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Meaning of KNOWING

Pronunciation:  'nowing

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  clear and certain mental apprehension
  2. [adj]  highly educated; having extensive information or understanding; "an enlightened public"; "knowing instructors"; "a knowledgeable critic"; "a knowledgeable audience"
  3. [adj]  evidencing the possession of inside information
  4. [adj]  alert and fully informed; "politically aware"; "a knowing collector of rare books"; "the most...technically aware of the novelists under thirty"- W.S.Graham; "surprisingly knowledgeable about what was going on"
  5. [adj]  by conscious design or purpose; "intentional damage"; "a knowing attempt to defraud"; "a willful waste of time"

KNOWING is a 7 letter word that starts with K.


 Synonyms: aware(p), deliberate, educated, enlightened, informed, intended, intentional, knowledgeable, learned, lettered, well-educated, well-read, wilful, willful, wise to(p), wise(p)
 See Also: apprehension, awareness, cognisance, cognizance, consciousness, discernment, foresight, higher cognitive process, ken, knowingness, prevision, savvy, understanding



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Know"ing\, a.
    1. Skilful; well informed; intelligent; as, a knowing man; a
       knowing dog.
             The knowing and intelligent part of the world.
    2. Artful; cunning; as, a knowing rascal. [Colloq.]
  2. \Know"ing\, n.
    Knowledge; hence, experience. `` In my knowing.'' --Shak.
          This sore night Hath trifled former knowings. --Shak.
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