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ken

 (kĕn)
n.
1. Perception; understanding: complex issues well beyond our ken.
2.
a. Range of vision.
b. View; sight.
v. kenned or kent (kĕnt), ken·ning, kens Scots
v.tr.
1. To know (a person or thing).
2. To recognize.
v.intr.
To have knowledge or an understanding.

[From Middle English kennen (influenced by Old Norse kenna, to know), from Old English cennan, to declare; see gnō- in Indo-European roots.]
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ken

(kɛn)
n
range of knowledge or perception (esp in the phrases beyond or in one's ken)
vb, kens, kenning, kenned or kent (kɛnt)
1. dialect Scot and Northern English to know
2. dialect Scot and Northern English to understand; perceive
3. (tr) archaic to see
[Old English cennan; related to Old Norse kenna to perceive, Old High German kennen to make known; see can1]
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ken

(kɛn)

n., v. kenned kent, ken•ning. n.
1. knowledge or understanding: an idea beyond one's ken.
2. range of sight or vision.
v.t.
3. Chiefly Scot. to understand or know about.
4. Archaic. to see; recognize.
v.i.
5. Chiefly Scot. to know; understand.
[before 900; Middle English kennen to make known, see, know, Old English cennan to make known, declare; c. Old High German chennen, Old Norse kenna, Gothic kannjan; akin to can1]

Ken.

Kentucky.
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ken


Past participle: kenned
Gerund: kenning

Imperative
ken
ken
Present
I ken
you ken
he/she/it kens
we ken
you ken
they ken
Preterite
I kenned
you kenned
he/she/it kenned
we kenned
you kenned
they kenned
Present Continuous
I am kenning
you are kenning
he/she/it is kenning
we are kenning
you are kenning
they are kenning
Present Perfect
I have kenned
you have kenned
he/she/it has kenned
we have kenned
you have kenned
they have kenned
Past Continuous
I was kenning
you were kenning
he/she/it was kenning
we were kenning
you were kenning
they were kenning
Past Perfect
I had kenned
you had kenned
he/she/it had kenned
we had kenned
you had kenned
they had kenned
Future
I will ken
you will ken
he/she/it will ken
we will ken
you will ken
they will ken
Future Perfect
I will have kenned
you will have kenned
he/she/it will have kenned
we will have kenned
you will have kenned
they will have kenned
Future Continuous
I will be kenning
you will be kenning
he/she/it will be kenning
we will be kenning
you will be kenning
they will be kenning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been kenning
you have been kenning
he/she/it has been kenning
we have been kenning
you have been kenning
they have been kenning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been kenning
you will have been kenning
he/she/it will have been kenning
we will have been kenning
you will have been kenning
they will have been kenning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been kenning
you had been kenning
he/she/it had been kenning
we had been kenning
you had been kenning
they had been kenning
Conditional
I would ken
you would ken
he/she/it would ken
we would ken
you would ken
they would ken
Past Conditional
I would have kenned
you would have kenned
he/she/it would have kenned
we would have kenned
you would have kenned
they would have kenned
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ken - range of what one can know or understand; "beyond my ken"
knowing - a clear and certain mental apprehension
2.ken - the range of vision; "out of sight of land"
grasp, compass, reach, range - the limit of capability; "within the compass of education"
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ken

noun
beyond someone's ken beyond the knowledge of, beyond the comprehension of, beyond the understanding of, beyond the acquaintance of, beyond the awareness of, beyond the cognizance of beyond the ken of the average layman
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ken

noun
The extent of one's perception, understanding, knowledge, or vision:
verb
1. Scots. To perceive directly with the intellect:
2. Scots. To apprehend (images) by use of the eyes:
3. Scots. To perceive and recognize the meaning of:
Informal: savvy.
Slang: dig.
Chiefly British: twig.
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Translations

ken

[ken]
A. N to be beyond sb's kenser incomprensible para algn
B. VT (Scot) [+ person] → conocer; [+ fact] → saber; (= recognize) → reconocer
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ken

[ˈkɛn] nentendement m
to be beyond the ken of sb → dépasser l'entendement de qn
The subject matter was so technical as to be beyond the ken of the average person → Le sujet était si technique qu'il dépassait l'entendement du commun des mortels.
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ken

n that is beyond my kendas entzieht sich meiner Kenntnis
vti (Scot) = know 1 2
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ken

[kɛn] n (old) beyond one's kenal di là della propria comprensione
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