KEN, v.t. [L. canus, white, caneo, to be white, and this with L. cano, to sing, canto, Eng. to cant, to chant; L. gigno.]

1. To see at a distance; to descry.

We ken them from afar.

2. To know; to understand. [This verb is used chiefly in poetry.]

KEN, v.i. To look round.

KEN, n. View; reach of sight.

Coasting they kept the land within their ken.