1. a mechanical figure or contrivance constructed to act as if by its own motive power; robot. 2. a person or animal that acts in a monotonous, routine manner, without active intelligence. 3. something capable of acting automatically or without an external motive force.
1. knowledge, understanding, or cognizance; mental perception: an idea beyond one's ken. 2. range of sight or vision.
verb: 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.Scots Law. to acknowledge as heir; recognize by a judicial act. 3.Archaic. to see; descry; recognize. 4.British Dialect Archaic. a. to declare, acknowledge, or confess (something). b. to teach, direct, or guide (someone). 5.British Dialect. a. to have knowledge of something. b. to understand.