Ken (?), n. [Perh. from kennel.]

A house; esp., one which is a resort for thieves.

[Slang, Eng.]


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Ken, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Kenned (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Kenning.] [OE.kennen to teach, make known, know, AS. cennan to make known, proclaim, or rather from the related Icel. kenna to know; akin to D. & G. kennen to know, Goth. kannjan to make known; orig., a causative corresponding to AS. cunnan to know, Goth. kunnan. &root;45. See Can to be able, Know.]


To know; to understand; to take cognizance of. [Archaic or Scot.]


To recognize; to descry; to discern

. [Archaic or Scot.] "We ken them from afar."


'T is he. I ken the manner of his gait. Shak.


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Ken, v. i.

To look around.




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Ken, n.

Cognizance; view; especially, reach of sight or knowledge.

"Beyond his ken."


Above the reach and ken of a mortal apprehension. South.

It was relief to quit the ken And the inquiring looks of men. Trench.


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