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Webster 1913 Edition


Grant

Grant

(grȧnt)
,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Granted
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Granting
.]
[OE.
graunten
,
granten
, OF.
graanter
,
craanter
,
creanter
, to promise, yield, LL.
creantare
to promise, assure, for (assumed LL.)
credentare
to make believe, fr. L.
credens
, p. pr. of
credere
to believe. See
Creed
,
Credit
.]
1.
To give over; to make conveyance of; to give the possession or title of; to convey; – usually in answer to petition.
Grant
me the place of this threshing floor.
1 Chron. xxi. 22.
2.
To bestow or confer, with or without compensation, particularly in answer to prayer or request; to give.
Wherefore did God
grant
me my request.
Milton.
3.
To admit as true what is not yet satisfactorily proved; to yield belief to; to allow; to yield; to concede.
Syn.– To give; confer; bestow; convey; transfer; admit; allow; concede. See
Give
.

Grant

,
Verb.
I.
To assent; to consent.
[Obs.]
Chaucer.

Grant

,
Noun.
[OE.
grant
,
graunt
, OF.
graant
,
creant
, promise, assurance. See
Grant
,
Verb.
T.
]
1.
The act of granting; a bestowing or conferring; concession; allowance; permission.
2.
The yielding or admission of something in dispute.
4.
(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.
☞ Formerly, in English law, the term was specifically applied to transfers of incorporeal hereditaments, expectant estates, and letters patent from government and such is its present application in some of the United States. But now, in England the usual mode of transferring realty is by grant; and so, in some of the United States, the term grant is applied to conveyances of every kind of real property.
Bouvier.
Burrill.

Webster 1828 Edition


Grant

GR`ANT

, v.t.
1.
To admit as true what is not proved; to allow; to yield; to concede. We take that for granted which is supposed to be true.
Grant that the fates have firmed, by their decree--
2.
To give; to bestow or confer on without compensation, particularly in answer to prayer or request.
Thou hast granted me life and favor. Job.10.
God granted him that which he requested. 1. Chron.4.
3.
To transfer the title of a thing to another, for a good or valuable consideration; to convey by deed or writing. The legislature have granted all the new land.
Grant me the place of this threshing floor. 1 Chron.21.

GR`ANT

,
Noun.
The act of granting; a bestowing or conferring.
1.
The thing granted or bestowed; a gift; a boon.
2.
In law, a conveyance in writing, of such things as cannot pass or be transferred by word only, as land, rents, reversions, tithes, &c.
A grant is an executed contract.
3.
Concession; admission of something as true.
4.
The thing conveyed by deed or patent.

Definition 2022


Grant

Grant

See also: grant

English

Proper noun

Grant

  1. An English surname and a Scottish clan name, from a nickname meaning "large".
  2. A male given name, transferred from the surname.

German

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ant

Noun

Grant m (genitive Grants, no plural)

  1. (Austria, Bavaria) resentment

Declension

Related terms

grant

grant

See also: Grant

English

Alternative forms

Verb

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

  1. To give over; to make conveyance of; to give the possession or title of; to convey; -- usually in answer to petition.(Can we add an example for this sense?)
  2. 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, 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. To admit as true what is not yet satisfactorily proved; to yield belief to; to allow; to yield; to concede.
    • 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.
  4. To assent; to consent.

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


Czech

Noun

grant m

  1. grant (the thing or property granted; a gift; a boon)
    dotace a granty z evropských fondů
    požádat o a získat grant od grantové agentury

Derived terms

  • grantový

Franco-Provençal

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

Alternative forms

  • grand (alternative orthography)

Etymology

From Latin grandis, grandem.

Adjective

grant

  1. big, large

Middle French

Adjective

grant m, f (plural grans)

  1. (early Middle French) Alternative form of grand

Old French

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 2-7453-0520-4), line 2021:
      plaint sa mesaise e sa grant peine
      she lamented her suffering and her great pain

Declension

Descendants


Swedish

Adjective

grant

  1. absolute indefinite neuter form of grann.