knowledge

[ nol-ij ]
/ ˈnɒl ɪdʒ /
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noun

adjective

creating, involving, using, or disseminating special knowledge or information: A computer expert can always find a good job in the knowledge industry.

Idioms

    to one's knowledge, according to the information available to one: To my knowledge he hasn't been here before.

Origin of knowledge

1250–1300; Middle English knouleche, equivalent to know(en) to know1 + -leche, perhaps akin to Old English -lāc suffix denoting action or practice, cognate with Old Norse (-)leikr; cf. wedlock
SYNONYMS FOR knowledge
1 See information.
4 understanding, discernment, comprehension; erudition, scholarship.
Related formsknow·ledge·less, adjectivepre·knowl·edge, nounsu·per·knowl·edge, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for knowledge

knowledge

/ (ˈnɒlɪdʒ) /

noun

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Word Origin and History for knowledge

knowledge


n.

early 12c., cnawlece "acknowledgment of a superior, honor, worship;" for first element see know. Second element obscure, perhaps from Scandinavian and cognate with the -lock "action, process," found in wedlock. Meaning "capacity for knowing, understanding; familiarity; fact of knowing" is late 14c. Sense of "an organized body of facts or teachings" is from c.1400, as is that of "sexual intercourse." Also a verb in Middle English, knoulechen "acknowledge" (c.1200), later "find out about; recognize," and "to have sexual intercourse with" (c.1300).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with knowledge

knowledge


see little knowledge is a dangerous thing; to the best of (one's knowledge).

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