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Idioms for knowledge
Origin of knowledge
synonym study for knowledge
historical usage of knowledge
The real problem is the second element, -ledge. There are many, many Middle English spelling variants of knowledge, including knoulecch(e), knouelech(e), cnoulech, knowlesche, knoleche, and later spellings, including knoulegge, knoleg(e), knoleige, knowlegege, knaulag(e), cnaulage. The earlier spellings indicate a pronunciation with the same ch sound as in leech or letch; the later spellings, for example, knaulage, originating in the northern dialects and implying a pronunciation with a soft g (as in gem ), appear in the 15th century.
The Middle English element -lech(e) is a very rare noun suffix from unrecorded Old English -lǽce, a variant of -lāc, a noun suffix indicating action or proceeding. The original suffix survives only in the noun wedlock (Old English wedlāc “pledge, security, espousals,” Middle English wedlōk “institution of marriage, the married state”), proving, once and for all, that wedlock is not related to the word lock.
OTHER WORDS FROM knowledgeknow·ledge·less, adjectivepre·knowl·edge, nounsu·per·knowl·edge, noun
Words nearby knowledge
Example sentences from the Web for knowledge
Gelinas is a senior IT group manager, holding the rank of director, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.Citigroup puts employee who ran QAnon website on paid leave|kdunn6|September 17, 2020|Fortune
We have evolution to thank for shielding us from complete self-knowledge.
To complement Wikipedia’s systems, we’ve added additional protections and detection systems to prevent potentially inaccurate information from appearing in knowledge panels.Google now uses BERT to match stories with fact checks|Barry Schwartz|September 10, 2020|Search Engine Land
It would be nice not to have to go to these lengths to explain our moral knowledge.The Universe Knows Right from Wrong - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Philip Goff|September 9, 2020|Nautilus
At the very least, children learn language through a rather different process, mapping words to concepts that embed knowledge acquired not only through reading text, but also crucially through perceiving and exploring the world.Welcome to the Next Level of Bullshit - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Raphaël Millière|September 9, 2020|Nautilus
“To my knowledge, there was no formal consultation done with the tribes on this policy,” says Eid.Tribes to U.S. Government: Take Your Weed and Shove It|Abby Haglage|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The consensus leans toward forbidding it, though some people of knowledge think it permissible.
They are not locked into the whims of those more powerful, because their knowledge and abilities open doors.Promoting Girls’ Education Isn’t Enough: Malala Can Do More|Paula Kweskin|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But there are dozens of new gadgets that reinforce the idea that knowledge is power.
When certain conditions improved for African-Americans, they mobilized around the knowledge that others had not.
He regarded their knowledge as humdrum, and it did not disturb him that they looked on his acquisitions as worthless.Peggy Raymond's Vacation|Harriet L. (Harriet Lummis) Smith
It is to be reckoned, not in terms of knowledge and organization, but of character.Progress and History|Various
So these men of the fifteenth century had to teach themselves, in the first instance, the very elements of this knowledge.Renaissance Fancies and Studies|Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee)
His museums would be almost empty and his knowledge would be extremely limited.The Gorilla Hunters|R.M. Ballantyne
I was satisfied with the knowledge of her affection, which I felt would never change.The Privateersman|Frederick Marryat
British Dictionary definitions for knowledge
- as I understand it
- as I know
Idioms and Phrases with knowledge
see little knowledge is a dangerous thing; to the best of (one's knowledge).