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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

KNOW, verb transitive no. preterit tense knew; participle passive known. [Latin nosco, cognosco, Gr. although much varied in orthography. Nosco makes novi, which, with g or c prefixed, gnovi or cnovi, would coincide with know knew. So Latin cresco, crevi, coincides with grow, grew. The radical sense of knowing is generally to take, receive, or hold.]

1. To perceive with certainty; to understand clearly; to have a clear and certain perception of truth, fact, or any thing that actually exists. To know a thing pre

includes all doubt or uncertainty of its existence. We know what we see with our eyes, or perceive by other senses. We know that fire and water are different substances. We know that truth and falsehood express ideas incompatible with each other. We know that a circle is not a square. We do not know the truth of reports, nor can we always know what to believe.

2. To be informed of; to be taught. It is not unusual for us to say we know things from information, when we rely on the veracity of the informer.

3. To distinguish; as, to know one man from another. We know a fixed star from a planet by its twinkling.

4. To recognize by recollection, remembrance, representation or description. We do not always know a person after a long absence. We sometimes know a man by having seen his portrait, or having heard him described.

5. To be no stranger to; to be familiar. This man is well known to us.

6. In scripture, to have sexual commerce with. Genesis 4:1.

7. To approve.

The Lord knoweth the way of the righteous. Psalms 1:6.

8. To learn. Proverbs 1:2.

9. To acknowledge with due respect. 1 Thessalonians 5:2.

10. To choose; to favor or take an interest in. Amos 3:10.

11. To commit; to have.

He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin. 2Cor.

12. To have full assurance of; to have satisfactory evidence of any thing, though short of certainty.

KNOW, verb intransitive no.

1. To have clear and certain perception; not to be doubtful; sometimes with of.

If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. John 7:17.

2. To be informed.

Sir John must not know of it.

3. To take cognizance of; to examine.

KNOW of your youth - examine well your blood.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

KNOWABLE, adjective no'able. That may be known; that may be discovered, understood or ascertained.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

KNOWER, noun no'er. One who knows.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

KNOWING, participle present tense no'ing.

1. Having clear and certain perception of.

2. adjective Skillful; well informed; well instructed; as a knowing man.

The knowing and intelligent part of the world.

3. Conscious; intelligent.

A knowing prudent cause.

KNOWING, noun no'ing. Knowledge.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

KNOWINGLY, adverb no'ingly. With knowledge. He would not knowingly offend.

Naves Topical Index

Of good and evil
Genesis 2:9; Genesis 2:17; Genesis 3:22

Is power
Proverbs 3:20; Proverbs 24:5

Desire for
1 Kings 3:9; Psalms 119:66; Psalms 20:2; Proverbs 12:1; Proverbs 15:14; Proverbs 18:15

Hosea 4:6

Those who reject are destroyed
Hosea 4:6

Fools hate
Proverbs 1:22; Proverbs 1:29

A divine gift
1 Corinthians 12:8

Is pleasant
Proverbs 2:10

Shall be increased
Daniel 12:4

The earth shall be full of
Isaiah 11:9

Fear of the Lord is the beginning of
Proverbs 1:7

Of more value than gold
Proverbs 8:10

The priest's lips should keep
Malachi 2:7

Of salvation
Luke 1:77

Key of knowledge
Luke 11:52

Now we know in part
1 Corinthians 13:9-12

Of God more than burnt offering
Hosea 6:6

Of Christ
Philippians 3:8

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

KNOWL'EDGE, noun nol'lej.

1. A clear and certain perception of that which exists, or of truth and fact; the perception of the connection and agreement, or disagreement and repugnancy of our ideas.

We can have no knowledge of that which does not exist. God has a perfect knowledge of all his works. Human knowledge is very limited, and is mostly gained by observation and experience.

2. Learning; illumination of mind.

Ignorance is the curse of God, knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.

3. Skill; as a knowledge of seamanship.

4. Acquaintance with any fact or person. I have no knowledge of the man or thing.

5. Cognizance; notice. Ruth 2:10.

6. Information; power of knowing.

7. Sexual intercourse. But it is usual to prefix carnal; as carnal knowledge

KNOWLEDGE, for acknowledge or avow, is not used.