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knowledge

KNOWL'EDGE, n. nol'lej.

1. A clear and certain perception of that which exists, or of truth and fact; the perception of the connection and agreement, or disagreement and repugnancy of our ideas.

We can have no knowledge of that which does not exist. God has a perfect knowledge of all his works. Human knowledge is very limited, and is mostly gained by observation and experience.

2. Learning; illumination of mind.

Ignorance is the curse of God, knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.

3. Skill; as a knowledge of seamanship.

4. Acquaintance with any fact or person. I have no knowledge of the man or thing.

5. Cognizance; notice. Ruth 2.

6. Information; power of knowing.

7. Sexual intercourse. But it is usual to prefix carnal; as carnal knowledge.



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KNOWL'EDGE, n. nol'lej.

1. A clear and certain perception of that which exists, or of truth and fact; the perception of the connection and agreement, or disagreement and repugnancy of our ideas.

We can have no knowledge of that which does not exist. God has a perfect knowledge of all his works. Human knowledge is very limited, and is mostly gained by observation and experience.

2. Learning; illumination of mind.

Ignorance is the curse of God, knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.

3. Skill; as a knowledge of seamanship.

4. Acquaintance with any fact or person. I have no knowledge of the man or thing.

5. Cognizance; notice. Ruth 2.

6. Information; power of knowing.

7. Sexual intercourse. But it is usual to prefix carnal; as carnal knowledge.

KNOWL'EDGE, n. [nol'lej; Chaucer, knowleching, from knowleche, to acknowledge. Qu. the sense of lech.]

  1. A clear and certain perception of that which exists, or of truth and fact; the perception of the connection and agreement, or disagreement and repugnancy of our ideas. – Encyc. Locke. We can have no knowledge of that which does not exist. God has a perfect knowledge of all his works. Human knowledge is very limited, and is mostly gained by observation and experience.
  2. Learning; illumination of mind. Ignorance is the curse of God, / Knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven. – Shak.
  3. Skill; as, a knowledge of seamanship.
  4. Acquaintance with any fact or person. I have no knowledge of the man or thing.
  5. Cognizance; notice. – Ruth ii.
  6. Information; power of knowing. – Sidney.
  7. Sexual intercourse. But it is usual to prefix carnal; as, carnal knowledge.

KNOWL'EDGE, v. [for Acknowledge or Avow, is not used.]

– Bacon.


Knowl"edge
  1. The act or state of knowing; clear perception of fact, truth, or duty; certain apprehension; familiar cognizance; cognition.

    Knowledge, which is the highest degree of the speculative faculties, consists in the perception of the truth of affirmative or negative propositions. Locke.

  2. To acknowledge.

    [Obs.] "Sinners which knowledge their sins." Tyndale.
  3. That which is or may be known; the object of an act of knowing; a cognition; -- chiefly used in the plural.

    There is a great difference in the delivery of the mathematics, which are the most abstracted of knowledges. Bacon.

    Knowledges is a term in frequent use by Bacon, and, though now obsolete, should be revived, as without it we are compelled to borrow "cognitions" to express its import. Sir W. Hamilton.

    To use a word of Bacon's, now unfortunately obsolete, we must determine the relative value of knowledges. H. Spencer.

  4. That which is gained and preserved by knowing; instruction; acquaintance; enlightenment; learning; scholarship; erudition.

    Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth. 1 Cor. viii. 1.

    Ignorance is the curse of God;
    Knowledge, the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.
    Shak.

  5. That familiarity which is gained by actual experience; practical skill; as, a knowledge of life.

    Shipmen that had knowledge of the sea. 1 Kings ix. 27.

  6. Scope of information; cognizance; notice; as, it has not come to my knowledge.

    Why have I found grace in thine eyes, that thou shouldst take knowledge of me? Ruth ii. 10.

  7. Sexual intercourse; -- usually preceded by carnal; as, carnal knowledge.

    Syn. -- See Wisdom.

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Knowledge

KNOWL'EDGE, noun nol'lej.

1. A clear and certain perception of that which exists, or of truth and fact; the perception of the connection and agreement, or disagreement and repugnancy of our ideas.

We can have no knowledge of that which does not exist. God has a perfect knowledge of all his works. Human knowledge is very limited, and is mostly gained by observation and experience.

2. Learning; illumination of mind.

Ignorance is the curse of God, knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.

3. Skill; as a knowledge of seamanship.

4. Acquaintance with any fact or person. I have no knowledge of the man or thing.

5. Cognizance; notice. Ruth 2:10.

6. Information; power of knowing.

7. Sexual intercourse. But it is usual to prefix carnal; as carnal knowledge

KNOWLEDGE, for acknowledge or avow, is not used.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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