grant

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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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Verb[edit]

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.
  2. To bestow or confer, with or without compensation, particularly in answer to prayer or request; to give.
    • 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”, 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.

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Noun[edit]

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; as, a grant of land or of money; also, the deed or writing by which the transfer is made.
  5. (informal) An application for a grant (monetary boon to aid research or the like).

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Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

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Friulian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • grand (alternative orthography)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin grandis.

Adjective[edit]

grant

  1. big, large

Middle French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

grant m, f (plural grans)

  1. (early Middle French) Alternative form of grand

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin grandis

Adjective[edit]

grant

  1. big, large

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Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

grant

  1. absolute indefinite neuter form of grann.