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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ken  \Ken\,  n.  [Perh.  from  kennel.] 
  A  house;  esp.,  one  which  is  a  resort  for  thieves.  [Slang, 
  Eng.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ken  \Ken\,  n.  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}.] 
  1.  To  know  to  understand;  to  take  cognizance  of  [Archaic  or 
  Scot.] 
 
  2.  To  recognize;  to  descry;  to  discern.  [Archaic  or  Scot.] 
  ``We  ken  them  from  afar.''  --Addison 
 
  'T  is  he  I  ken  the  manner  of  his  gait.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ken  \Ken\,  v.  i. 
  To  look  around  [Obs.]  --Burton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ken  \Ken\,  n. 
  Cognizance;  view;  especially,  reach  of  sight  or  knowledge. 
  ``Beyond  his  ken.''  --Longfellow. 
 
  Above  the  reach  and  ken  of  a  mortal  apprehension. 
  --South. 
 
  It  was  relief  to  quit  the  ken  And  the  inquiring  looks 
  of  men.  --Trench. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ken 
  n  :  range  of  what  one  can  know  or  understand  [syn:  {cognizance}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  ken  /ken/  n.  1.  [Unix]  Ken  Thompson,  principal  inventor  of 
  Unix.  In  the  early  days  he  used  to  hand-cut  distribution  tapes,  often 
  with  a  note  that  read  "Love,  ken".  Old-timers  still  use  his  first  name 
  (sometimes  uncapitalized  because  it's  a  login  name  and  mail  address)  in 
  third-person  reference;  it  is  widely  understood  (on  Usenet,  in  particular) 
  that  without  a  last  name  `Ken'  refers  only  to  Ken  Thompson.  Similarly, 
  Dennis  without  last  name  means  Dennis  Ritchie  (and  he  is  often  known 
  as  dmr).  See  also  {demigod},  {{Unix}}.  2.  A  flaming  user.  This  was 
  originated  by  the  Software  Support  group  at  Symbolics  because  the  two 
  greatest  flamers  in  the  user  community  were  both  named  Ken. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  ken 
 
  /ken/  1.  {Ken  Thompson} 
 
  2.  A  flaming  user.  This  was  originated  by  the  Software 
  Support  group  at  {Symbolics}  because  the  two  greatest  flamers 
  in  the  user  community  were  both  named  Ken. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 




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