(lb) To perceive the truth or factuality of; to be certain of or that.
(lb) To be aware of; to be cognizant of.
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(lb) To be acquainted or familiar with; to have encountered.
(lb) To experience.
*1991 , Irvin Haas, Historic Homes of the American Presidents , p.155:
*:The Truman family knew good times and bad,.
(lb) To distinguish, to discern, particularly by contrast or comparison; to recognize the nature of.
*(Bible)'', ''(w) 7.16 :
*:Ye shall know them by their fruits.
*:The Bat—they called him the Bat.. He'd never been in stir, the bulls had never mugged him, he didn't run with a mob, he played a lone hand, and fenced his stuff so that even the fence couldn't swear he knew his face.
*1980 , Armored and mechanized brigade operations , p.3−29:
*:Flares do not know friend from foe and so illuminate both. Changes in wind direction can result in flare exposure of the attacker while defenders hide in the shadows.
(lb) To recognize as the same (as someone or something previously encountered) after an absence or change.
* (Thomas Flatman), Translation of Part of (Petronius) Arbiter's (Satyricon)
*:At nearer view he thought he knew the dead, / And call'd the wretched man to mind.
*1818 , (w), (Frankenstein) :
*:Ernest also is so much improved, that you would hardly know him:.
To understand from experience or study.
(lb) To understand (a subject).
To have sexual relations with.
*, (w) 4.1:
*:And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.
(lb) To have knowledge; to have information, be informed.
*:“My Continental prominence is improving,” I commented dryly. ¶ Von Lindowe cut at a furze bush with his silver-mounted rattan. ¶ “Quite so,” he said as dryly, his hand at his mustache. “I may say if your intentions were known your life would not be worth a curse.”
(lb) To be or become aware or cognizant.
To be acquainted (with another person).
*1607 , (William Shakespeare), (Antony and Cleopatra) , :
*:You and I have known , sir.
* 1599 , (William Shakespeare), Julius Caesar , scene 1:
*: O, that a man might know' / The end of this day's business ere it come! / But it sufficeth that the day will end, / And then the end is ' known .
* 1839 , (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow), The Light of Stars'', ''Voices of the Night :
*: O fear not in a world like this, / And thou shalt know' erelong, / ' Know how sublime a thing it is, / To suffer and be strong.
* "Knowen" is found in some old texts as the past participle.
* In some old texts, the form "know to [verb]" rather than "know how to [verb]" is found, e.g. Milton wrote "he knew himself to sing, and build the lofty rhymes".
* God knows
* God only knows
* it's not what you know but who you know
* know about
* know beans about
* know from
* know inside and out
* know like a book
* know like the back of one's hand
* know of
* know one's ass from a hole in the ground
* know one's own mind
* know one's way around
* know someone in the biblical sense
* know which end is up
* know which way is up
* not know someone from Adam
* the dear knows
Knowledge; the state of knowing.
* 1623 , William Shakespeare, Hamlet (1623 first folio edition), act 5, scene 2:
- That on the view and know of these Contents, death,
* in the know
* womon, womyn, wymyn
* wimmen, wimmen
An adult female human.
* Bible, (w) 2:22:
* (John Ledyard) (1751-1789)
- And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman .
* 1887 , Helen Campbell, Prisoners of poverty: their trades and their lives , p.120:
- I have observed among all nations that the women ornament themselves more than the men
(lb) All females collectively; womankind.
*:“[…] it is not fair of you to bring against mankind double weapons ! Dangerous enough you are as woman alone, without bringing to your aid those gifts of mind suited to problems which men have been accustomed to arrogate to themselves.”
* 1997 , Bob Grant, Let's Be Heard , p.42:
- But this woman' is a nice German ' woman that fell on the ice and sprained her ankle last winter, and we saw to her well as we could till she got better.
* 2011 , Eileen Gray and the Design of Sapphic Modernity: Staying In , p.109:
- For if modern woman is so intent on keeping her surname alive, why not demand it be passed along to her children?
A wife (or sometimes a or girlfriend).
* 1914 , , Study of Thomas Hardy and Other Essays , chapter 7: "Of Being and Not-Being":
- Unsurprisingly, if modern man is a sort of camera, modern woman is a picture.
A female who is extremely fond of or devoted to a specified type of thing.
* 2004 , Hyveth Williams, Secrets of a Happy Heart: A Fresh Look at the Sermon on the Mount , p.70:
- And then, when he lies with his woman , the man may concurrently be with God, and so get increase of his soul.
A female attendant or servant.
* (William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
- Perhaps my problem is that I am a cat woman . I can't imagine any finicky feline (and they all are that at one time or another) slobbering over anyone, even a beloved owner, the way a dog does.
- By her woman I sent your message.
* (age ): girl
* (gender ): man
* cleaning woman
* kept woman
* little woman
* medicine woman
* old woman
* other woman
* woman suffrage
* woman's work
* women’s lib
To staff with female labor.
* 1956 , Rex Stout, Three Witnesses , The Viking Press, page 54
* 1990 , Stephen King, The stand: the complete & uncut edition
- Apparently the Sixty-ninth Street office of Bagby Answers, Inc., was being womaned for the day from other offices.
* 2010 , Julia Glass, The Widower's Tale , page 77
- Gus Dinsmore, the public beach parking lot attendent, said he guessed that so many cars must be just stopped dead along the road that even those manned (or womaned ) by able drivers would be unable to move.
To make effeminate or womanish.
* 1598 , , III. ii. 50:
- The information desk is now manned (womaned ) by someone whose main job is to help you reserve time slots for the computers or guide you through the arduous process of “logging on.”
To furnish with, or unite to, a woman.
* 1603 , , III. iv. 191:
- I have felt so many quirks of joy and grief / That the first face of neither on the start / Can woman me unto't.
- And think it no addition, nor my wish, / To have him see me woman'd .
* fair sex
* weaker vessel