known known  /ˈnoʊn/


  1. (adj) apprehended with certainty
  2. (n) the fact of being aware of information that is known to few people
  3. (v) be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about
  4. (v) know how to do or perform something
  5. (v) be aware of the truth of something; have a belief or faith in something; regard as true beyond any doubt
  6. (v) be familiar or acquainted with a person or an object
  7. (v) have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations
  8. (v) accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority
  9. (v) have fixed in the mind
  10. (v) have sexual intercourse with
  11. (v) know the nature or character of
  12. (v) be able to distinguish, recognize as being different
  13. (v) perceive as familiar


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  1. It did not take long for Riduan Isamuddinthe al-Qaeda operative better known as Hambalito prove that rule.
  2. It's the kind of news that's been known to cause shortness of breath, sudden cardiac arrest, revolvers pulled from bedside drawers.
  3. The Cuban dictator's brother has long been known as Fidel's enforcer.


  1. Vietnam arrests well-known blogger for criticism

    Vietnamese police have arrested one of the country's best known bloggers for posting criticism of the communist government, intensifying a crackdown against Internet-fuelled dissent in the one-party, authoritarian state.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: KATU Portland

  2. City known for Polish ties shows it's much more

    HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) - Diversity is snapping in the wind in a small Detroit-area city best known for its Polish heritage. Eighteen flags were raised Saturday on a busy street in Hamtramck to represent the roots of many residents. They included Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia, Lebanon and the U.S.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: WLNS Lansing

  3. Known Fairfield felon nabbed after chase

    Fairfield police arrested a known felon Tuesday after he failed to yield to officers who initiated a traffic stop, and then bailed out and fled, leading police on a yard-by-yard search before he was finally found hiding in a local residence,
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Vacaville Reporter


  1. "When our government has information on a known extremist and that information is not shared and acted upon as it should have been so that this extremist boards a plane with dangerous explosives that could have cost nearly 300 lives, a systemic...
    on Dec 29, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews (blog)

  2. "If I would've known what this man, what Brian McNamee (had) said in this report, I would have been down there in a heartbeat to take care of it," Clemens said.
    on Jan 6, 2008 By: Roger Clemens Source: CNN

Word of the Day
affectation affectation
/ˌæ fɛk ˈteɪ ʃən /