienced. know a thing or two be experienced or shrewd. know what's what have adequate knowledge of the world, life, etc. know who's who be aware of who or what each person is. not if I know it only against my will. not know that ... colloq. be fairly sure that ... not (I don't know that I want to go). not know what hit one be suddenly injured, killed, disconcerted, etc. not want to know refuse to take any notice of. what do you know (or know about that)? colloq. an expression of surprise.
you know colloq.
1 an expression implying something generally known or known to the hearer (you know, the pub on the corner).
2 an expression used as a gap-filler in conversation. you know something (or what)? I am going to tell you something. you-know-what (or -who) a thing or person unspecified but understood. you never know nothing in the future is certain.
knowable adj. knower n.
OE (ge)cnawan, rel. to CAN(1), KEN



absorb, account, acquaintance, aller sans dire, announcement, appreciate, apprehend, assimilate, associate with, be acquainted with, be apprised of, be aware of, be axiomatic, be certain, be cognizant of, be confident, be conscious of, be conversant with, be exposed to, be friends, be informed, be inseparable, be subjected to, be told, be with one, bet on, blue book, briefing, bulletin, catch, catch on, cognize, communication, communique, comprehend, conceive, conceptualize, cotton to, data, datum, difference, differentiate, dig, digest, directory, discern, discriminate, dispatch, distinguish, doubt not, encounter, endure, enlightenment, evidence, experience, extricate, facts, factual information, familiarization, fathom, feel, feel sure, follow, fraternize with, gamble on, gen, general information, get, get hold of, get the drift, get the idea, get the picture, get wind of, go through, go without saying, grasp, guidebook, handout, hard information, have, have information about, have it taped, have knowledge of, have no doubt, have the facts, hear, hear tell of, hearsay, hit it off, hobnob with, identify, incidental information, info, information, instruction, intelligence, just know, ken, know again, know for certain, know well, knowledge, labor under, learn, light, make out, master, meet, meet up with, meet with, mention, message, nail, notice, notification, overhear, pass through, pay, peg, perceive, place, possess, prehend, presentation, promotional material, proof, publication, publicity, read, realize, recall, recall knowledge of, recognize, recollect, reidentify, release, remember, report, rest assured, run up against, savor, savvy, see, see through, seize, seize the meaning, sense, separate, sever, severalize, sidelight, spend, spot, stand under, statement, suffer, sustain, take, take in, taste, tell, the dope, the goods, the know, the scoop, transmission, undergo, understand, white book, white paper, word, wot, wot of




VB be friendly, be friends, be acquainted with, know, have the ear of, keep company with, hold communication with, have dealings with, sympathize with, have a leaning to, bear good will, love, make much of, befriend, introduce to, set one's horses together, have the latchstring out, hold out the right hand of friendship, extend the right hand of friendship, hold out the right hand of fellowship, become friendly, make friends with, break the lee, be introduced to, make acquaintance with, pick acquaintance with, scrape acquaintance with, get into favor, gain the friendship of, shake hands with, fraternize, embrace, receive with open arms, throw oneself into the arms of, meet halfway, take in good part.


VB be sociable, know, be acquainted, associate with, sort with, keep company with, walk hand in hand with, eat off the same trencher, club together, consort, bear one company, join, make acquaintance with, make advances, fraternize, embrace, be at home with, feel at home with, make oneself at home with, make free with, crack a bottle with, receive hospitality, live at free quarters, find the latchstring out, visit, pay a visit, interchange visits, interchange cards, call at, call upon, leave a card, drop in, look in, look one up, beat up one's quarters, entertain, give a party, be at home, see one's friends, hang out, keep open house, do the honors, receive, receive with open arms, welcome, give a warm reception, to kill the fatted calf.


VB be certain, stand to reason, render certain, insure, ensure, assure, clinch, make sure, determine, decide, set at rest, make assurance double sure, know, dogmatize, lay down the law.


VB believe, credit, give faith to, give credit to, credence to, see, realize, assume, receive, set down for, take for, have it, take it, consider, esteem, presume, count upon, depend upon, calculate upon, pin one's faith upon, reckon upon, lean upon, build upon, rely upon, rest upon, lay one's account for, make sure of, make oneself easy about, on that score, take on trust, take on credit, take for granted, take for gospel, allow some weight to, attach some weight to, know, know for certain, have know, make no doubt, doubt not, be, rest assured, persuade oneself, assure oneself, satisfy oneself, make up one's mind, give one credit for, confide in, believe in, put one's trust in, place in, repose in, implicit confidence in, take one's word for, at one's word, place reliance on, rely upon, swear by, regard to, think, hold, take, take it, opine, be of opinion, conceive, trow, ween, fancy, apprehend, have it, hold a belief, possess, entertain a belief, adopt a belief, imbibe a belief, embrace a belief, get hold of a belief, hazard, foster, nurture a belief, cherish a belief, have an opinion, hold an opinion, possess, entertain an opinion, adopt an opinion, imbibe an opinion, embrace an opinion, get hold of an opinion, hazard an opinion, foster an opinion, nurture an opinion, cherish an opinion, view as, consider as, take as, hold as, conceive as, regard as, esteem as, deem as, look upon as, account as, set down as, surmise, get it into one's head, take it into one's head, come round to an opinion, swallow, cause to be believed, satisfy, persuade, have the ear of, gain the confidence of, assure, convince, convict, convert, wean, bring round, bring over, win over, indoctrinate, cram down the throat, produce conviction, carry conviction, bring home to, drive home to, go down, find credence, pass current, be received, be current, possess, take hold of, take possession of the mind.


VB know, ken, scan, wot, wot aware, be aware of, ween, weet, trow, have, possess, conceive, apprehend, comprehend, take, realize, understand, savvy, appreciate, fathom, make out, recognize, discern, perceive, see, get a sight-of, experience, know full well, have some knowledge of, possess some knowledge of, be au courant, have in one's head, have at one' fingers ends, know by heart, know by rote, be master of, connaitre le dessous des cartes, know what's what, see one's way, discover, come to one's knowledge.


VB tell, inform, inform of, acquaint, acquaint with, impart, impart to, make acquaintance with, apprise, advise, enlighten, awaken, transmit, let fall, mention, express, intimate, represent, communicate, make known, publish, notify, signify, specify, convey the knowledge of, let one know, have one to know, give one to understand, give notice, set before, lay before, put before, point out, put into one's head, put one in possession of, instruct, direct the attention to, announce, annunciate, report, report progress, bringword, send word, leave word, write word, telegraph, telephone, wire, retail, render an account, give an account, state, let slip, blurt out, spill the beans, unburden oneself of, let off one's chest, disclose, show cause, explain, hint, given an inkling of, give a hint, drop a hint, throw out a hint, insinuate, allude to, make allusion to, glance at, tip the wink, suggest, prompt, give the cue, breathe, whisper, whisper in the ear, give a bit of one's mind, tell one plainly, tell once for all, speak volumes, undeceive, unbeguile, set right, correct, open the eyes of, disabuse, disillusion one of, be informed of, know, learn, get scent of, get wind of, gather from, awaken to, open one's eyes to, become alive, become awake to, hear, overhear, understand, come to one's ears, come to one's knowledge, reach one's ears.

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Adverb, Interjection, Pronoun, Definite Article


whatpron., a., & adv. [AS. hwæt, neuter of hwā who; akin to OS. hwat what, OFries. hwet, D. & LG. wat, G. was, OHG. waz, hwaz, Icel. hvat, Sw. & Dan. hvad, Goth. hwa. Who.].
  •  As an interrogative pronoun, used in asking questions regarding either persons or things; as, what is this? what did you say? what poem is this? what child is lost?  [1913 Webster]
    "What see'st thou in the ground?"  [1913 Webster]
    "What is man, that thou art mindful of him?"  [1913 Webster]
    "What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!"  [1913 Webster]
  •  As an exclamatory word: -- (a) Used absolutely or independently; -- often with a question following.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
    " What in this use has a or an between itself and its noun if the qualitative or quantitative importance of the object is emphasized."  [1913 Webster]
    "What, could ye not watch with me one hour?"  [1913 Webster]
    "What a piece of work is man!"  [1913 Webster]
    "O what a riddle of absurdity!"  [1913 Webster]
    "What partial judges are our love and hate!"  [1913 Webster]
  •  As a relative pronoun  [1913 Webster]
    "With joy beyond what victory bestows."  [1913 Webster]
    "I'm thinking Captain Lawton will count the noses of what are left before they see their whaleboats."  [1913 Webster]
    "What followed was in perfect harmony with this beginning."  [1913 Webster]
    "I know well . . . how little you will be disposed to criticise what comes to you from me."  [1913 Webster]
    "See what natures accompany what colors."  [1913 Webster]
    "To restrain what power either the devil or any earthly enemy hath to work us woe."  [1913 Webster]
    "We know what master laid thy keel,
    What workmen wrought thy ribs of steel.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Whatever; whatsoever; what thing soever; -- used indefinitely.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
    "Whether it were the shortness of his foresight, the strength of his will, . . . or what it was."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Used adverbially, in part; partly; somewhat; -- with a following preposition, especially, with, and commonly with repetition.  [1913 Webster]
    "What for lust [pleasure] and what for lore."  [1913 Webster]
    "Thus, what with the war, what with the sweat, what with the gallows, and what with poverty, I am custom shrunk."  [1913 Webster]
    "The year before he had so used the matter that what by force, what by policy, he had taken from the Christians above thirty small castles."  [1913 Webster]
    "What time the morn mysterious visions brings."  [1913 Webster]
     Something; thing; stuff.  [1913 Webster]
    "And gave him for to feed,
    Such homely what as serves the simple "  [1913 Webster]
whatinterrog. adv. 
     Why? For what purpose? On what account?  [1913 Webster]
    "What should I tell the answer of the knight."  [1913 Webster]
    "But what do I stand reckoning upon advantages and gains lost by the misrule and turbulency of the prelates? What do I pick up so thriftily their scatterings and diminishings of the meaner subject?"  [1913 Webster]


what, adj., pron., & adv.
1 asking for a choice from an indefinite number or for a statement of amount, number, or kind (what books have you read?; what news have you?).
2 colloq. = WHICH interrog.adj. (what book have you chosen?).
--adj. (usu. in exclam.) how great or remarkable (what luck!).
--rel.adj. the or any ... that (will give you what help I can).
--pron. (corresp. to the functions of the adj.)
1 what thing or things? (what is your name?; I don't know what you mean).
2 (asking for a remark to be repeated) = what did you say? 3 asking for confirmation or agreement of something not completely understood (you did what?; what, you really mean it?).
4 how much (what you must have suffered!).
5 (as rel.pron.) that or those which; a or the or any thing which (what followed was worse; tell me what you think).
--adv. to what extent (what does it matter?).

what about what is the news or position or your opinion of (what about me?; what about a game of tennis?). what-d'you-call-it (or what's-its-name) a substitute for a name not recalled. what ever what at all or in any way (what ever do you mean?) (see also WHATEVER). what for colloq.
1 for what reason? 2 a severe reprimand (esp. give a person what for). what have you colloq. (prec. by or) anything else similar.
what if?
1 what would result etc. if.
2 what would it matter if. what is more and as an additional point; moreover. what next? colloq. what more absurd, shocking, or surprising thing is possible? what not (prec. by and) other similar things. what of? what is the news concerning? what of it? why should that be considered significant? what's-his (or -its) -name = what-d'you-call-it. what's what colloq. what is useful or important etc. what with colloq. because of (usu. several things).
OE hw{aelig}t f. Gmc




N resentment, displeasure, animosity, anger, wrath, indignation, exasperation, bitter resentment, wrathful indignation, pique, umbrage, huff, miff, soreness, dudgeon, acerbity, virulence, bitterness, acrimony, asperity, spleen, gall, heart-burning, heart-swelling, rankling, ill humor, bad humor, ill temper, bad temper, irascibility, ill blood, revenge, excitement, irritation, warmth, bile, choler, ire, fume, pucker, dander, ferment, ebullition, towering passion, acharnement, angry mood, taking, pet, tiff, passion, fit, tantrums, burst, explosion, paroxysm, storm, rage, fury, desperation, violence, fire and fury, vials of wrath, gnashing of teeth, hot blood, high words, scowl, sulks, affront, provocation, offense, indignity, grudge, crow to pluck, bone to pick, sore subject, casus belli, ill turn, outrage, Furies, Eumenides, buffet, slap in the face, box on the ear, rap on the knuckles, angry, wrath, irate, ireful, wrathful, cross, Achillean, sulky, bitter, virulent, acrimonious &c (discourteous), violent, warm, burning, boiling, boiling over, fuming, raging, foaming, foaming at the mouth, convulsed with rage, offended, waxy, acharne, wrought, worked up, indignant, hurt, sore, set against, fierce, wild, rageful, furious, mad with rage, fiery, infuriate, rabid, savage, relentless, flushed with anger, flushed with rage, in a huff, in a stew, in a fume, in a pucker, in a passion, in a rage, in a fury, in a taking, in a way, on one's high ropes, up in arms, in high dudgeon, angrily, in the height of passion, in the heat of passion, in the heat of the moment, Int, tantaene animis coelestibus irae!, marry come up!, zounds!, 'sdeath!, one's blood being up, one's back being up, one's monkey being up, fervens difficili bile jecur, the gorge rising, eyes flashing fire, the blood rising, the blood boiling, haeret lateri lethalis arundo, beware the fury of a patient man, furor arma ministrat, ira furor brevis est, quem Jupiter vult perdere dementat prius, What, drunk with choler?.

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