Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To consent to the fulfillment of: grant a request.
  • transitive v. To accord as a favor, prerogative, or privilege: granted the franchise to all citizens.
  • transitive v. To bestow; confer: grant aid.
  • transitive v. To transfer (property) by a deed.
  • transitive v. To concede; acknowledge: I grant the genius of your plan, but you still will not find backers.
  • n. The act of granting.
  • n. Something granted.
  • n. A giving of funds for a specific purpose: federal grants for medical research.
  • n. Law A transfer of property by deed.
  • n. Law The property so transferred.
  • n. Law The deed by which the property is so transferred.
  • n. One of several tracts of land in New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont originally granted to an individual or a group.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To give over; to make conveyance of; to give the possession or title of; to convey; -- usually in answer to petition.
  • v. To bestow or confer, with or without compensation, particularly in answer to prayer or request; to give.
  • v. To admit as true what is not yet satisfactorily proved; to yield belief to; to allow; to yield; to concede.
  • v. To assent; to consent.
  • n. The act of granting; a bestowing or conferring; concession; allowance; permission.
  • n. The yielding or admission of something in dispute.
  • n. The thing or property granted; a gift; a boon.
  • n. A transfer of property by deed or writing; especially, an appropriation or conveyance made by the government; as, a grant of land or of money; also, the deed or writing by which the transfer is made.
  • n. An application for a grant (monetary boon to aid research or the like).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of granting; a bestowing or conferring; concession; allowance; permission.
  • n. The yielding or admission of something in dispute.
  • n. The thing or property granted; a gift; a boon.
  • n. A transfer of property by deed or writing; especially, an appropriation or conveyance made by the government; ; also, the deed or writing by which the transfer is made.
  • intransitive v. To assent; to consent.
  • transitive v. To give over; to make conveyance of; to give the possession or title of; to convey; -- usually in answer to petition.
  • transitive v. To bestow or confer, with or without compensation, particularly in answer to prayer or request; to give.
  • transitive v. To admit as true what is not yet satisfactorily proved; to yield belief to; to allow; to yield; to concede.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To transfer the title or possession of in any formal way, specifically for a sufficient or valuable consideration; give or make over; especially, to convey by deed or writing.
  • To bestow or confer, particularly in answer to prayer or request.
  • To allow; permit.
  • To assent to; answer in the affirmative.
  • To admit to be true; concede, as something obvious or not required to be proved; accept or concede without proof.
  • Synonyms and
  • Confer, Bestow, etc. See give.
  • To consent; assent; give permission or countenance.
  • A Middle English form of grand.
  • n. A promise; a thing promised.
  • n. The act of granting; a conferring or conceding.
  • n. A thing granted or conferred; a boon; especially, something conveyed by deed or patent: often used of tracts of land granted to colonists, railroad companies, etc.
  • n. In law: Originally, a creating or transferring by deed: used in reference to mere rights, estates in expectancy, and incorporeal property, which could not be delivered.
  • n. In modern use, a conveyance in writing of such things as cannot pass or be transferred by word only, as land, rents, reversions, tithes, etc.
  • n. An admission of something as true.
  • n. In brewing, a copper or iron vessel into which the wort flows from the clarifying battery, and from which it is lifted into the wort-pan.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. let have
  • n. 18th President of the United States; commander of the Union armies in the American Civil War (1822-1885)
  • n. a right or privilege that has been granted
  • n. United States actor (born in England) who was the elegant leading man in many films (1904-1986)
  • n. the act of providing a subsidy
  • v. give as judged due or on the basis of merit
  • n. a contract granting the right to operate a subsidiary business
  • v. be willing to concede
  • n. any monetary aid
  • v. give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another
  • v. allow to have
  • n. Scottish painter; cousin of Lytton Strachey and member of the Bloomsbury Group (1885-1978)
  • v. transfer by deed
  • v. bestow, especially officially
  • n. (law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance

Etymologies

Middle English granten, from Old French granter, variant of creanter, from Vulgar Latin *crēdentāre, to assure, from Latin crēdēns, crēdent-, present participle of crēdere, to believe; see kerd- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English granten, graunten, grantien, grauntien, from Anglo-Norman granter, graunter, from Old French granter, graunter, grantier, greanter ("to promise, assure, guarantee, confirm, ratify"), from a merger of Old French garantir, guarantir ("to guarantee, assure, vouch for", see 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. (Wiktionary)

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