Definition of understanding:

part of speech: noun

That power of the mind by which it is enabled to receive or comprehend the real state of things presented to it, or that by which men derive ideas from sensations; the faculty of reflection and generalisation; among Ger. metaphysicians, the faculty of the mind which deals with real, practical, and material knowledge, and the adaptation of means to ends, and which is distinguished from reason; intellect; comprehension; conception; intelligence; terms of communication.

part of speech: verb, impersonal

Comprehending the ideas or sense of another.

part of speech: adjective

Knowing; skilful.

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