- knowledge economy,
- knowledge engineering,
- knowledge is power
Origin of knowing
verb (used with object), knew, known, know·ing.
verb (used without object), knew, known, know·ing.
Origin of know1
Examples from the Web for knowing
Koenig must know by now that second to knowing if Adnan is innocent, we want to know if she thinks Adnan is innocent.Adnan Killed Her! No, Jay Did It! Serial’s Uncertain, True-to-Reality End|Emily Shire|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Once he was wearing bracelets, Wright quickly confessed to knowing that “Jane Doe” was a minor, according to court papers.
The auctioneer talks about knowing and employing royalty, and celebrity big spenders.William, Kate, and Jay Z’s Favorite Art Star: Alexander Gilkes' World of Rock Stars and Royalty|Tim Teeman|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Knowing the fellow to be both poor and harmless, I quietly gave him one.
But I'm pretty solid in the knowing that he's disgusted by that.The Chris Brown vs. Drake Feud Continues: Brown Claims Ex GF Karrueche Tran Cheated with Drizzy|Marlow Stern|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He swung to face the locked door, knowing there could be nothing behind it.Cry from a Far Planet|Tom Godwin
Some one is so very proper, and such a fine lady, I shouldn't have thought she'd have done things without your knowing.'Demos|George Gissing
The American boys were tense and strained, knowing that in a few hours they would be facing death.People of Destiny|Philip Gibbs
Forsaken and half frozen, the child wandered up and down, not knowing where to find shelter.
Knowing that I had not, he began to suspect foul play, and determined on gaining admittance to me.The Heroine|Eaton Stannard Barrett
verb knows, knowing, knew (njuː) or known (nəʊn) (mainly tr)
Word Origin for know
"with knowledge of truth," late 14c., from present participle of know (v.). Related: Knowingly.
Old English cnawan (class VII strong verb; past tense cneow, past participle cnawen), "to know, perceive; acknowledge, declare," from Proto-Germanic *knew- (cf. Old High German bi-chnaan, ir-chnaan "to know"), from PIE root *gno- "to know" (cf. Old Persian xšnasatiy "he shall know;" Old Church Slavonic znati, Russian znat "to know;" Latin gnoscere; Greek *gno-, as in gignoskein; Sanskrit jna- "know"). Once widespread in Germanic, this form is now retained only in English, where however it has widespread application, covering meanings that require two or more verbs in other languages (e.g. German wissen, kennen, erkennen and in part können; French connaître, savoir; Latin novisse, cognoscere; Old Church Slavonic znaja, vemi). The Anglo-Saxons used two distinct words for this, witan (see wit) and cnawan.
Meaning "to have sexual intercourse with" is attested from c.1200, from the Old Testament. To not know one's ass from one's elbow is from 1930. To know better "to have learned from experience" is from 1704. You know as a parenthetical filler is from 1712, but it has roots in 14c. To know too much (to be allowed to live, escape, etc.) is from 1872. As an expression of surprise, what do you know attested by 1914.
"inside information" (as in in the know), 1883; earlier "fact of knowing" (1590s), from know (v.).
In addition to the idioms beginning with know
- know all the answers
- know a thing or two
- know beans
- know better
- know by heart
- know by sight
- know enough to come in out of the rain
- know from Adam
- know if one is coming or going
- know it all
- know like a book
- know one's own mind
- know one's place
- know one's stuff
- know one's way around
- know only too well
- know the ropes
- know the score
- know where one stands
- know which side of one's bread is buttered
- before you know it
- (know) by heart
- come in out of the rain, know enough to
- coming or going, know if one's
- for all (I know)
- god knows
- (know) inside out
- in the know
- it takes one to know one
- left hand doesn't know what right hand is doing
- not know beans
- not know from Adam
- not know where to turn
- not know which way to jump
- thing or two, know
- what do you know
- what have you (who knows what)
- which is which, know
- you know