noun: knowledge; plural noun: knowledges

  1. 1.

    facts, information, and skills acquired through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject.

    "a thirst for knowledge"

    synonyms:understanding, comprehension, grasp, grip, command, mastery, apprehension; More

    expertise, skill, proficiency, expertness, accomplishment, adeptness, capacity, capability;

    savoir faire;


    "his knowledge of history was small"

    learning, erudition, education, scholarship, letters, schooling, science;

    wisdom, enlightenment, philosophy

    "people anxious to display their knowledge"

    familiarity with, acquaintance with, conversance with, intimacy with

    "National Trust staff develop an intimate knowledge of the countryside"

    information, facts, data, intelligence, news, reports;


    informalinfo, gen, low-down

    "it is your duty to inform the police of your knowledge"

    antonyms:ignorance, illiteracy

    • the sum of what is known.

      "the transmission of knowledge"

    • information held on a computer system.

    • Philosophy

      true, justified belief; certain understanding, as opposed to opinion.

  2. 2.

    awareness or familiarity gained by experience of a fact or situation.

    "the programme had been developed without his knowledge"

    synonyms:awareness, consciousness, realization, recognition, cognition, apprehension, perception, appreciation; More


    "he slipped away without my knowledge"