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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties
Division (I) Formation of Ideas
Section V. Results of Reasoning
 
490. Knowledge.
 
  
NOUN:KNOWLEDGE; cognizance, cognition, cognoscence [obs.]; acquaintance, experience, ken, privity, insight, familiarity; comprehension, apprehension; recognition; appreciation (judgment) [See Judgment]; intuition; conscience, consciousness; perception, apperception, precognition; acroamatics.
  system -, body- of knowledge; science, philosophy, pansophism, pansophy; acroama; theory, ætiology or etiology; circle of the sciences; pandect, doctrine, body of doctrine; cyclopedia or cyclopædia, encyclopedia or encyclopædia, circle of knowledge; school (system of opinions) [See Belief].
  tree of knowledge; republic of letters (language) [See Language].
  ENLIGHTENMENT, light; glimpse, inkling, glimmer, glimmering, dawn; scent, suspicion; impression (idea) [See Idea]; discovery [See Discovery]
  LEARNING, erudition, lore, scholarship, reading, letters; literature; book madness; book learning, bookishness; bibliomania, bibliolatry; information, general information; store of knowledge &c.; education (teaching) [See Teaching]; culture, Kultur [Ger.], cultivation, menticulture, attainments; acquirements, mental acquisitions; accomplishments; proficiency; practical knowledge (skill) [See Skill]; liberal education, higher education; dilettantism; rudiments (beginning) [See Beginning].
  deep -, profound -, solid -, accurate -, acroatic -, acroamatic -, vast -, extensive -, encyclopedical- -knowledge, - learning; omniscience, pantology.
  march of intellect; progress -, advance- of -science, - learning; school-master abroad.
  
VERB:KNOW, ken [dial.], scan, wot [archaic]; wot of [archaic], be aware of &c. adj.; ween [archaic], weet [obs.], trow [archaic]; have, possess.
  conceive; apprehend, comprehend; take, realize, understand, savvy [slang, U. S.], be wise to [slang], appreciate; fathom, make out; recognize, discern, perceive, see, get a sight of, experience.
  KNOW FULL WELL; have -, possess- some knowledge of; be au courant [F.] &c. adj.; have in one’s head, have at one’s fingers’ ends; know by -heart, - rote; be master of; connaître le dessous des cartes [F.], know what’s what [colloq.] [See Skill].
  DISCOVER [See Judgment]a; see one’s way.
  LEARN, come to one’s knowledge (information) [See Information].
  
ADJECTIVE:KNOWING &c. v.; cognitive; acromatic or acroamatical, apperceptive, appercipient.
  AWARE OF, cognizant of, conscious of; acquainted with, made acquainted with; privy to, no stranger to; au fait [F.], au courant [F.]; in the secret; up to [colloq.], alive to; behind the -scenes, - curtain; let into; apprized of, informed of; undeceived.
  PROFICIENT IN, versed in, read in, forward in, strong in, at home in; conversant with, familiar with.
  EDUCATED, erudite, instructed, learned, lettered; well-conned, well-informed, well-versed, well-read, well-grounded, well-educated; enlightened, shrewd, savant [F.], blue [colloq.], bluestocking, high-brow [slang], bookish, scholastic, solid, profound, deep-read, book-learned, ætiological or etiological, pansophic or pansophical; accomplished (skillful) [See Skill]; omniscient; self-taught, self-educated, autodidactic; self-made.
  KNOWN &c. v.; ascertained, well-known, recognized, received, notorious, noted; proverbial; familiar, - as household words, - to every schoolboy; hackneyed, trite, commonplace.
  KNOWABLE, cognizable, cognoscible.
  
ADVERB:to -, to the best of- one’s knowledge; as every schoolboy knows.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. One’s eyes being opened (disclosure) [See Disclosure].
  2. Comprendre tout c’est tout pardonner.
  3. Empta dolore docet experientia.
  4. [Greek].
  5. Half our knowledge we must snatch not take.—Pope
  6. Jahre lehren mehr als Bücher.
  7. Knowledge comes but wisdom lingers.—Tennyson
  8. Knowledge is power.—Bacon
  9. Les affaires font les hommes; nec scire fas est omnia.—Horace
  10. The amassed thought and experience of innumerable minds.—Emerson
  11. Was ich nicht weiss macht mich nicht heiss.
  12. Knowledge and timber shouldn’t be much used till they are seasoned.—Holmes
  13. Only so much do I know as I have lived.—Emerson
  14. And I see all of it, Only, I’m dying!—Browning
  15. Beyond the bounds our staring rounds, Across the pressing dark.—Kipling

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