Crossword clues for given
- Transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
- Be the cause or source of
- Cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
- An assumption that is taken for granted
- Give temporarily
- Of a smile, a look, a physical gesture
- Kind of name
- Specified, as a date
- Prone (to)
- Prone, with "to"
- Taken for granted
- Starting point in decision making
- Established fact
- Like presents
- First, as a name
- Accepted fact
- Presumption, in math
- Inflict as a punishment
- Emit or utter
- Proffer, as of a body part
- Allow to have or take
- Guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion
- Submit for consideration, judgment, or use
- Offer in good faith
- Manifest or show
- Legal use accord by verdict
- Propose as a toast
- Be flexible under stress of physical force
- Perform for an audience
- Present to view
- Move in order to make room for someone for something
- Afford access to
- Consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man
- Give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
- Endure the loss of
- Give, as of medicine
- Bestow, esp. officially
- Place into the hands or custody of
- Give food to
- Contribute to some cause
- Break down, literally or metaphorically
- Estimate the duration or outcome of something
- Execute and deliver
- Deliver in exchange or recompense
- Give or convey physically
- Organize or be responsible for
- Leave with
- Tell or deposit (information) knowledge
- Give or supply
- As in the expressions
- Bring about
- Make a gift of
- Give as a present
- Convey or communicate
- Convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.
- Convey or reveal information
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Given \Giv"en\, p. p. & a. from Give, v.
(Math. & Logic) Granted; assumed; supposed to be known; set forth as a known quantity, relation, or premise.
Disposed; inclined; -- used with an adv.; as, virtuously given.
Stated; fixed; as, in a given time.
Given name, the Christian name, or name given by one's parents or guardians, as distinguished from the surname, which is inherited. [Colloq.]
Give \Give\ (g[i^]v), v. t. [imp. Gave (g[=a]v); p. p. Given (g[i^]v"'n); p. pr. & vb. n. Giving.] [OE. given, yiven, yeven, AS. gifan, giefan; akin to D. geven, OS. ge[eth]an, OHG. geban, G. geben, Icel. gefa, Sw. gifva, Dan. give, Goth. giban. Cf. Gift, n.]
To bestow without receiving a return; to confer without compensation; to impart, as a possession; to grant, as authority or permission; to yield up or allow.
For generous lords had rather give than pay.
To yield possesion of; to deliver over, as property, in exchange for something; to pay; as, we give the value of what we buy.
What shall a man give in exchange for his soul ?
--Matt. xvi. 26.
To yield; to furnish; to produce; to emit; as, flint and steel give sparks.
To communicate or announce, as advice, tidings, etc.; to pronounce; to render or utter, as an opinion, a judgment, a sentence, a shout, etc.
To grant power or license to; to permit; to allow; to license; to commission.
It is given me once again to behold my friend.
Then give thy friend to shed the sacred wine.
To exhibit as a product or result; to produce; to show; as, the number of men, divided by the number of ships, gives four hundred to each ship.
To devote; to apply; used reflexively, to devote or apply one's self; as, the soldiers give themselves to plunder; also in this sense used very frequently in the past participle; as, the people are given to luxury and pleasure; the youth is given to study.
(Logic & Math.) To set forth as a known quantity or a known relation, or as a premise from which to reason; -- used principally in the passive form given.
To allow or admit by way of supposition.
I give not heaven for lost.
To attribute; to assign; to adjudge.
I don't wonder at people's giving him to me as a lover.
To excite or cause to exist, as a sensation; as, to give offense; to give pleasure or pain.
To pledge; as, to give one's word.
To cause; to make; -- with the infinitive; as, to give one to understand, to know, etc.
But there the duke was given to understand That in a gondola were seen together Lorenzo and his amorous Jessica.
To afford a view of; as, his window gave the park. To give away, to make over to another; to transfer. Whatsoever we employ in charitable uses during our lives, is given away from ourselves. --Atterbury. To give back, to return; to restore. --Atterbury. To give the bag, to cheat. [Obs.] I fear our ears have given us the bag. --J. Webster. To give birth to.
To bear or bring forth, as a child.
To originate; to give existence to, as an enterprise, idea. To give chase, to pursue. To give ear to. See under Ear. To give forth, to give out; to publish; to tell. --Hayward. To give ground. See under Ground, n. To give the hand, to pledge friendship or faith. To give the hand of, to espouse; to bestow in marriage. To give the head. See under Head, n. To give in.
To abate; to deduct.
To declare; to make known; to announce; to tender; as, to give in one's adhesion to a party. To give the lie to (a person), to tell (him) that he lies. To give line. See under Line. To give off, to emit, as steam, vapor, odor, etc. To give one's self away, to make an inconsiderate surrender of one's cause, an unintentional disclosure of one's purposes, or the like. [Colloq.] To give out.
To utter publicly; to report; to announce or declare.
One that gives out himself Prince Florizel.
Give out you are of Epidamnum.
To send out; to emit; to distribute; as, a substance gives out steam or odors. To give over.
To yield completely; to quit; to abandon.
To despair of.
To addict, resign, or apply (one's self). The Babylonians had given themselves over to all manner of vice. --Grew. To give place, to withdraw; to yield one's claim. To give points.
In games of skill, to equalize chances by conceding a certain advantage; to allow a handicap.
To give useful suggestions. [Colloq.] To give rein. See under Rein, n. To give the sack. Same as To give the bag. To give and take.
To average gains and losses.
To exchange freely, as blows, sarcasms, etc. To give time (Law), to accord extension or forbearance to a debtor. --Abbott. To give the time of day, to salute one with the compliment appropriate to the hour, as ``good morning.'' ``good evening'', etc. To give tongue, in hunter's phrase, to bark; -- said of dogs. To give up.
To abandon; to surrender. ``Don't give up the ship.''
He has . . . given up For certain drops of salt, your city Rome.
To make public; to reveal.
I'll not state them By giving up their characters.
--Beau. & Fl.
(Used also reflexively.) To give up the ghost. See under Ghost. To give one's self up, to abandon hope; to despair; to surrender one's self. To give way.
To withdraw; to give place.
To yield to force or pressure; as, the scaffolding gave way.
(Naut.) To begin to row; or to row with increased energy.
(Stock Exchange). To depreciate or decline in value; as, railroad securities gave way two per cent.
To give way together, to row in time; to keep stroke.
Syn: To Give, Confer, Grant.
Usage: To give is the generic word, embracing all the rest. To confer was originally used of persons in power, who gave permanent grants or privileges; as, to confer the order of knighthood; and hence it still denotes the giving of something which might have been withheld; as, to confer a favor. To grant is to give in answer to a petition or request, or to one who is in some way dependent or inferior.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., "allotted, predestined," past participle adjective from give (v.); also with a noun sense of "fate," reflecting an important concept in pagan Germanic ideology (Old English had giefeðe in this sense). The modern noun sense of "what is given, known facts" is from 1879. Given name (1827) so called because given at baptism.
1 Already arranged. (rfex) 2 currently discussed. (rfex) 3 particular, specific. 4 assumed as fact or hypothesis. 5 (senseid en prone, disposed)(context with ''to'' English) prone, disposed. alt. (past participle of give English) n. A condition that is assumed to be true without further evaluation. prep. considering; taking into account. v
(past participle of give English)
adj. specified in advance; "a given number"; "we will meet at a given time and location" [syn: fixed, given(a)]
acknowledged as a supposition; "given the engine's condition, it is a wonder that it started" [syn: granted]
having possession delivered or transferred without compensation [ant: taken]
(usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward; "he is apt to ignore matters he considers unimportant"; "I am not minded to answer any questions" [syn: apt(p), disposed(p), given(p), minded(p), tending(p)]
v. cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense; "She gave him a black eye"; "The draft gave me a cold"
transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care" [ant: take]
convey or reveal information; "Give one's name"
convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow; "Don't pay him any mind"; "give the orders"; "Give him my best regards"; "pay attention" [syn: pay]
convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture; "Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look" [syn: throw]
bring about; "The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth" [syn: establish]
leave with; give temporarily; "Can I give you my keys while I go in the pool?"; "Can I give you the children for the weekend?"
emit or utter; "Give a gulp"; "give a yelp"
endure the loss of; "He gave his life for his children"; "I gave two sons to the war" [syn: sacrifice]
give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause; "She committed herself to the work of God"; "give one's talents to a good cause"; "consecrate your life to the church" [syn: dedicate, consecrate, commit, devote]
give (as medicine); "I gave him the drug"
give or convey physically; "She gave him First Aid"; "I gave him a punch in the nose" [syn: apply]
bestow; "give hommage"; "render thanks" [syn: render]
bestow, especially officially; "grant a degree"; "give a divorce"; "This bill grants us new rights" [syn: grant]
break down, literally or metaphorically; "The wall collapsed"; "The business collapsed"; "The dam broke"; "The roof collapsed"; "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice" [syn: collapse, fall in, cave in, give way, break, founder]
estimate the duration or outcome of something; "He gave the patient three months to live"; "I gave him a very good chance at success"
execute and deliver; "Give bond"
deliver in exchange or recompense; "I'll give you three books for four CDs"
present to view; "He gave the sign to start"
perform for an audience; "Pollini is giving another concert in New York"
be flexible under stress of physical force; "This material doesn't give" [syn: yield]
propose; "He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party"
legal use: accord by verdict; "give a decision for the plaintiff"
manifest or show; "This student gives promise of real creativity"; "The office gave evidence of tampering"
offer in good faith; "He gave her his word"
submit for consideration, judgment, or use; "give one's opinion"; "give an excuse"
guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion; "You gave me to think that you agreed with me"
allow to have or take; "I give you two minutes to respond"
inflict as a punishment; "She gave the boy a good spanking"; "The judge gave me 10 years"
occur; "what gives?"
consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man; "She gave herself to many men"
proffer (a body part); "She gave her hand to her little sister"
Given may refer to:
- Givan, West Azerbaijan, a village in Iran
- Given, West Virginia, United States
- Given Imaging, an Israeli medical technology company
- "Given", a song by Seether from Karma and Effect
- A Given (mathematics), a presumption, assumed hypothesis, or definition in mathematics, statistics, or logic
- More specifically, a term used in probability theory to express a conditional probability
Usage examples of "given".
If given the chance, she would have rejoined the Order, but for those who abjure their vows, there is never a second chance.
He had given the name of Stanley Adams, and had had such a queerly thick droning voice, that it made the clerk abnormally dizzy and sleepy to listen to him.
I remember thinking that the abo who had given McIlroy the directions must have been a hell of a tireless walker.
But this is not your fight, and if things do not go well aboard Persephone I rather fear there will be little quarter, given or taken.
They appeal with confidence to the Persian history of Sherefeddin Ali, which has been given to our curiosity in a French version, and from which I shall collect and abridge a more specious narrative of this memorable transaction.
Of the first, containing 8246 lines, an abridgement, with a prose connecting outline of the story, is given in this volume.
What has such an adhesive to act upon if there is absolutely no given magnitude of real earth to which it may bind particle after particle in its business of producing the continuous mass?
The experiments proving that the leaves are capable of true digestion, and that the glands absorb the digested matter, are given in detail in the sixth chapter.
The reason given for this change of form was that it more conveniently allowed the lower road to pass between the springings and ensured the transmission of the wind stresses to the abutments without interrupting the cross-bracing.
To the painter I wrote that I felt that I had deserved the shameful insult he had given me by my great mistake in acceding to his request to honour him by staying in his house.
She replied that she was debarred from accepting any money by her vow of poverty and obedience, and that she had given up to the abbess what remained of the alms the bishop had procured her.
The fumes given off by acetone, benzine, xylene, and formaldehyde are toxic and may cause sickness.
If an activity has achieved its goal, it should either be terminated or given new goals.
Boil the fish in acidulated water according to directions previously given.
She had just stepped into the Acme Florists and given an order to the clerk.