verb (used with object), kenned or kent, ken·ning.
- to know, have knowledge of or about, or be acquainted with (a person or thing).
- to understand or perceive (an idea or situation).
- to declare, acknowledge, or confess (something).
- to teach, direct, or guide (someone).
verb (used without object), kenned or kent, ken·ning.
- to have knowledge of something.
- to understand.
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Origin of ken
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH kenken , kin
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It’s the summer of 2020, and we’re at the Center for Whale Research, which is also Ken’s house.
Alexa Green, a Pittsfield local, describes Ken’s Bowl as a form of “security.”America’s Independent Bowling Alleys Might Not Make It Through the Pandemic|Emma Orlow|January 15, 2021|Eater
Omnibus has a fan group on Facebook, and back in January when Style did a huge front-page feature on Jennings after he won the Greatest of All Time tournament, I posted a photo there of the page, and Ken contacted me to get a copy of the original.Style Conversational Week 1408: What’s wrong with this picture|Pat Myers|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
Brooklyn district attorney Ken Thompson explained his decision to impanel a grand jury in a statement released Friday.
You have mentioned in interview that Dale Eaglesham and Ken Lashley are joining you on the new Secret Six.
So the plan is for Ken to draw an arc with Dale doing covers, and then Dale does an arc with Ken doing covers.
In 1978, for instance, Hockney was introduced to a new printing method by the famed printer Ken Tyler.
Ken Russell, the now sadly deceased British film director, told me he considered Jarman a visionary.
Many things besides book-learning did Wang Ken teach his pupil.
Wang Ken improved this opportunity to tell Yung Pak how important it was that all boys should follow such an example.
"I'll bet yo 'un a hoss I ken put a ball through that Yank's heart at fifty paces," he roared.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
It appears to be a Southern form, adopted here for the rime, like ken for kin in Book of the Duch.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
Nelson specially delighted in Ken's morning, evening, and midnight hymns.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century|Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton