- 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).
- to have knowledge of something.
- to understand.
Origin of ken
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH kenken , kin
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Brooklyn district attorney Ken Thompson explained his decision to impanel a grand jury in a statement released Friday.New York's Next Killer-Cop Grand Jury|Jacob Siegel|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.The Many Lives of Artist David Hockney|William O’Connor|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ken Russell, the now sadly deceased British film director, told me he considered Jarman a visionary.The Queer Genius of Film Director Derek Jarman|Tim Teeman|November 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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