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Meaning & Definition of Know in English

English

Know

/noʊ/

noun

1. The fact of being aware of information that is known to few people

  • "He is always in the know"
    synonym:
  • know

verb

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"
    synonym:
  • know
  • ,
  • cognize
  • ,
  • cognise

2. Know how to do or perform something

  • "She knows how to knit"
  • "Does your husband know how to cook?"
    synonym:
  • know

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"
    synonym:
  • know

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"
    synonym:
  • know

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"
    synonym:
  • know
  • ,
  • experience
  • ,
  • live

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"
    synonym:
  • acknowledge
  • ,
  • recognize
  • ,
  • recognise
  • ,
  • know

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?"
    synonym:
  • know

8. Have sexual intercourse with

  • "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"
  • "Adam knew eve"
  • "Were you ever intimate with this man?"
    synonym:
  • sleep together
  • ,
  • roll in the hay
  • ,
  • love
  • ,
  • make out
  • ,
  • make love
  • ,
  • sleep with
  • ,
  • get laid
  • ,
  • have sex
  • ,
  • know
  • ,
  • do it
  • ,
  • be intimate
  • ,
  • have intercourse
  • ,
  • have it away
  • ,
  • have it off
  • ,
  • screw
  • ,
  • fuck
  • ,
  • jazz
  • ,
  • eff
  • ,
  • hump
  • ,
  • lie with
  • ,
  • bed
  • ,
  • have a go at it
  • ,
  • bang
  • ,
  • get it on
  • ,
  • bonk

9. Know the nature or character of

  • "We all knew her as a big show-off"
    synonym:
  • know

10. Be able to distinguish, recognize as being different

  • "The child knows right from wrong"
    synonym:
  • know

11. Perceive as familiar

  • "I know this voice!"
    synonym:
  • know

Examples of using

I didn't know for certain which train to take.
I assume you know what this is about.
I know when to say when.