Hypertext Webster Gateway: "known"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Know \Know\, v. t. [imp. {Knew}; p. p. {Known}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Knowing}.] [OE. knowen, knawen, AS. cn["a]wan; akin to OHG.
chn["a]an (in comp.), Icel. kn["a] to be able, Russ, znate to
know, L. gnoscere, noscere, Gr. ?, Skr. jn?; fr. the root of
E. can, v. i., ken. (?). See {Ken}, {Can} to be able, and cf.
{Acquaint}, {Cognition}, {Gnome}, {Ignore}, {Noble}, {Note}.]
1. To perceive or apprehend clearly and certainly; to
understand; to have full information of; as, to know one's

O, that a man might know The end of this day's
business ere it come! --Shak.

There is a certainty in the proposition, and we know
it. --Dryden.

Know how sublime a thing it is To suffer and be
strong. --Longfellow.

2. To be convinced of the truth of; to be fully assured of;
as, to know things from information.

3. 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.

He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin.
--2 Cor. v.

Not to know me argues yourselves unknown. --Milton.

4. To recognize; to distinguish; to discern the character of;
as, to know a person's face or figure.

Ye shall know them by their fruits. --Matt. vil.

And their eyes were opened, and they knew him.
--Luke xxiv.

To know Faithful friend from flattering foe. --Shak.

At nearer view he thought he knew the dead.

5. To have sexual commerce with.

And Adam knew Eve his wife. --Gen. iv. 1.

Note: Know is often followed by an objective and an
infinitive (with or without to) or a participle, a
dependent sentence, etc.

And I knew that thou hearest me always. --John
xi. 42.

The monk he instantly knew to be the prior. --Sir
W. Scott.

In other hands I have known money do good.

{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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Known \Known\, p. p.
of {Know}.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj : apprehended with certainty; "a known quantity"; "the limits
of the known world"; "a musician known throughout the
world"; "a known criminal" [ant: {unknown}]

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