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grant definition

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This page has 18 definitions of grant with English translations in 5 languages. Grant is a verb, noun and adjective. Examples of how to use grant in a sentence are shown. Also define these 28 related words and terms: bestow, agree, accept, sake, argument, admit, true, concur, concede, allow, assent, consent, confer, concession, allowance, permission, law, property, deed, conveyance, application, grant, big, large, grand, grann, grande, and great.

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English grant definition

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for grant in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Middle English granten, graunten, grantien, grauntien, from Anglo-Norman granter, graunter, from Old French granter, graunter, graanter, greanter (to promise, assure, guarantee, confirm, ratify), from a merger of Old French garantir, guarantir (to guarantee, assure, vouch for) (see English guarantee) and earlier cranter, craanter, creanter (to allow, permit), from an assumed Medieval Latin *credentāre, from Latin credere (to believe, trust). More at guarantee, credit.

Pronunciation

Verb

grant (third-person singular simple present grants, present participle granting, simple past and past participle granted)

  1. (ditransitive) to give (permission or wish)
    He was granted permission to attend the meeting.
    The genie granted him three wishes
  2. (ditransitive) To bestow or confer, with or without compensation, particularly in answer to prayer or request; to give.(Can we add an example for this sense?)
    • 1668 July 3, James Dalrymple, “Thomas Rue contra Andrew Houſtoun” in The Deciſions of the Lords of Council & Seſſion I (Edinburgh, 1683), page 548:
      He Suſpends on theſe Reaſons, that Thomas Rue had granted a general Diſcharge to Adam Muſhet, who was his Conjunct, and correus debendi, after the alleadged Service, which Diſcharged Muſhet, and conſequently Houstoun his Partner.
    • 2013 May 17, George Monbiot, “Money just makes the rich suffer”, in The Guardian Weekly[1], volume 188, number 23, page 19:
      In order to grant the rich these pleasures, the social contract is reconfigured. The welfare state is dismantled. […]
  3. (transitive) To agree with (someone) on (something); to accept (something) for the sake of argument; to admit to (someone) that (something) is true.
    Synonyms: concur, concede, allow
    • a. 1921, George Bernard Shaw, Back to Methuselah, Preface ("The Infidel Half Century"), section "In Quest of the First Cause":
      The universe exists, said the father: somebody must have made it. If that somebody exists, said I, somebody must have made him. I grant that for the sake of argument, said the Oratorian.
    • 1897, Corelli, Marie, “Chapter I”, in Ziska: The Problem of a Wicked Soul, New York: Stone & Kimball, pages 23–24:
      "They are tall, certainly," said Sir Chetwynd... "I grant you they are tall. That is, the majority of them are. But I have seen short men among them. The Khedive is not taller than I am. And the Egyptian face is very deceptive. The features are often fine,—occasionally classic,—but intelligent expression is totally lacking."
    • Agree definition
      To harmonize in opinion, statement, or action; to be in unison or concord; to be or become united or consistent; to concur. (1 of 8 agree definitions)
  4. (intransitive) To assent; to consent.
    • Assent definition
      To agree to a proposal.

Translations

Noun

grant (plural grants)

  1. The act of granting; a bestowing or conferring; concession; allowance; permission.
  2. The yielding or admission of something in dispute.
  3. The thing or property granted; a gift; a boon.
    I got a grant from the government to study archeology in Egypt.
  4. (law) A transfer of property by deed or writing; especially, an appropriation or conveyance made by the government.
    a grant of land or of money
  5. The deed or writing by which such a transfer is made.
  6. (informal) An application for a grant (monetary boon to aid research or the like).

Translations

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Czech grant definition

Pronunciation

Noun

grant m

  1. grant (the thing or property granted; a gift; a boon)
    dotace a granty z evropských fondů(please add an English translation of this usage example)
    požádat o a získat grant od grantové agentury(please add an English translation of this usage example)

Derived terms

  • grantový

Related terms

Further reading

  • grant in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • grant in Akademický slovník cizích slov, 1995, at prirucka.ujc.cas.cz

Franco-Provençal grant definition

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin grandis, grandem.

Adjective

grant m (feminine singular grant or granta, masculine plural grants, feminine plural grants or grantes)

  1. big, large

Derived terms

  • agrantir
  • grantior
  • grant-marci
  • grant-temps

Friulian grant definition

Alternative forms

  • grand (alternative orthography)

Etymology

From Latin grandis, grandem.

Adjective

grant

  1. big, large

Middle French grant definition

Adjective

grant m or f (plural grans)

  1. (early Middle French) Alternative form of grand

Norwegian Nynorsk grant definition

Adjective

grant

  1. neuter singular of grann
    • Grann definition
      spruce, a conifer of the genus Picea

Old French grant definition

Etymology

From Latin grandis, grandem.

Adjective

grant m (oblique and nominative feminine singular grant or grande)

  1. big, large
    • circa 1150, Thomas d'Angleterre, Le Roman de Tristan, page 168 (of the Champion Classiques edition, →ISBN, line 2021:
      plaint sa mesaise e sa grant peine
      she lamented her suffering and her great pain

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Old Spanish grant definition

Alternative forms

  • grand (alternative spelling)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ɡɾãnt], [ɡɾãn]

Adjective

grant m or f (plural grandes)

  1. Apocopic form of grande; great; big; large.
    • c. 1200: Almerich, Fazienda de Ultramar, f. 18r.
      Fue el dia ṫcero al alba dela man. ¬ vinẏerȯ truenos ¬ relȧpagos ¬ nuf grȧt ſobrel mȯt.
      On the morning of the third day there came thunder and flashes of lightning and a great cloud upon the mountain.
    • Grande definition
      Of a cup of coffee: smaller than venti but larger than tall, usually 16 ounces.

Descendants


Swedish grant definition

Adjective

grant

  1. absolute indefinite neuter form of grann.