What is know?

  • (verb): Be familiar or acquainted with a person or an object.
    Example: "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"
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "know":

  • (verb): Perceive as familiar.
    Example: "I know this voice!"
  • (verb): Be able to distinguish, recognize as being different.
    Example: "The child knows right from wrong"
  • (verb): Know the nature or character of.
    Example: "We all knew her as a big show-off"
  • (verb): Be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about.
    Example: "I know that the President lied to the people"; "I want to know who is winning the game!"; "I know it's time"
    Synonyms: cognize, cognise
  • (verb): Have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations.
    Example: "I know the feeling!"
    Synonyms: experience, live
  • (verb): Know how to do or perform something.
    Example: "She knows how to knit"; "Does your husband know how to cook?"
  • (verb): Have fixed in the mind.
    Example: "I know Latin"; "This student knows her irregular verbs"; "Do you know the poem well enough to recite it?"
  • (verb): Be aware of the truth of something; have a belief or faith in something; regard as true beyond any doubt.
    Example: "I know that I left the key on the table"; "Galileo knew that the earth moves around the sun"