a knowledgeable old man

well informed, learned, well read, (well) educated, erudite, scholarly, cultured, cultivated, enlightened

he is knowledgeable about modern art

conversant with, familiar with, well acquainted with, au fait with, up on, up to date with, abreast of; informal clued up on

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  • knowledgeable — adj. 1. thoroughly acquainted with and skilled in something through study or experience; as, knowledgeable in classical languages. Opposite of {unversed}, {unacquainted}, and {unfamiliar}. Syn: versed. [WordNet 1.5] 2. fully informed. [WordNet… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • knowledgeable — index acquainted, acute, cognizant, expert, familiar (informed), informed (educated), knowing …   Law dictionary

  • knowledgeable — (adj.) also knowledgable, c.1600, capable of being known, recognizable (a sense now obsolete), from KNOWLEDGE (Cf. knowledge) in its Middle English verbal sense + ABLE (Cf. able). The modern sense of having knowledge, displaying knowledge is from …   Etymology dictionary

  • knowledgeable — is spelt with an e in the middle …   Modern English usage

  • knowledgeable — [adj] aware, educated abreast, acquainted, alert, appreciative, apprised, au courant, au fait, brainy*, bright, brilliant, clever, cognizant, conscious, conversant, discerning, erudite, experienced, familiar, informed, insightful, intelligent, in …   New thesaurus

  • knowledgeable — (also knowledgable) ► ADJECTIVE ▪ intelligent and well informed. DERIVATIVES knowledgeably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • knowledgeable — [näl′ijə bəl] adj. having or showing knowledge or intelligence knowledgeability n. knowledgeableness knowledgeably adv …   English World dictionary

  • knowledgeable — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem, sound ▪ Her lawyer seemed very knowledgeable and experienced. ▪ become ADVERB ▪ extremely …   Collocations dictionary

  • knowledgeable — knowl|edge|a|ble [ nalıdʒəbl ] adjective knowing a lot about many different subjects or about one particular subject: She s very knowledgeable for her age. knowledgeable about: He s extremely knowledgeable about art …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • knowledgeable — [[t]nɒ̱lɪʤəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is knowledgeable has or shows a clear understanding of many different facts about the world or about a particular subject. Do you think you are more knowledgeable about life than your parents were at… …   English dictionary

  • knowledgeable — knowl|edge|a|ble [ˈnɔlıdʒəbəl US ˈna: ] adj knowing a lot knowledgeable about ▪ Graham s very knowledgeable about wines. >knowledgeably adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English