known
adjective Date: 13th century generally recognized <
a known authority on art
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  • known — [nōn] vt., vi. pp. of KNOW adj. 1. within one s knowledge, understanding, etc.; familiar 2. recognized, proven, etc. [a known expert, a known theory] n. a known person or thing …   English World dictionary

  • Known — Known, p. p. of {Know}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • known — [adj] famous, popular accepted, acknowledged, admitted, avowed, celebrated, certified, common, confessed, conscious, down pat*, established, familiar, hackneyed, manifest, noted, notorious, obvious, patent, plain, proverbial, published, received …   New thesaurus

  • known — past participle of KNOW(Cf. ↑knowable). ► ADJECTIVE 1) recognized, familiar, or within the scope of knowledge. 2) publicly acknowledged to be: a known criminal. 3) Mathematics (of a quantity or variable) having a value that can be stated …   English terms dictionary

  • known — index apparent (perceptible), cognizable, famous, illustrious, ordinary, outstanding (prominent) …   Law dictionary

  • known — pp. of KNOW (Cf. know) …   Etymology dictionary

  • known — adj. 1) known as (known as a patron of the arts) 2) known for (known for being witty) 3) known to (known to everyone) 4) (cannot stand alone) known to + inf. (he is known to frequent that bar; she is known to be a patron of the arts) 5) known… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • known — known1 [nəun US noun] the past participle of ↑know 1 known 2 known2 W3 adj 1.) [only before noun] used about something that people know about or have discovered ▪ a study of all the known facts ▪ her last known address ▪ Apart from vaccines,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • known — known1 [ noun ] adjective only before noun ** 1. ) used for describing something that people know about or have discovered: a theory that fits the known facts The documents were delivered to his last known address. a disease with no known cure He …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • known — [[t]no͟ʊn[/t]] 1) Known is the past participle of know. 2) ADJ: ADJ n, v link ADJ prep, v link adv ADJ You use known to describe someone or something that is clearly recognized by or familiar to all people or to a particular group of people.… …   English dictionary

  • known — I UK [nəʊn] / US [noʊn] adjective [only before noun] ** 1) used for describing something that people know about or have discovered a theory that fits the known facts The documents were delivered to his last known address. a disease with no known… …   English dictionary

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