Pronunciation: (ken),[key] —n., v.,kenned or kent, ken•ning.
—n. 1. knowledge, understanding, or cognizance; mental perception: an idea beyond one's ken. 2. range of sight or vision.
—v.t. 1. Chiefly Scot. a. to know, have knowledge of or about, or be acquainted with (a person or thing).
b. to understand or perceive (an idea or situation).
2. Scot. Law.to acknowledge as heir; recognize by a judicial act.
3. Archaic.to see; descry; recognize.
4. Brit. Dial. Archaic. a. to declare, acknowledge, or confess (something).
b. to teach, direct, or guide (someone).
—v.i. Brit. Dial. a. to have knowledge of something.
b. to understand.
Pronunciation: (ken),[key] —n. a male given name, form of Kendall or Kenneth.