Definition and Meanings for knowledge

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Knowledge is ranked 840 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of knowledge

noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb

Etymology of knowledge

oe. knowlage, knowlege, knowleche, knawleche. the last part is the icel. suffix -leikr, forming abstract nouns, orig. the same as icel. leikr game, play, sport, akin to as. l, goth. laiks dance. see know, and cf. lake, v. i., lark a frolic

Meaning of knowledge


as noun, intransitive verb

  • the act or state of knowing; clear perception of fact, truth, or duty; certain apprehension; familiar cognizance; cognition.
  • that which is or may be known; the object of an act of knowing; a cognition; -- chiefly used in the plural.
  • that which is gained and preserved by knowing; instruction; acquaintance; enlightenment; learning; scholarship; erudition.
  • that familiarity which is gained by actual experience; practical skill; as, a knowledge of life.
  • scope of information; cognizance; notice; as, it has not come to my knowledge.
  • sexual intercourse; -- usually preceded by carnal; same as carnal knowledge.

as transitive verb

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