Ken meaning

kĕn
Ken is defined as the range of what you know.

An example of ken is your knowledge of things from cooking to baseball statistics.

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Perception; understanding.

Complex issues well beyond our ken.

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To know (a person or thing).
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Mental perception; range of knowledge.

That is beyond my ken.

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To have knowledge or an understanding.
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(scot.) To know.
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(now chiefly dial.) To recognize.
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To recognize.
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Kentucky.
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(archaic) To see; look at; descry.
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(rare) Range of vision.
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The ISO 3166-1 three-letter (alpha-3) code for Kenya.
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A diminutive of the male given name Kenneth.
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(scot.) To know (of or about)
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Origin of ken

  • From Middle English kennen (influenced by Old Norse kenna to know) from Old English cennan to declare gnō- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition