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Definitions of understand

  1. be understanding of; "You don't need to explain--I understand!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. believe to be the case; "I understand you have no previous experience?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. make sense of a language; "She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. perceive mentally, as of an idea; "Now I see!"; "I just can't see your point"; "Does she realize how important this decision is?"; "I don't understand the idea" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. perceive (an idea or situation) mentally; "Now I see!"; "I just can't see your point"; "Does she realize how important this decision is?"; "I don't understand the idea" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. To have just and adequate ideas of; to apprehended the meaning or intention of; to have knowledge of; to comprehend; to know; as, to understand a problem in Euclid; to understand a proposition or a declaration; the court understands the advocate or his argument; to understand the sacred oracles; to understand a nod or a wink. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To be apprised, or have information, of; to learn; to be informed of; to hear; as, I understand that Congress has passed the bill. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To recognize or hold as being or signifying; to suppose to mean; to interpret; to explain. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To mean without expressing; to imply tacitly; to take for granted; to assume. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To stand under; to support. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To have the use of the intellectual faculties; to be an intelligent being. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To be informed; to have or receive knowledge. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To be informed of; know the meaning of; assume or infer. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. To know what something means; to be informed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. Understood. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. Understanding. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. To comprehend: to have just ideas of: to know thoroughly: to be informed of: to learn: to suppose to mean: to mean without expressing: to imply. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. To have the use of the intellectual faculties: to be informed: to learn. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. To comprehend; have just ideas of; know; learn; suppose to mean; mean without expressing. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. To take in or make out the meaning of; perceive; comprehend. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. To take or suppose to mean; supply mentally. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. To learn; have information of. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. To comprehend. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. To know through information. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. To have just and adequate ideas of; to comprehend; to know; to apprehend; to know the meaning of; to suppose to mean; to interpret; to mean without expressing; to know what is not expressed; to learn; to be informed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. To have intelligence; to be informed; to learn. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. To comprehend fully; to have just and adequate ideas of; to know the meaning of; to mean without expressing; to know what is not expressed; to be informed by another; to learn. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. This means to comprehend, to know, to be aware of and to have the knowledge. thelawdictionary.org
  30. un-d[.e]r-stand', v.t. to comprehend: to have just ideas of: to know thoroughly: to be informed of: to learn: to suppose to mean: to mean without expressing: to imply.--v.i. to have the use of the intellectual faculties: to be informed: to learn.--adj. UNDERSTAN'DABLE.--p.adj. UNDERSTAN'DED (obs.), understood (with of).--n. UNDERSTAN'DING, the act of comprehending: the faculty or the act of the mind by which it understands or thinks: the power to understand: knowledge: exact comprehension: agreement of minds: harmony.--adj. knowing, skilful.--adv. UNDERSTAN'DINGLY.--UNDERSTANDS', in Scotch Version of PSALMS, used for UNDERSTANDEST. [A.S. understandan, to stand under or in the midst of a thing.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  31. (p.p. archaic-standed). Comprehend, perceive the meaning of, (words, person, or languaghe &c.), as does not u. what you say, do you u. me?, French?; grasp mentally, perceive the significance or explanation or cause or nature of, know how to deal with, as do not u. why he came, what the noise is about, the point of his remark, quite u. your difficulty, cannot u. him, his conduct, his wanting to go, thoroughly understands children, could never u. mathematics, (abs.) you don\'t u. (the situation &c.); infer esp. from information received, take as implied, take for granted, as I u. that doors open at 7.30, that they are almost destitute, him to be or that he is a distant relation, I quite understood that expenses were to be paid, no one could u. that from my words, what did you u. him to say (u. from his words)?, (expr. uncertainty or surprise or indignation) do I u. (you to say) that or am I to u. that you refuse?, (introducing warning or threat) now u. me, he gave me or I was given to u. (I though he said or meant) that it was done; supply (word) mentally, as the verb may be either expressed or understood. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  32. language &c. understanded of the people, plain words (w. ref. to Articles of Religion xxiv); understandings (joc.), legs. Concise Oxford Dictionary
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