Origin of knowledge
Examples from the Web for knowledge
“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
Word Origin and History for knowledge
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).
Idioms and Phrases with knowledge
see little knowledge is a dangerous thing; to the best of (one's knowledge).