know of - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyknow of
he/she/itknows of
present participleknowing of
past tenseknew of
past participleknown of
  1. 1
    know of someone/something to know that someone or something exists and who, what, or where they are

    I only know of one case in which this has happened.

    Do you know of anyone who’s looking for a new car?

    1. a.
      to know about someone or something, but not know any details
  2. 2
    not that I know of spoken used for answering that you think something is not true, although you are not completely certain

    ‘Has he asked for a meeting with the President?’ ‘Not that I know of.’

See also main entry: know