understand [understood] v

OE standan, understand, step under.

  1. Comprehend; know about; mentally grasp the full significance of.
  2. Perceive; sense; fully feel; spiritually take in.
  3. Decode; decipher; interpret; translate; receive the message of; know the meaning of; get the idea from.
  4. Take to mean; believe to signify.
  5. Be conscious; come up again; ascend again from below; have the use of faculties; [fig.] resurrect; be restored; rise again from the ashes.