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The distance measured by this line
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  1. The distance measured by this line
  2. The length of such a boundary. The circumference of a circle is computed by multiplying the diameter by pi.
  3. The line bounding a circle, a rounded surface, or an area suggesting a circle
The opportunity or freedom to wander or explore:
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  1. The opportunity or freedom to wander or explore:
  2. The area or sphere in which an activity takes place:
  3. The maximum extent or distance limiting operation, action, or effectiveness, as of a sound, radio signal, instrument, firearm, or aircraft:
An extensive space or area:
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  1. An extensive space or area:
  2. Range or limits of anything; scope; coverage
  3. The range, magnitude, or distance over which a thing extends:
  1. A compass that works by the action of the earth's magnetic field, as on a magnetic needle
  2. An instrument that uses a magnetized steel bar to indicate direction relative to the earth's magnetic poles.
  3. (Military, nautical) An instrument containing a freely suspended magnetic element which displays the direction of the horizontal component of the Earth's magnetic field at the point of observation.
A large magnetic compass used aboard ships, consisting of a compass card suspended in a gimbal-mounted bowl.
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  1. A large magnetic compass used aboard ships, consisting of a compass card suspended in a gimbal-mounted bowl.
  2. A compass (navigational instrument)
A device for determining the source of a transmitted signal, consisting mainly of a radio receiver and a coiled rotating antenna.
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  1. A device for determining the source of a transmitted signal, consisting mainly of a radio receiver and a coiled rotating antenna.
  2. A device for finding out the direction from which radio waves or signals are coming, as a loop antenna that can be rotated freely on a vertical axis
  1. A north-seeking form of gyroscope used as a directional reference in navigation.
  2. A compass consisting of a motor-operated gyroscope whose rotating axis, kept in a horizontal plane, takes a position parallel to the axis of the earth's rotation and thus points to the geographical north pole instead of to the magnetic pole
  3. A compass with a motorized gyroscope whose angular momentum interacts with the force produced by the earth's rotation to maintain a north-south orientation of the gyroscopic spin axis, thereby providing a stable directional reference.
The four principal points of the compass; north, south, east, and west
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  1. The four principal points of the compass; north, south, east, and west
  2. Plural form of cardinal point
A direction finder, used chiefly in navigation
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  1. A direction finder, used chiefly in navigation
  2. A navigational aid consisting of an automatic radio receiver and a directional antenna that determine the transmission direction of incoming radio waves.
A magnetic needle.
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  1. A magnetic needle.
  2. Needle valve
  3. A hypodermic needle.
Sphere or scope, as of influence.
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  1. Sphere or scope, as of influence.
  2. (Archaic) An external boundary; a circuit.
  3. A circuit or circumference
The judicial district of a U.S. Court of Appeals
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  1. The judicial district of a U.S. Court of Appeals
  2. The line or the length of the line forming the boundaries of an area
  3. The area covered by such a course, especially by the judge or judges of a court.
The distance measured by this line
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  1. The distance measured by this line
  2. The line bounding a circle, a rounded surface, or an area suggesting a circle
  3. The length of such a boundary. The circumference of a circle is computed by multiplying the diameter by pi.
The outer boundary of a figure or area
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  1. The outer boundary of a figure or area
  2. The length of such a line.
  3. The total length of any closed curve, such as the circumference of a circle.
The area along a boundary; the margin.
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  1. The area along a boundary; the margin.
  2. Surrounding space or area; outer parts; environs or outskirts
  3. A line that forms the boundary of an area; a perimeter.
The ability to contain, absorb, or receive and hold
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  1. The ability to contain, absorb, or receive and hold
  2. A legal qualification, such as age, that determines one’s ability to do something that has legal consequences (such as making a contract or getting married). Also called legal capacity.
  3. The quality of being suitable for or receptive to specified treatment:
A firm hold or grip.
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  1. A firm hold or grip.
  2. The ability or power to seize or attain; reach:
  3. The power to hold or seize; reach
The opportunity or freedom to wander or explore:
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  1. The opportunity or freedom to wander or explore:
  2. The area or sphere in which an activity takes place:
  3. The maximum extent or distance limiting operation, action, or effectiveness, as of a sound, radio signal, instrument, firearm, or aircraft:
The extent or distance something can reach:
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  1. The extent or distance something can reach:
  2. The distance or extent covered in stretching, obtaining, influencing, etc.
  3. Range or scope of influence or effect:
The range or extent of action, inquiry, etc., or of an activity, concept, etc.
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  1. The range or extent of action, inquiry, etc., or of an activity, concept, etc.
  2. The extent of the mind's grasp; range of perception or understanding
  3. The range of one's perceptions, thoughts, or actions:
(Archaic) An external boundary; a circuit.
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  1. (Archaic) An external boundary; a circuit.
  2. The limits or scope; bounds
  3. Sphere or scope, as of influence.
The act of extending or the condition of being extended:
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  1. The act of extending or the condition of being extended:
  2. Any of the telephones connected to a PBX or other telephone system, each having a number assigned for direct calling; also, the number so assigned
  3. The amount or degree to which something is or can be extended; range; extent
An extensive space or area:
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  1. An extensive space or area:
  2. Range or limits of anything; scope; coverage
  3. The range, magnitude, or distance over which a thing extends:
The path followed by a celestial body or artificial satellite as it revolves around another body due to the force of gravity. Orbits are nearly elliptical or circular in shape and are very closely approximated by Kepler's laws of planetary motion.
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  1. The path followed by a celestial body or artificial satellite as it revolves around another body due to the force of gravity. Orbits are nearly elliptical or circular in shape and are very closely approximated by Kepler's laws of planetary motion.
  2. The sphere of influence, as of a nation
  3. The range or extent of one's experience or activity
The main part of a statute, as distinguished from its preamble or post script; scope; area of operation. The main part of a statute, as distinguished from its preamble or post script; scope; area of operation.
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  1. The main part of a statute, as distinguished from its preamble or post script; scope; area of operation. The main part of a statute, as distinguished from its preamble or post script; scope; area of operation.
  2. Range of sight or understanding
  3. The extent or range of activity, function, power, or competence; scope.
The difference between the smallest and largest values in a set of data. If the lowest test score of a group of students is 54 and the highest is 94, the range is 40.
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  1. The difference between the smallest and largest values in a set of data. If the lowest test score of a group of students is 54 and the highest is 94, the range is 40.
  2. The area or sphere in which an activity takes place:
  3. The maximum extent or distance limiting operation, action, or effectiveness, as of a sound, radio signal, instrument, firearm, or aircraft:
A continuous, uninterrupted extent or stretch
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  1. A continuous, uninterrupted extent or stretch
  2. The distance or extent covered in stretching, obtaining, influencing, etc.
  3. Range or scope of influence or effect:
(Ecol.) Any of the primary biogeographic regions of the earth
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  1. (Ecol.) Any of the primary biogeographic regions of the earth
  2. An area or sphere, as of knowledge or activity:
  3. A region; sphere; area
The range or extent of action, inquiry, etc., or of an activity, concept, etc.
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  1. The range or extent of action, inquiry, etc., or of an activity, concept, etc.
  2. The extent of the mind's grasp; range of perception or understanding
  3. The range of one's perceptions, thoughts, or actions:
Any round body or figure having the surface equally distant from the center at all points; globe; ball
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  1. Any round body or figure having the surface equally distant from the center at all points; globe; ball
  2. A place, range, or extent of knowledge, experience, influence, etc.
  3. A range or extent of knowledge, interest, or activity:
Range or scope:
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  1. Range or scope:
  2. Range or scope
  3. Extent or range; stretch; reach
A regular movement up or down, as in stock prices.
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  1. A regular movement up or down, as in stock prices.
  2. The course, development, or movement of some activity, business, etc.
  3. (Politics) In an election, the increase or decrease in the number of votes for opposition parties compared with votes for the incumbent party.
To put a band on or around; tie with a band
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  1. To put a band on or around; tie with a band
  2. To mark or identify with a band:
  3. To tie, bind, or encircle with or as if with a band.
To encircle; surround; encompass
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  1. To encircle; surround; encompass
  2. To bind around; gird
  3. To encircle with or as if with a band.
To fasten or attach with or as with a belt
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  1. To fasten or attach with or as with a belt
  2. To beat with a belt or strap.
  3. To equip, support, or attach with a belt:
To gird; encompass.
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  1. To gird; encompass.
To have as part of something larger; include:
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  1. To have as part of something larger; include:
  2. To include within its scope; to circumscribe or go round so as to surround; to enclose; to contain.
  3. To form a circle or ring around; encircle.
To encircle or surround with or as if with a girdle.
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  1. To encircle or surround with or as if with a girdle.
  2. To encircle as if with a girdle.
To encircle (a person or the part of the body) with a belt or band.
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  1. To encircle (a person or the part of the body) with a belt or band.
  2. To fasten or secure (clothing, for example) with a belt or band.
  3. To encircle or fasten with a belt or band
To kill a tree or woody shrub by removing or destroying a band of bark and cambium from its circumference. The plants die because the distribution of food down from the leaves (through the phloem) and sometimes the flow of water and nutrients up from the roots (through the xylem) is disrupted, and the cambium can no longer regenerate these vascular tissues to repair the damage. Unwanted trees, such as invasive or nonnative species, are often eliminated by girdling. Some plant diseases kill trees by destroying a ring of cambium and so girdling them. Gnawing animals, especially rodents, can also girdle trees.
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  1. To kill a tree or woody shrub by removing or destroying a band of bark and cambium from its circumference. The plants die because the distribution of food down from the leaves (through the phloem) and sometimes the flow of water and nutrients up from the roots (through the xylem) is disrupted, and the cambium can no longer regenerate these vascular tissues to repair the damage. Unwanted trees, such as invasive or nonnative species, are often eliminated by girdling. Some plant diseases kill trees by destroying a ring of cambium and so girdling them. Gnawing animals, especially rodents, can also girdle trees.
  2. To form a circle around:
  3. To remove a ring of bark from (a tree) as by cutting or chewing
To gird; girdle
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  1. To gird; girdle
  2. Simple past tense and past participle of gird
  3. To bind horizontally, as with a belt or girdle.
To announce, proclaim, or signal by or as if by ringing:
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  1. To announce, proclaim, or signal by or as if by ringing:
  2. To cause (a bell, etc.) to ring
  3. (Games) To toss a ring over (a peg), as in horseshoes.
  1. To ingirt
  2. To encircle.
  3. (Archaic) To encircle; encompass; gird
To bind around; gird
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  1. To bind around; gird
  2. To encircle; surround; encompass
  3. To encircle with or as if with a band.
To surround or hem in
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  1. To surround or hem in
  2. To stud, as with jewels.
  3. To cover or set thickly with; stud
A closed curve whose points are all on the same plane and at the same distance from a fixed point (the center).
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  1. A closed curve whose points are all on the same plane and at the same distance from a fixed point (the center).
  2. To form a circle around; encompass; surround
  3. To move in a circle.
To move or go around completely; make a circuit of:
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  1. To move or go around completely; make a circuit of:
  2. To form a circle around; surround:
To have as part of something larger; include:
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  1. To have as part of something larger; include:
  2. To include within its scope; to circumscribe or go round so as to surround; to enclose; to contain.
  3. To form a circle or ring around; encircle.
To encircle; surround:
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  1. To encircle; surround:
  2. To surround; encircle
To encircle (a person or the part of the body) with a belt or band.
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  1. To encircle (a person or the part of the body) with a belt or band.
  2. To encircle or fasten with a belt or band
  3. To fasten or secure (clothing, for example) with a belt or band.
To kill a tree or woody shrub by removing or destroying a band of bark and cambium from its circumference. The plants die because the distribution of food down from the leaves (through the phloem) and sometimes the flow of water and nutrients up from the roots (through the xylem) is disrupted, and the cambium can no longer regenerate these vascular tissues to repair the damage. Unwanted trees, such as invasive or nonnative species, are often eliminated by girdling. Some plant diseases kill trees by destroying a ring of cambium and so girdling them. Gnawing animals, especially rodents, can also girdle trees.
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  1. To kill a tree or woody shrub by removing or destroying a band of bark and cambium from its circumference. The plants die because the distribution of food down from the leaves (through the phloem) and sometimes the flow of water and nutrients up from the roots (through the xylem) is disrupted, and the cambium can no longer regenerate these vascular tissues to repair the damage. Unwanted trees, such as invasive or nonnative species, are often eliminated by girdling. Some plant diseases kill trees by destroying a ring of cambium and so girdling them. Gnawing animals, especially rodents, can also girdle trees.
  2. To form a circle around:
  3. To remove a ring of bark from (a tree) as by cutting or chewing
To hide behind words; refuse to commit oneself or give a direct answer
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  1. To hide behind words; refuse to commit oneself or give a direct answer
  2. To minimize or protect against the loss of by counterbalancing one transaction, such as a bet, against another.
  3. To avoid making a clear, direct response or statement.
To utter a hem.
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  1. To utter a hem.
  2. To fold back the edge of and sew down; put a hem or hems on
  3. To make this sound, as in trying to get attention or in showing doubt
To announce, proclaim, or signal by or as if by ringing:
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  1. To announce, proclaim, or signal by or as if by ringing:
  2. To cause (a bell, etc.) to ring
  3. To surround or encircle with or as with a ring
To cause to be enclosed or encircled
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  1. To cause to be enclosed or encircled
  2. To be present on all or nearly all sides of; encircle
  3. To enclose with or as with troops, so as to cut off communication or retreat
To be able to hold (something applied or inserted):
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  1. To be able to hold (something applied or inserted):
  2. To receive something, especially with favor. Often used with of.
  3. To take (what is offered or given); receive, esp. willingly
To understand something.
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  1. To understand something.
  2. To grasp mentally; understand:
  3. To take hold of mentally; perceive; understand
To get and hold (something that has been in motion) in a hand, the hands, a container, or an implement:
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  1. To get and hold (something that has been in motion) in a hand, the hands, a container, or an implement:
  2. To go to see (a performance, for example):
  3. To take or get passively; incur or contract without intention, as by exposure
To have as part of something larger; encompass or include.
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  1. To have as part of something larger; encompass or include.
  2. To grasp mentally; understand
  3. To include; take in; comprise
To apprehend mentally; understand.
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  1. To apprehend mentally; understand.
  2. To be of the opinion that; think:
  3. To hold as one's conviction or opinion; think; imagine
To penetrate to the meaning or nature of; comprehend.
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  1. To penetrate to the meaning or nature of; comprehend.
  2. To determine the depth of; sound.
  3. To get to the bottom of; understand thoroughly
To come, move, or take place after another person or thing in order or time.
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  1. To come, move, or take place after another person or thing in order or time.
  2. To go after in order to catch; chase; pursue
  3. To take as a model; act in accordance with; imitate
(Slang) To cause an emotional response in; irritate, please, thrill, etc.
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  1. (Slang) To cause an emotional response in; irritate, please, thrill, etc.
  2. To take revenge on, especially to kill in revenge for a wrong.
  3. To begin or start. Used with the present participle:
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  1. ​To understand.
  2. To reach for and try to seize
  3. To take hold of mentally; understand; comprehend
To know (a language) well enough to interpret its written form
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  1. To know (a language) well enough to interpret its written form
  2. To have or use as a preferred reading in a particular passage:
  3. To get the meaning of (something written, printed, embossed, etc.) by using the eyes, or for Braille, the finger tips, to interpret its characters or signs
To make sure; take care:
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  1. To make sure; take care:
  2. To get a clear mental impression of; grasp by thinking; understand
  3. To consider:
To be or become aware of
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  1. To be or become aware of
  2. To become aware of; perceive:
  3. To comprehend; understand
To understand or interpret:
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  1. To understand or interpret:
  2. To get possession of (fish or game, for example) by capturing or killing.
  3. To subtract:
  1. To subscribe to home delivery of.
  2. To shorten (a garment) or make it smaller.
  3. To allow a person or an animal to live in one's home.
To become aware of the intended meaning of (a person or remark, for example):
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  1. To become aware of the intended meaning of (a person or remark, for example):
  2. To take as meant or meaning; interpret
  3. To get or perceive the meaning of; know or grasp what is meant by; comprehend
To understand; comprehend.
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  1. To understand; comprehend.
  2. (Slang) To understand; get the idea
To obtain or find by an action similar to digging:
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  1. To obtain or find by an action similar to digging:
  2. To uncover and get from the ground or another surface in this way
  3. To take notice of:
2012 May 30, John E. McIntyre, “A future for copy editors", Baltimore Sun:
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  1. 2012 May 30, John E. McIntyre, “A future for copy editors", Baltimore Sun:
  2. To understand or figure out:
  3. To be or become aware of the situation; understand:
(Now Chiefly Dial.) To recognize
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  1. (Now Chiefly Dial.) To recognize
  2. To know (a person or thing).
  3. (Archaic) To see; look at; descry
To understand something.
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  1. To understand something.
  2. (Archaic) To anticipate with worry or dread.
  3. To understand
To have as part of something larger; encompass or include.
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  1. To have as part of something larger; encompass or include.
  2. To include; take in; comprise
  3. To grasp mentally; understand
To penetrate to the meaning or nature of; comprehend.
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  1. To penetrate to the meaning or nature of; comprehend.
  2. To determine the depth of; sound.
  3. To get to the bottom of; understand thoroughly
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  1. ​To understand.
  2. To take hold of mentally; understand; comprehend
  3. To reach for and try to seize
To be able to distinguish; recognize as distinct:
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  1. To be able to distinguish; recognize as distinct:
  2. To have a practical understanding of, as through experience; be skilled in:
  3. To regard as true beyond doubt:
To know and be tolerant or sympathetic toward:
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  1. To know and be tolerant or sympathetic toward:
  2. To gather or assume from what is heard, known, etc.; infer
  3. To know thoroughly; grasp or perceive clearly and fully the nature, character, functioning, etc. of
(Now Chiefly Dial.) To recognize
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  1. (Now Chiefly Dial.) To recognize
  2. (Archaic) To see; look at; descry
  3. (Scot.) To know
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