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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. fully apprehended as to purport or meaning or explanation;
- Example: "the understood conditions of troop withdrawal were clear"

2. implied by or inferred from actions or statements;
- Example: "gave silent consent"
- Example: "a tacit agreement"
- Example: "the understood provisos of a custody agreement"
[syn: silent, tacit, understood]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Understand \Un`der*stand"\ ([u^]n`d[~e]r*st[a^]nd"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Understood ([u^]n`d[~e]r*st[oo^]d"), and Archaic Understanded; p. pr. & vb. n. Understanding.] [OE. understanden, AS. understandan, literally, to stand under; cf. AS. forstandan to understand, G. verstehen. The development of sense is not clear. See Under, and Stand.] 1. To have just and adequate ideas of; to apprehended the meaning or intention of; to have knowledge of; to comprehend; to know; as, to understand a problem in Euclid; to understand a proposition or a declaration; the court understands the advocate or his argument; to understand the sacred oracles; to understand a nod or a wink. [1913 Webster] Speaketh [i. e., speak thou] so plain at this time, I you pray, That we may understande what ye say. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] I understand not what you mean by this. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Understood not all was but a show. --Milton. [1913 Webster] A tongue not understanded of the people. --Bk. of Com. Prayer. [1913 Webster] 2. To be apprised, or have information, of; to learn; to be informed of; to hear; as, I understand that Congress has passed the bill. [1913 Webster] 3. To recognize or hold as being or signifying; to suppose to mean; to interpret; to explain. [1913 Webster] The most learned interpreters understood the words of sin, and not of Abel. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 4. To mean without expressing; to imply tacitly; to take for granted; to assume. [1913 Webster] War, then, war, Open or understood, must be resolved. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 5. To stand under; to support. [Jocose & R.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] To give one to understand, to cause one to know. To make one's self understood, to make one's meaning clear. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Understood \Un`der*stood"\, imp. & p. p. of Understand. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

understood adj 1: fully apprehended as to purport or meaning or explanation; "the understood conditions of troop withdrawal were clear" [ant: ununderstood] 2: implied by or inferred from actions or statements; "gave silent consent"; "a tacit agreement"; "the understood provisos of a custody agreement" [syn: silent, tacit, understood]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

81 Moby Thesaurus words for "understood": accepted, accounted as, acknowledged, admitted, agreed, alleged, appreciated, apprehended, arranged, ascertained, assumed, assumptive, comprehended, conceded, conceived, conjectured, conventional, covenanted, customary, deemed, discerned, down pat, established, fixed, folk, given, granted, grasped, hallowed, handed down, heroic, hoary, immemorial, implicit, implied, inferred, inveterate, known, legendary, long-established, long-standing, mythological, of long standing, of the folk, oral, pat, perceived, postulated, postulational, prehended, premised, prescriptive, presumed, presumptive, putative, realized, received, recognized, reputed, rooted, seized, settled, supposed, suppositional, supposititious, suppositive, tacit, taken for granted, time-honored, traditional, tried and true, true-blue, undeclared, unexpressed, unsaid, unspoken, unuttered, unwritten, venerable, wordless, worshipful