Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To allow or consent to the fulfillment of (something requested).
  • transitive verb To give or confer officially or formally.
  • transitive verb To transfer (property) by a deed.
  • transitive verb To concede; acknowledge.
  • noun The act of granting.
  • noun Something granted, especially a giving of funds for a specific purpose.
  • noun The document or provision in a document by which a grant is made.
  • noun One of several tracts of land in New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont originally granted to an individual or a group.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A Middle English form of grand.
  • noun A promise; a thing promised.
  • noun The act of granting; a conferring or conceding.
  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun An admission of something as true.
  • noun 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.
  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To give over; to make conveyance of; to give the possession or title of; to convey; -- usually in answer to petition.
  • transitive verb To bestow or confer, with or without compensation, particularly in answer to prayer or request; to give.
  • transitive verb To admit as true what is not yet satisfactorily proved; to yield belief to; to allow; to yield; to concede.
  • intransitive verb obsolete To assent; to consent.
  • noun The act of granting; a bestowing or conferring; concession; allowance; permission.
  • noun The yielding or admission of something in dispute.
  • noun The thing or property granted; a gift; a boon.
  • noun (Law) 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To give over; to make conveyance of; to give the possession or title of; to convey; -- usually in answer to petition.
  • verb To bestow or confer, with or without compensation, particularly in answer to prayer or request; to give.
  • verb To admit as true what is not yet satisfactorily proved; to yield belief to; to allow; to yield; to concede.
  • verb To assent; to consent.
  • noun The act of granting; a bestowing or conferring; concession; allowance; permission.
  • noun The yielding or admission of something in dispute.
  • noun The thing or property granted; a gift; a boon.
  • noun law 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.
  • noun informal An application for a grant (monetary boon to aid research or the like).

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

  • verb let have
  • noun 18th President of the United States; commander of the Union armies in the American Civil War (1822-1885)
  • noun a right or privilege that has been granted
  • noun United States actor (born in England) who was the elegant leading man in many films (1904-1986)
  • noun the act of providing a subsidy
  • verb give as judged due or on the basis of merit
  • noun a contract granting the right to operate a subsidiary business

Etymologies

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

[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.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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.

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