known meaning

EN[nəʊn] [nɔʊn]

    Definition of known in English Dictionary

  • NounPLknowns
    1. (algebra) A variable or constant whose value is already determined.
      1. Any fact or situation which is known or familiar.
      2. Verb
        1. past participle of know.
        2. AdjectiveCOMbetter knownSUPbest known
          1. Identified as a specific type; renowned, famous.
            1. He was a known pickpocket. ‎
          2. Researched, accepted, familiar.
            1. As we age, the major arteries of our bodies frequently become thickened with plaque, a fatty material with an oatmeal-like consistency that builds up along the inner lining of blood vessels. The reason plaque forms isn’t entirely known, but it seems to be related to high levels of cholesterol inducing an inflammatory response, which can also attract and trap more cellular debris over time.
        3. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Enmities between sister-wives will [be,] from their having known each other too intimately all their lives, more unmannerly than where they are strangers to each other
            • She's been known to make everyone's favorite dojikko look downright sultry...
            • Manganism has been known about since the 19th century, when miners exposed to ores containing manganese, a silvery metal, began to totter, slur their speech and behave like someone inebriated.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • Mr. Biden’s decision had earthquakelike magnitude in Hillaryland, as Mrs. Clinton’s closest supporters are collectively known.
            • Whether it is degraded and newly synthesized or dispersed throughout the cytoplasm and subsequently reaggregated at the spindle is not known.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
              • Verbs
                • Verb forms
                  • Irregular verb forms
                    • Irregular past participles
                    • Participles
                      • Past participles
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                Source: Wiktionary
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                Meaning of known for the defined word.

                Grammatically, this word "known" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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                Definiteness: Level 6
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