knowledge, understanding, or cognizance; mental perception: an idea beyond one's ken.
range of sight or vision.
to know, have knowledge of or about, or be acquainted with (a person or thing).
to understand or perceive (an idea or situation).
Scots Law. to acknowledge as heir; recognize by a judicial act.
Archaic. to see; descry; recognize.
British Dialect, Archaic.
to declare, acknowledge, or confess (something).
to teach, direct, or guide (someone).
to have knowledge of something.
- ken , kin
Other definitions for Ken. (3 of 3)
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How to use ken in a sentence
Both ken and Sarah Burns joined me on Vox Conversations for a fascinating discussion about their latest film, its subject, and the art of documentary storytelling.
“We have found Philip Glass at high volume tranquilizes both dogs quite nicely,” wrote ken.Some people go to extreme lengths to soothe their neurotic dogs | John Kelly | July 21, 2021 | Washington Post
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.Gail Simone’s Bisexual Catman and the ‘Secret Six’ | Rich Goldstein | December 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
So the plan is for ken to draw an arc with Dale doing covers, and then Dale does an arc with ken doing covers.Gail Simone’s Bisexual Catman and the ‘Secret Six’ | Rich Goldstein | December 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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.Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike
Wang ken improved this opportunity to tell Yung Pak how important it was that all boys should follow such an example.Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike
"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
British Dictionary definitions for ken (1 of 2)
range of knowledge or perception (esp in the phrases beyond or in one's ken)
Scot and Northern English dialect to know
Scot and Northern English dialect to understand; perceive
(tr) archaic to see
British Dictionary definitions for Ken. (2 of 2)
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