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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 knowing
 (a.)博學的,聰穎的,精明的

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Know v. t. [imp. Knew p. p. Known p. pr. & vb. n. Knowing.]
 1. To perceive or apprehend clearly and certainly; to understand; to have full information of; as, to know one's duty.
 O, that a man might know
 The end of this day's business ere it come!   --Shak.
    There is a certainty in the proposition, and we know it.   --Dryden.
 Know how sublime a thing it is
 To suffer and be strong.   --Longfellow.
 2. To be convinced of the truth of; to be fully assured of; as, to know things from information.
 3. To be acquainted with; to be no stranger to; to be more or less familiar with the person, character, etc., of; to possess experience of; as, to know an author; to know the rules of an organization.
    He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin.   --2 Cor. v. 21.
    Not to know me argues yourselves unknown.   --Milton.
 4. To recognize; to distinguish; to discern the character of; as, to know a person's face or figure.
    Ye shall know them by their fruits.   --Matt. vil. 16.
    And their eyes were opened, and they knew him.   --Luke xxiv. 31.
 To know
 Faithful friend from flattering foe.   --Shak.
    At nearer view he thought he knew the dead.   --Flatman.
 5. To have sexual intercourse with.
    And Adam knew Eve his wife.   --Gen. iv. 1.
 Note:Know is often followed by an objective and an infinitive (with or without to) or a participle, a dependent sentence, etc.
    And I knew that thou hearest me always.   --John xi. 42.
    The monk he instantly knew to be the prior.   --Sir W. Scott.
    In other hands I have known money do good.   --Dickens.
 To know how, to understand the manner, way, or means; to have requisite information, intelligence, or sagacity. How is sometimes omitted. If we fear to die, or know not to be patient.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Know·ing, a.
 1. Skilful; well informed; intelligent; as, a knowing man; a knowing dog.
    The knowing and intelligent part of the world.   --South.
 2. Artful; cunning; as, a knowing rascal. [Colloq.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Know·ing, n. Knowledge; hence, experience. In my knowing.”
 This sore night
 Hath trifled former knowings.   --Shak.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 knowing
      adj 1: evidencing the possession of inside information [syn: wise(p),
              wise to(p)]
      2: by conscious design or purpose; "intentional damage"; "a
         knowing attempt to defraud"; "a willful waste of time"
         [syn: deliberate, intentional, willful, wilful]
      3: alert and fully informed; "politically aware"; "a knowing
         collector of rare books"; "the most...technically aware of
         the novelists under thirty"- W.S.Graham; "surprisingly
         knowledgeable about what was going on" [syn: aware(p), knowledgeable]
      4: highly educated; having extensive information or
         understanding; "an enlightened public"; "knowing
         instructors"; "a knowledgeable critic"; "a knowledgeable
         audience" [syn: enlightened, knowledgeable, learned,
          lettered, well-educated, well-read]
      n : clear and certain mental apprehension