Definition of Knowing

1. Noun. A clear and certain mental apprehension.




2. Adjective. Evidencing the possession of inside information.
Exact synonyms: Wise, Wise To
Similar to: Informed
Derivative terms: Knowingness, Knowingness

3. Adjective. Characterized by conscious design or purpose. "A willful waste of time"
Exact synonyms: Intentional
Similar to: Intended
Derivative terms: Intention, Intentionality, Knowingness

4. Adjective. Alert and fully informed. "Surprisingly knowledgeable about what was going on"
Exact synonyms: Knowledgeable
Similar to: Informed
Derivative terms: Knowingness, Knowledgeability, Knowledgeableness

5. Adjective. Highly educated; having extensive information or understanding. "A knowledgeable audience"

Definition of Knowing

1. a. Skilful; well informed; intelligent; as, a knowing man; a knowing dog.

2. n. Knowledge; hence, experience.

Definition of Knowing

1. Adjective. Possessing knowledge or understanding; intelligent. ¹

2. Adjective. Shrewd or showing clever awareness. ¹

3. Adjective. Suggestive of private knowledge. ¹

4. Adjective. Deliberate ¹

5. Verb. (present participle of know) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Knowing

1. astute [n -S] - See also: astute

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Knowing

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knowing (current term)
knowing someone in the biblical sense
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Literary usage of Knowing

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1. An Essay Concerning the Human Understanding by John Locke (1813)
"There was a time, then, when there was no knov ing being, and when knowledge began to be ; or else there has been also a knowing being from eternity. ..."

2. The Confessions of St. Augustine by Augustine, Thomas, Edward Bouverie Pusey, William Benham (1909)
"... but not of His humiliation; hence he obtains clearer notions of God's majesty, but, not knowing Christ to be the Mediator, remains estranged from Him; ..."

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