Associations to the word «Understanding»


UNDERSTANDING, noun. (uncountable) Mental, sometimes emotional process of comprehension, assimilation of knowledge, which is subjective by its nature.
UNDERSTANDING, noun. (countable) Reason or intelligence, ability to grasp the full meaning of knowledge, ability to infer.
UNDERSTANDING, noun. (countable) Opinion, judgement or outlook.
UNDERSTANDING, noun. (countable) An informal contract, mutual agreement.
UNDERSTANDING, noun. (countable) A reconciliation of differences.
UNDERSTANDING, noun. (uncountable) Sympathy.
UNDERSTANDING, noun. All that people individually sense and feel of themselves.
UNDERSTANDING, adjective. Showing compassion.
UNDERSTANDING, verb. Present participle of understand

Dictionary definition

UNDERSTANDING, noun. The cognitive condition of someone who understands; "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect".
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".
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".
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".
UNDERSTANDING, adjective. Characterized by understanding based on comprehension and discernment and empathy; "an understanding friend".

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King