from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. Past participle of give.
- adj. Specified; fixed: We will meet at a given time and location.
- adj. Granted as a supposition; acknowledged or assumed: Given the condition of the engine, it is a wonder that it even starts.
- adj. Having a tendency; inclined: My neighbor is given to lavish spending.
- adj. Bestowed as a gift; presented.
- adj. Law Issued on a specified date. Used of legal documents.
- n. Something assumed or taken for granted. Often used in the plural.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Past participle of give
- prep. Considering; taking into account.
- n. A condition that is assumed to be true without further evaluation.
- adj. Already arranged.
- adj. Currently discussed, particular, specific.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- p. p. & a. from give, v.
- Granted; assumed; supposed to be known; set forth as a known quantity, relation, or premise.
- Disposed; inclined; -- used with an adv..
- Stated; fixed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Granted; executed and delivered. Compare date
- Conferred; bestowed; imparted; not inherited or possessed naturally: as, a given name.
- Admitted; supposed; allowed as a supposition; conceding: as, given A and B, C follows.
- Specified or that might be specified or stated; certain; particular; specifically, in mathematics, virtually known or determined: as, a given magnitude—that is, a known magnitude.
- Disposed; addicted.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward
- adj. acknowledged as a supposition
- n. an assumption that is taken for granted
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