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Understand meaning

understand - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. To be apprised, or have information, of; to learn; to be informed of; to hear; as, I understand that Congress has passed the bill.
  4. 4. To recognize or hold as being or signifying; to suppose to mean; to interpret; to explain.
  5. 5. To mean without expressing; to imply tacitly; to take for granted; to assume.
  6. 6. To stand under; to support.
  7. 7. To have the use of the intellectual faculties; to be an intelligent being.
  8. 8. To be informed; to have or receive knowledge.
  9. 9. To comprehend; have just ideas of; know; learn; suppose to mean; mean without expressing.

understand - examples of usage

  1. " I can't understand," I went on. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  2. And I don't at all understand it." - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. But I think you understand. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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