v 1: be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of
information; possess knowledge or information about; "I
know that the President lied to the people"; "I want to
know who is winning the game!"; "I know it's time" [syn:
] [ant: ignore
2: know how to do or perform something; "She knows how to
knit"; "Does your husband know how to cook?"
3: be aware of the truth of something; have a belief or faith
in something; regard as true beyond any doubt; "I know
that I left the key on the table"; "Galileo knew that the
earth moves around the sun"
4: be familiar or acquainted with a person or an object; "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"
5: have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or
sensations; "I know the feeling!" "have you ever known
hunger?"; "I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug
addict"; "The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare";
"I lived through two divorces" [syn: experience
6: discern; "His greed knew no limits" [syn: acknowledge
7: have fixed in the mind; "I know Latin"; "This student knows
her irregular verbs"; "Do you know the poem well enough to
8: have sexual intercourse with; "This student sleeps with
everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve" (know is archaic);
"Were you ever intimate with this man?" [syn: love
out}, make love
, sleep with
, get laid
, have sex
it}, be intimate
, have intercourse
, have it away
it off}, screw
, lie with
, have a go at it
, get it on
9: know the nature or character of; "we all knew her as a big
10: be able to distinguish. recognize as being different; "The
child knows right from wrong"
11: perceive as familiar; "I know this voice!"