knowledge

v. i.

  1. The act or state of knowing; clear perception of fact, truth, or duty; certain apprehension; familiar cognizance; cognition.
  2. That which is or may be known; the object of an act of knowing; a cognition; -- chiefly used in the plural.
  3. That which is gained and preserved by knowing; instruction; acquaintance; enlightenment; learning; scholarship; erudition.
  4. That familiarity which is gained by actual experience; practical skill; as, a knowledge of life.
  5. Scope of information; cognizance; notice; as, it has not come to my knowledge.
  6. Sexual intercourse; -- usually preceded by carnal; as, carnal knowledge.

v. t.

  1. To acknowledge.