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Definitions of understand

  1. To have intelligence; to be informed; to learn. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. 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
  3. To recognize or hold as being or signifying; to suppose to mean; to interpret; to explain. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To mean without expressing; to imply tacitly; to take for granted; to assume. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To stand under; to support. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To be informed of; know the meaning of; assume or infer. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. To take or suppose to mean; supply mentally. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. To learn; have information of. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. To be informed; to have or receive knowledge. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To know what something means; to be informed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. 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.
  15. be understanding of; "You don't need to explain--I understand!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. To comprehend. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. To know through information. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Understanding. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. Understood. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Usage examples for understand

  1. You don't understand Miss Gilmore. – By Wit of Woman by Arthur W. Marchmont
  2. Oh, do you understand Dudley? – Winding Paths by Gertrude Page
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