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.
Origin of ken
Related Words for kentnotice, recognize, appreciate, perceive, experience, see, have, learn, realize, get, read, explain, sense, tolerate, accept, fathom, master, know, grasp, follow
Examples from the Web for kent
Contemporary Examples of kent
Kent herself has said the movie is about parenting, the unsayable extremes of what mothers can feel.
But Kent will not let us off the familiar horror hook so easily.
Following her upbringing at Chartwell, the Churchill family home in Kent, Mary Soames, according to Emma Soames, had “a good war.”Churchill’s Secret Treasures for Sale: A British PM’s Life on the Auction Block
December 8, 2014
Comments like these are precisely the reason Kent finds, and I suspect we all find, storytelling to be invaluable.
“It's the ultimate reward that's really long-lasting,” Kent says.
Historical Examples of kent
The last volume, Kent, 1907, is entirely decorated by himself.De Libris: Prose and Verse
He means to send for his horses immediately, and it is impossible to say when you may see him in Kent.Lady Susan
If ye had kent my Alick, ye wadna wonder at me for what I did.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, and Kent are the most rich in this respect.English Villages
P. H. Ditchfield
Three ladies were from Detroit, and one from Kent, in England.In a Steamer Chair and Other Stories
verb kens, kenning, kenned or kent (kɛnt)
Word Origin for ken
Old English, from Latin Canticum, Greek Kantion (51 B.C.E.), an ancient Celtic name often explained as "coastal district," but possibly "land of the hosts or armies." Related: Kentish.
"to know," Scottish dialect, from Old English cennan "make known, declare, acknowledge" (in late Old English also "to know"), originally "make to know," causative of cunnan "to become acquainted with, to know" (see can (v.)). Cognate with German kennen, Danish kjende, Swedish känna. Related: Kenned; kenning.
"house where thieves meet," 1560s, vagabonds' slang, probably a shortening of kennel.
"range of sight," 1580s, a nautical abbreviation of kenning.