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IELTS BNC: 689 COCA: 839


knowledge /ˈnɑːlɪʤ/ noun
Learner's definition of KNOWLEDGE
: information, understanding, or skill that you get from experience or education知识;学识;学问
[noncount] : awareness of something : the state of being aware of something知晓;了解

common knowledge

: something that many or most people know众所周知的事

public knowledge

: something that people know because it has been reported in the news人所共知

safe/secure in the knowledge

: feeling safe or secure because you know something specified知道…而安心

to someone's knowledge

: according to what someone knows据某人所知usually used in negative statements通常用于否定句

to the best of my knowledge

used to say that you think a statement is true but that there may be something you do not know which makes it untrue据我所知
IELTS BNC: 689 COCA: 839



knowl·​edge ˈnä-lij How to pronounce knowledge (audio)
: the fact or condition of knowing something with familiarity gained through experience or association
: acquaintance with or understanding of a science, art, or technique
: the fact or condition of being aware of something
: the range of one's information or understanding
answered to the best of my knowledge
: the circumstance or condition of apprehending truth or fact through reasoning : cognition
: the fact or condition of having information or of being learned
a person of unusual knowledge
: the sum of what is known : the body of truth, information, and principles acquired by humankind
archaic : a branch of learning
archaic : sexual intercourse
obsolete : cognizance


Choose the Right Synonym for knowledge

knowledge, learning, erudition, scholarship mean what is or can be known by an individual or by humankind.

knowledge applies to facts or ideas acquired by study, investigation, observation, or experience.

rich in the knowledge of human nature

learning applies to knowledge acquired especially through formal, often advanced, schooling.

a book that demonstrates vast learning

erudition strongly implies the acquiring of profound, recondite, or bookish learning.

an erudition unusual even in a scholar

scholarship implies the possession of learning characteristic of the advanced scholar in a specialized field of study or investigation.

a work of first-rate literary scholarship

Example Sentences

At that time the word science had not been narrowed down to one kind of knowledge; it meant whatever was known, and men of learning were still able to possess most of it. Jacques Barzun, From Dawn to Decadence, 2000 With their aid, he should be able to adapt himself selectively to his culture, rejecting its evils, stupidities and irrelevances, gratefully accepting all its treasures of accumulated knowledge … and practical wisdom. Aldous Huxley, "Culture and the … ," in Artificial Paradises, Mike Jay editor1999 The knowledge of the godawful way people act (their greed, their vicarious or direct violence), and of the youth and helplessness of those who died, leads to shame … Harold Brodkey, New Yorker, 30 Jan. 1995 She has little knowledge of fashion. He has devoted himself to the pursuit of knowledge. She gained a thorough knowledge of local customs. Did you have any knowledge of her intentions? See More
Recent Examples on the Web What was unique to Steadman was his intimate knowledge of clothes; he was known for projects like a universal sizing system for garments, and motors that could spin fine cotton yarn. WIRED, 21 Sep. 2022 That knowledge has led Seeley, along with Kiessling and other researchers and amateur beekeepers, to embrace Darwinian beekeeping over the past decade. Marissa Hermanson, Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2022 The documentary also positions that performance as staking a claim for Creedence as the biggest band of the world in the wake of the Beatles’ breakup — which became public knowledge that same month. Gary Graff, Billboard, 16 Sep. 2022 The team also insists that now-starter Cooper Rush’s best strength is his deep knowledge of offensive coordinator Kellen Moore’s system, which Rush has immersed in since Dallas signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2017. Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, 13 Sep. 2022 Compounding her distress is the knowledge that Vicky’s academically gifted daughter, who, like Lucy, won a scholarship, lasted only a year at college before going home to a job at the same facility where her mother works. Laura Miller, The New Yorker, 12 Sep. 2022 The only thing Americans can count on, Rubin said, is the knowledge that inflation in some form will remain reality for the foreseeable future. Tristan Bove, Fortune, 8 Sep. 2022 If there is knowledge to be gathered from setbacks and bumps in the road, Aaron Civale should be an expert. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 3 Sep. 2022 On what was the first day back for schoolkids in her home country, the Ukrainian educator and impact entrepreneur Zoya Lytvyn was present, reciting a quote from her grandfather about how the only thing war doesn’t steal is knowledge. Douglas Greenwood, Vogue, 2 Sep. 2022 See More

Word History


Middle English knowlege, from knowlechen to acknowledge, irregular from knowen

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 4

Time Traveler
The first known use of knowledge was in the 14th century
IELTS BNC: 689 COCA: 839


ADJECTIVE | ... OF KNOWLEDGE | VERB + KNOWLEDGE | PREPOSITION | PHRASES ADJECTIVEnew新知識basic基礎知識considerable, great, vast相當多的/大量的/廣博的學問complete, comprehensive, sound, thorough全面的瞭解;詳盡的認識deep, detailed, in-depth, intimate, profound深入的瞭解;詳細的瞭解;精通She has an intimate knowledge of the Asian market.她充分瞭解亞洲市場的情況。broad, encyclopedic, extensive, wide廣博的知識;廣泛的知識expert, special, specialist, specialized專業知識;專門知識inside內幕消息He managed to find contacts who had inside knowledge of the organization.他設法聯繫上了知道該組織內情的人。local局部知識direct, first-hand直接知識;親身得來的知識current, up-to-date (especially BrE) 目前的認知;最新信息limited, rudimentary, superficial有限的知識;初步的認識;表面的認識I have a limited knowledge of French.我的法語知識有限。general常識I don't like quizzes because my general knowledge is so poor.我不喜歡智力問答,因為我對常識知道得不多。factual事實性知識practical, useful實用的/有用的知識working足以應付某工作的知識He has a good working knowledge of the subject.他已經充分掌握了該學科的知識,足以應付工作。professional專業知識medical, scientific, technical, etc.醫學、科學、技術等知識traditional傳統知識human人類知識common, public眾所周知的事情It's common knowledge that he's left his wife.大家都知道他已經離開了妻子。personal親身經歷得來的知識full完全知曉She had acted with her parents' full knowledge and consent.她是在父母完全知曉和同意的情況下這麼做的。previous, prior以前的知識... OF KNOWLEDGEbody知識體系This approach reveals gaps in the current body of knowledge.這種方法暴露出目前知識體系的不足。VERB + KNOWLEDGEacquire, gain學到/獲取知識have, possess有瞭解I have no knowledge of his whereabouts.我對他的行踪一無所知。demonstrate, show, show off展示/表現/賣弄知識test考驗知識require要求知識No previous knowledge is required for the job.這項工作不要求具備相關知識。apply, use應用/運用知識The job gave her the chance to apply the knowledge she had acquired at college.這項工作使她有機會應用在大學所學到的知識。transfer轉化知識She cannot transfer this knowledge to a new situation.她不能將這種知識轉化運用到新情況中。impart, share, spread傳授/分享/傳播知識The bartender was happy to share his knowledge of wine with us.酒吧招待樂意與我們分享他的葡萄酒知識。The volunteers' task is to spread knowledge of how to prevent the disease.志願者的任務是宣傳預防這種疾病的知識。advance, enhance, expand, extend, improve, increase推進知識發展;增強知識;拓寬知識面;擴充知識Research is important to advance scientific knowledge.研究對於推進科學知識的發展很重要。deny否認瞭解He denied all knowledge of what had happened.他完全否認知道發生的事。PREPOSITIONin the knowledge在知曉的情況下They put the car on the market in the full knowledge that it had design faults.他們明知此車有設計缺陷,卻仍將它投放市場。to sb's knowledge據某人所知He's never worked here to my knowledge.據我所知,他從來沒有在這裏工作過。with sb's knowledge在某人知曉的情況下The letter was sent with the full knowledge of the head of department.這封信在部門領導完全知情的情況下送出了。without sb's knowledge在某人不知情的情況下She borrowed my car without my knowledge.她沒跟我說一聲就借走了我的汽車。knowledge of關於⋯的知識a wide knowledge of antiques古董方面的廣博知識PHRASESa wealth of knowledge豐富的知識Martin brings a wealth of knowledge to the job.馬丁給這一工作帶來了豐富的知識。a gap in your knowledge知識上的欠缺I did some research to fill in the gaps in my knowledge.我做了些研究以彌補我知識的不足。the pursuit of knowledge對知識的追求secure in the knowledge確信We invested in gold, secure in the knowledge that the metal would retain its value.我們投資了黃金,確信這種金屬會保值。to the best of your knowledge據⋯所知She still lives in San Francisco to the best of my knowledge.據我所知,她仍住在舊金山。
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0_0: Translations of knowledge
  • # n.
    見識: experience, knowledge, sensibleness
    見聞: information, knowledge, what one sees and hears
    認識: cognition, knowledge, understanding
    識: knowledge
    學: branch of learning, college, knowledge, learning, school, subject of study
    學力: academic attainments, knowledge
    學術: acquaintance, discipline, education, knowledge, learning, scholarship
    學問: acquaintance, education, erudition, information, knowledge, learning
    知道: awareness, knowledge
    知識: epistemology, information, knowledge, lore, reading
    智: knowledge, wisdom
    智慧: knowledge, wisdom

0_0: Definitions of knowledge
  • # noun.
    - facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject.
    * a thirst for knowledge
    - awareness or familiarity gained by experience of a fact or situation.
    * the program had been developed without his knowledge

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