general knowledge - definition in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online (US)

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “general knowledge”

See all translations

general knowledge

noun [U] uk   us  
information on many different subjects that you collect gradually, from reading, television, etc., rather than detailed information on subjects that you have studied formally
Translations of “general knowledge”
in Korean 일반 상식…
in Arabic مَعْرِفة عامّة…
in Portuguese conhecimento geral…
in Catalan cultura general…
in Japanese 幅広い一般的な知識…
in Italian cultura generale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 常識, 一般知識…
in Chinese (Simplified) 常识, 一般性知识…
(Definition of general knowledge from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of general knowledge?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

intellectualize

to think about or discuss a subject in a detailed and intellectual way, without involving your emotions or feelings

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More