Dictionary Results for understanding


1. understanding - noun

· the cognitive condition of someone who understands; "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect"

Synonym(s): apprehension, discernment, savvy

Hypernym(s): knowing




2. understanding - noun

· the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises; "they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business"; "there was an understanding between management and the workers"

Synonym(s): agreement

Hypernym(s): statement




3. understanding - noun

· an inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion; "his sympathies were always with the underdog"; "I knew I could count on his understanding"

Synonym(s): sympathy

Hypernym(s): inclination, disposition, tendency




4. understanding - noun

· the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination; "we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil"

Synonym(s): reason, intellect

Hypernym(s): faculty, mental_faculty, module




5. understand - verb

· know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means"




6. understand - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): realize, realise, see




7. understand - verb

· make sense of a language; "She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?"

Synonym(s): read, interpret, translate

Hypernym(s): understand




8. understand - verb

· believe to be the case; "I understand you have no previous experience?"

Synonym(s): infer

Hypernym(s): believe




9. understand - verb

· be understanding of; "You don't need to explain--I understand!"

Synonym(s): sympathize, sympathise, empathize, empathise




10. understanding - adjective

· characterized by understanding based on comprehension and discernment and empathy; "an understanding friend"





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