Definitions for: Grant


[n] the act of providing a subsidy
[n] a right or privilege that has been granted
[n] a contract granting the right to operate a subsidiary business; "he got the beer concession at the ball park"
[n] 18th President of the United States; commander of the Union armies in the American Civil War (1822-1885)
[n] United States actor (born in England) who was the elegant leading man in many films (1904-1986)
[n] Scottish painter; cousin of Lytton Strachey and member of the Bloomsbury Group (1885-1978)
[n] (law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance
[n] any monetary aid
[v] be willing to concede; "I grant you this much..."
[v] allow to have; "grant a privilege"
[v] let have; "grant permission"; "Mandela was allowed few visitors in prison"
[v] transfer by deed; "grant land"
[v] give on the basis of merit; "Funds are granted to qualified researchers"
[v] give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another
[v] bestow, esp. officially; "grant a degree"; "give a divorce"; "This bill grants us new rights"



Webster (1913) Definition: Grant, v. 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
Chrcn. 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.

Grant that the Fates have firmed by their decree.
--Dryden.

Syn: Syn.-- To give; confer; bestow; convey; transfer; admit;
allow; concede. See Give.


Grant, v. i.
To assent; to consent. [Obs.] --Chaucer.


Grant, n. [OE. grant, graunt, OF. graant, creant,
promise, assurance. See Grant, v. t.]
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.

4. (Law) A transfer of property by deed or writing;
especially, au 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.

Note: Formerly, in English law, the term was specifically
applied to transfrrs 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.

Synonyms: accord, allot, allow, assignment, award, Cary Grant, cede, concede, concede, concession, deed over, Duncan Grant, Duncan James Corrow Grant, Hiram Ulysses Grant, President Grant, subsidisation, subsidization, Ulysses Grant, Ulysses S. Grant, Ulysses Simpson Grant, yield, yield

Antonyms: deny, refuse

See Also: actor, agree, aid, allocate, allocation, allotment, allowance, apanage, appanage, apportion, apportioning, apportionment, assignation, award, awarding, block grant, Bloomsbury Group, Chief Executive, concord, concur, contract, economic aid, enfranchise, forgive, franchise, full general, general, gift, give, grant-in-aid, grant-in-aid, histrion, hold, land grant, painter, parceling, parcelling, pension, pension off, player, present, President, President of the United States, privilege, right, role player, subsidy, thespian, transferred possession, transferred property, vouchsafe

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