Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Wikipedia.
Related to knower: to the best of my knowledge


v. knew (no͞o, nyo͞o), known (nōn), know·ing, knows
1. To perceive directly; grasp in the mind with clarity or certainty.
2. To regard as true beyond doubt: I know she won't fail.
3. To have a practical understanding of, as through experience; be skilled in: knows how to cook.
4. To have fixed in the mind: knows her Latin verbs.
5. To have experience of: "a black stubble that had known no razor" (William Faulkner).
a. To perceive as familiar; recognize: I know that face.
b. To be acquainted with: He doesn't know his neighbors.
7. To be able to distinguish; recognize as distinct: knows right from wrong.
8. To discern the character or nature of: knew him for a liar.
9. Archaic To have sexual intercourse with.
1. To possess knowledge, understanding, or information.
2. To be cognizant or aware.
know (someone) in the biblical sense
To have sexual relations with (someone).
in the know Informal
Possessing special or secret information.
you know Informal
Used parenthetically in conversation, as to fill pauses or educe the listener's agreement or sympathy: Please try to be, you know, a little quieter. How were we supposed to make camp in a storm like that, you know?

[Middle English knouen, from Old English cnāwan; see gnō- in Indo-European roots.]

know′a·ble adj.
know′er n.


a person who knows something
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.knower - a person who knows or apprehendsknower - a person who knows or apprehends  
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
Mentioned in ?
References in classic literature ?
That, however, of which I am master and knower, is the BRAIN of the leech: --that is MY world!
The thinker is the thought, the knower is what is known, the possessor is the things possessed.
The relation itself is a part of pure experience; one of its 'terms' becomes the subject or bearer of the knowledge, the knower, the other becomes the object known"(p.
Just so, I maintain (he continues), does a given undivided portion of experience, taken in one context of associates, play the part of a knower, of a state of mind, of
Now, that which imparts truth to the known and the power of knowing to the knower is what I would have you term the idea of good, and this you will deem to be the cause of science, and of truth in so far as the latter becomes the subject of knowledge; beautiful too, as are both truth and knowledge, you will be right in esteeming this other nature as more beautiful than either; and, as in the previous instance, light and sight may be truly said to be like the sun, and yet not to be the sun, so in this other sphere, science and truth may be deemed to be like the good, but not the good; the good has a place of honour yet higher.
For the Universe has three children, born at one time, which reappear under different names in every system of thought, whether they be called cause, operation, and effect; or, more poetically, Jove, Pluto, Neptune; or, theologically, the Father, the Spirit, and the Son; but which we will call here the Knower, the Doer, and the Sayer.
engaged knowledge that emotionally connects the knower to the known" (4), in this case God, and thus is meant to "effect salutary human transformation" (15) and promote human excellence.
Tom Henneberry had eight points and 10 rebounds, and Elliot Knower added seven points and 10 rebounds for Fitchburg State.
a gradation in being is at once apparent to the knower," for cognitional identity with things grants awareness of what is prior in notion, knowledge, and time concerning the necessary and contingent within substantiality and accidentality, and through such "the multi-significant notion of being appears to the knower" (pp.
Kant concluded that human knowing involves two elements: sensible experience and nonempirical categories that come from the human knower.
UMass-Boston 80, Fitchburg State 59: Senior Elliot Knower scored 11 points in 16 minutes, junior Jeremy Kimber added 9 points, and junior Tom Henneberry and sophomore Adam Fahey had 8 each as the Falcons (1-2) lost at home.
Being in the truth, which allows for knowledge of truth, establishes a special relationship between knower and known, a relationship that Eckhart understands as a begetting (generatio), where knower and the known become one in act (unum in actu).