knowing


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know·ing

 (nō′ĭng)
adj.
1. Possessing knowledge, information, or understanding: very knowing about transportation costs.
2. Showing clever awareness and resourcefulness; shrewd and worldly: "Even so knowing a young ruffian as William Chaloner would have had no preparation for the shock of London" (Thomas Levenson).
3. Suggestive of secret or private knowledge: a knowing glance.
4. Deliberate; conscious: a knowing attempt to defraud.
5. Archaic Fashionable; stylish: "Many young men ... drove about town in very knowing gigs" (Jane Austen).

know′ing·ly adv.
know′ing·ness n.

knowing

(ˈnəʊɪŋ)
adj
1. suggesting secret information or knowledge
2. wise, shrewd, or clever
3. deliberate; intentional
n
there is no knowing one cannot tell
ˈknowingly adv
ˈknowingness n

know•ing

(ˈnoʊ ɪŋ)

adj.
1. affecting or revealing shrewd knowledge of secret or private information: a knowing glance.
2. having knowledge or information; intelligent.
3. shrewd, sharp, or astute.
4. conscious; intentional; deliberate.
[1325–75]
know′ing•ly, adv.
know′ing•ness, n.

knowing

  • gnostic - Means "relating to knowledge" or "clever, knowing."
  • polyglot - Meaning "written in or knowing many languages," it is from Greek polu-, "many," and glotto, "tongue."
  • savoir vivre - Literally, "knowing how to live" or knowing how to get the most out of life.
  • scibility - The power of knowing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.knowing - a clear and certain mental apprehension
awareness, cognisance, cognizance, knowingness, consciousness - having knowledge of; "he had no awareness of his mistakes"; "his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced"; "their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive"
incognizance - a lack of knowledge or recognition
higher cognitive process - cognitive processes that presuppose the availability of knowledge and put it to use
know - the fact of being aware of information that is known to few people; "he is always in the know"
ken, cognizance - range of what one can know or understand; "beyond my ken"
prospicience, foresight, prevision, farsightedness - seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing
discernment, savvy, understanding, apprehension - the cognitive condition of someone who understands; "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect"
Adj.1.knowing - evidencing the possession of inside information
informed - having much knowledge or education; "an informed public"; "informed opinion"; "the informed customer"
2.knowing - characterized by conscious design or purpose; "intentional damage"; "a knowing attempt to defraud"; "a willful waste of time"
intended - resulting from one's intentions; "your intended trip abroad"; "an intended insult"
3.knowing - alert and fully informed; "a knowing collector of rare books"; "surprisingly knowledgeable about what was going on"
informed - having much knowledge or education; "an informed public"; "informed opinion"; "the informed customer"
4.knowing - highly educated; having extensive information or understanding; "knowing instructors"; "a knowledgeable critic"; "a knowledgeable audience"
educated - possessing an education (especially having more than average knowledge)

knowing

adjective meaningful, significant, expressive, eloquent, enigmatic, suggestive Ron gave her a knowing smile.

knowing

adjective
1. Having or showing intelligence, often of a high order:
Informal: brainy.
2. Possessing or showing sound judgment and keen perception:
3. Having or showing a clever awareness and resourcefulness in practical matters:
Informal: savvy.
Translations
عارِف، عالِم بالسِّر
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bennfentes
íbygginnómögulegt
bildiğini gösterenbilen

knowing

[ˈnəʊɪŋ]
A. ADJ (= sharp) → astuto, sagaz; [look, smile] → de complicidad
B. N there's no knowingno hay modo de saberlo
there's no knowing what he'll does imposible adivinar lo que hará

knowing

[ˈnəʊɪŋ] adj [look, smile] → entendu(e)

knowing

adj look, smilewissend; personverständnisvoll

knowing

[ˈnəʊɪŋ] adj (look, smile) → d'intesa; (shrewd) → scaltro/a

know

(nəu) past tense knew (njuː) : past participle known verb
1. to be aware of or to have been informed about. He knows everything; I know he is at home because his car is in the drive; He knows all about it; I know of no reason why you cannot go.
2. to have learned and to remember. He knows a lot of poetry.
3. to be aware of the identity of; to be friendly with. I know Mrs Smith – she lives near me.
4. to (be able to) recognize or identify. You would hardly know her now – she has become very thin; He knows a good car when he sees one.
ˈknowing adjective
showing secret understanding. She gave him a knowing look.
ˈknowingly adverb
1. in a knowing manner. She smiled knowingly.
2. deliberately or on purpose. He would not knowingly insult her.
ˈknow-all noun
an unkind name for a person who thinks he knows everything.
ˈknow-how noun
the practical knowledge and skill to deal with something. She has acquired a lot of know-how about cars.
in the know
having information possessed only by a small group of people. People in the know tell me that she is the most likely person to get the job.
know backwards
to know extremely well or perfectly. He knows his history backwards.
know better
to be too wise or well-taught (to do something). She should know better at her age!; He should have known better than to trust them.
know how to
to have learned the way to. She already knew how to read when she went to school.
know the ropes
to understand the detail and procedure of a job etc.
References in classic literature ?
I like his manners, and he looks like a little gentleman, so I've no objection to your knowing him, if a proper opportunity comes.
Do you think that I've lived in Cleveland all these years without knowing Mark Hanna?
The young inventor admitted knowing the youthful scientist, but that was all, Tom reiterating his determination not to let Professor Bumper be beaten in the race for the idol of gold.
Without knowing why, we used to linger on the sidewalk outside the church when the lamps were lighted early for choir practice or prayer-meeting, shivering and talking until our feet were like lumps of ice.
There were days when she was very happy without knowing why.
With no other guide than the ripple of the stream where it met the head of the island, a party of their insatiable foes had ventured into the current, and swam down upon this point, knowing the ready access it would give, if successful, to their intended victims.
Not knowing in what way he had offended, but convinced that it was only by the grace of Andrews he had escaped a dungeon, Mr.
I knowing it was impossible for them to escape, capitulated with the enemy, and, at a distance in their view, gave notice to my men of their situation, with orders not to resist, but surrender themselves captives.
Not just then, in course, but it's what's bin on his mind and in his talk for days off and on," returned Dick, with a knowing smile and a nod of mysterious confidence.
He stared at Hepzibah a moment, as an elder customer than himself would have been likely enough to do, not knowing what to make of the tragic attitude and queer scowl wherewith she regarded him.
Knowing well her part, she ascended a flight of wooden steps, and was thus displayed to the surrounding multitude, at about the height of a man's shoulders above the street.
Brom Bones, too, who, shortly after his rival's disappearance conducted the blooming Katrina in triumph to the altar, was observed to look exceedingly knowing whenever the story of Ichabod was related, and always burst into a hearty laugh at the mention of the pumpkin; which led some to suspect that he knew more about the matter than he chose to tell.