What does the word knowing mean?

Usage examples for knowing

  1. About three o'clock in the morning, the laird woke suddenly, without knowing why. – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  2. He never did anything without knowing the reason why. – George Washington by Calista McCabe Courtenay
  3. Knowing this, Ellen went in to greet her friend. – Mrs. Red Pepper by Grace S. Richmond