Definition and Meanings for knows

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Knows is ranked 47 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of knows

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of knows

oe. knowen, knawen, as. cn; akin to ohg. chn (in comp.), icel. kn to be able, russ. znate to know, l. gnoscere, noscere, gr. gighw`skein, skr. jn; fr. the root of e. can, v. i., ken. ken, can to be able, and cf. acquaint, cognition, gnome, ignore, noble, note

Meaning of knows


as noun

  • knee.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

  • to perceive or apprehend clearly and certainly; to understand; to have full information of; as, to know one's duty.
  • to be convinced of the truth of; to be fully assured of; as, to know things from information.
  • 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.
  • to recognize; to distinguish; to discern the character of; as, to know a person's face or figure.
  • to have sexual intercourse with.

as intransitive verb

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