- James,1763–1847, U.S. jurist.
- Rock·well [rok-wel, -wuh l] /ˈrɒkˌwɛl, -wəl/, 1882–1971, U.S. illustrator and painter.
- William,1685–1748, English painter, architect, and landscape gardener.
- a county in SE England. 1442 sq. mi. (3735 sq. km).
- an ancient English kingdom in SE Great Britain.
- a city in NE Ohio.
- a town in central Washington.
- a male given name: from the Old English name of a county in England.
- knowledge, understanding, or cognizance; mental perception: an idea beyond one's ken.
- range of sight or vision.
- Chiefly Scot.
- 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).
- British Dialect.
- 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
- a past tense and past participle of ken
- a county of SE England, on the English Channel: the first part of Great Britain to be colonized by the Romans; one of the seven kingdoms of Anglo-Saxon England until absorbed by Wessex in the 9th century ad . Apart from the Downs it is mostly low-lying and agricultural, specializing in fruit and hops. The Medway towns of Rochester and Gillingham became an independent unitary authority in 1998. Administrative centre: Maidstone. Pop (excluding Medway): 1 348 800 (2003 est). Area (excluding Medway): 3526 sq km (1361 sq miles)
- William. ?1685–1748, English architect, landscape gardener, and interior designer
- 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
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.