knock on

  1. (rugby) knocking the ball forward while trying to catch it (a foul)

    Type Of : play


  1. abnormal cone-shaped protrusion of the cornea of the eye; can be treated by epikeratophakia

    Type Of : astigmatism, astigmia


  1. a male relative

    Type Of : relation, relative


  1. singing popular songs accompanied by a recording of an orchestra (usually in bars or nightclubs)

    Type Of : singing, vocalizing


  1. a chessman shaped to resemble the head of a horse; can move two squares horizontally and one vertically (or vice versa)

    Synonyms : horse
    Type Of : chess piece, chessman
  2. raise (someone) to knighthood

    Synonyms : dub
    Type Of : gentle, ennoble, entitle
    Examples :
    • The Beatles were knighted
  3. originally a person of noble birth trained to arms and chivalry; today in Great Britain a person honored by the sovereign for personal merit

    Type Of : male aristocrat


  1. a special way of doing something

    Synonyms : bent, hang
    Type Of : endowment, gift, natural endowment, talent
    Examples :
    • he had a special knack for getting into trouble


  1. a preschool for children age 4 to 6 to prepare them for primary school

    Type Of : preschool


  1. accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority

    Synonyms : acknowledge, recognise, recognize
    Type Of : accept
    Examples :
    • The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne
  2. have sexual intercourse with

    Synonyms : bang, be intimate, bed, bonk, do it, eff, fuck, get it on, get laid, have a go at it, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, have sex, hump, jazz, lie with, love, make love, make out, roll in the hay, screw, sleep together, sleep with
    Type Of : pair, mate, couple, copulate
  3. have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations

    Synonyms : experience, live
    Type Of : go through, experience, see
    Examples :
    • I know the feeling!
    • have you ever known hunger?
  4. be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about

    Synonyms : cognise, cognize
    Antonyms : ignore
    Examples :
    • I know that the President lied to the people
    • I want to know who is winning the game!
    • I know it's time
  5. be able to distinguish, recognize as being different

    Type Of : severalize, secernate, secern, separate, tell apart, differentiate, distinguish, severalise, tell
    Examples :
    • The child knows right from wrong
  6. be aware of the truth of something; have a belief or faith in something; regard as true beyond any doubt

    Examples :
    • I know that I left the key on the table
  7. be familiar or acquainted with a person or an object

    Examples :
    • She doesn't know this composer
    • Do you know my sister?
    • We know this movie
    • I know him under a different name
    • This flower is known as a Peruvian Lily
  8. have fixed in the mind

    Examples :
    • I know Latin
    • This student knows her irregular verbs
    • Do you know the poem well enough to recite it?
  9. know how to do or perform something

    Examples :
    • She knows how to knit
    • Does your husband know how to cook?
  10. know the nature or character of

    Type Of : realize, realise, agnise, recognise, recognize, agnize
  11. perceive as familiar

    Type Of : think, remember, retrieve, recall, call up, call back, recollect
    Examples :
    • I know this voice!
  12. the fact of being aware of information that is known to few people

    Type Of : knowing
    Examples :
    • he is always in the know


  1. someone with an irrational urge to steal in the absence of an economic motive

    Type Of : appropriator


  1. young domestic cat

    Synonyms : kitten
    Type Of : young mammal
  2. the combined stakes of the betters

    Synonyms : pool
    Type Of : bet, stakes, wager, stake
  3. informal terms referring to a domestic cat

    Synonyms : kitty-cat, puss, pussy, pussycat
    Type Of : felis domesticus, house cat, domestic cat, felis catus
  4. the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)

    Synonyms : jackpot, pot
    Type Of : stake, stakes, bet, wager