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NOUN (1)

1. a special way of doing something;
- Example: "he had a bent for it"
- Example: "he had a special knack for getting into trouble"
- Example: "he couldn't get the hang of it"
[syn: bent, knack, hang]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Knack \Knack\ (n[a^]k), v. i. [Prob. of imitative origin; cf. G. knacken to break, Dan. knage to crack, and E. knock.] 1. To crack; to make a sharp, abrupt noise to chink. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] 2. To speak affectedly. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Knack \Knack\, n. 1. A petty contrivance; a toy; a plaything; a knickknack. [1913 Webster] A knack, a toy, a trick, a baby's cap. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A readiness in performance; aptness at doing a specific task; skill; aptitude; facility; dexterity; -- often used with for; as, a knack for playing the guitar. [1913 Webster +PJC] The fellow . . . has not the knack with his shears. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] The dean was famous in his time, And had a kind of knack at rhyme. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 3. Something performed, or to be done, requiring aptness and dexterity; a trick; a device. "The knacks of japers." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] For how should equal colors do the knack ! --Pope. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

knack n 1: a special way of doing something; "he had a bent for it"; "he had a special knack for getting into trouble"; "he couldn't get the hang of it" [syn: bent, knack, hang]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

47 Moby Thesaurus words for "knack": ability, adroitness, aptitude, aptness, art, bauble, bent, bibelot, bric-a-brac, capacity, command, dexterity, expertise, expertism, expertness, facility, feel, flair, fribble, gaud, genius, gewgaw, gift, gimcrack, hang, head, intuition, kickshaw, knickknack, know-how, mastership, mastery, nose, proficiency, quickness, readiness, set, skill, swing, talent, touch, toy, trick, trinket, turn, way, whim-wham