- to bestow or confer, especially by a formal act: to grant a charter.
- to give or accord: to grant permission.
- to agree or accede to: to grant a request.
- to admit or concede; accept for the sake of argument: I grant that point.
- to transfer or convey, especially by deed or writing: to grant property.
- something granted, as a privilege or right, a sum of money, or a tract of land: Several major foundations made large grants to fund the research project.
- the act of granting.
- Law. a transfer of property.
- a geographical unit in Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire, originally a grant of land to a person or group of people.
- take for granted,
- to accept without question or objection; assume: Your loyalty to the cause is taken for granted.
- to use, accept, or treat in a careless or indifferent manner: A marriage can be headed for trouble if either spouse begins to take the other for granted.
Origin of grant
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- CaryArchibald Leach, 1904–86, U.S. actor, born in England.
- He·ber Jed·e·di·ah [hee-ber jed-i-dahy-uh] /ˈhi bər ˌdʒɛd ɪˈdaɪ ə/, 1856–1945, U.S. president of the Mormon Church 1918–45.
- Ulysses S(impson)1822–85, 18th president of the U.S. 1869–77: Union general in the Civil War.
- a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “large, great.”
Examples from the Web for grant
Grant's pal Howard Hughes offered to fly them back to Los Angeles in his private plane.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
But a project out of Stanford University is hoping to grant Turkers agency—and might begin to revolutionize the industry.Amazon’s Turkers Kick Off the First Crowdsourced Labor Guild
December 3, 2014
It does not grant citizenship or the right to stay here permanently, or offer the same benefits that citizens receive.Will 5 Million Undocumented Immigrants Take Obama's Tough Love Immigration Deal?
Ruben Navarrette Jr.
November 21, 2014
The archaeologist Sarah Nelson is in her eighties, and she would go dig in China this minute if she could get grant money.The Real-Life Raiders of the Lost Ark
November 14, 2014
It was my opportunity to grant Cora an independent moment away from being a mother, and being a wife.Elizabeth McGovern on the ‘Downton Abbey’ Xmas Album and Lady Grantham’s Kiss with George Clooney
November 13, 2014
But if we grant all this licence, what can it effect after all?A Theological-Political Treatise [Part II]
Benedict of Spinoza
Yet she would not take back the words either, nor would she grant the veil.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
We had many generals who were greater than Grant, but they were troubled with imaginations.In the Midst of Alarms
Heaven rest his soul, and grant that he may not have completed The Excursion!P.'s Correspondence (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")
Do they think I will grant them liberties that would make me a slave?Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II
Charlotte Mary Yonge
- to consent to perform or fulfilto grant a wish
- (may take a clause as object) to permit as a favour, indulgence, etcto grant an interview
- (may take a clause as object) to acknowledge the validity of; concedeI grant what you say is true
- to bestow, esp in a formal manner
- to transfer (property) to another, esp by deed; convey
- take for granted
- to accept or assume without questionone takes certain amenities for granted
- to fail to appreciate the value, merit, etc, of (a person)
- a sum of money provided by a government, local authority, or public fund to finance educational study, overseas aid, building repairs, etc
- a privilege, right, etc, that has been granted
- the act of granting
- a transfer of property by deed or other written instrument; conveyance
- US a territorial unit in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, originally granted to an individual or organization
- Cary, real name Alexander Archibald Leach. 1904–86, US film actor, born in England. His many films include Bringing up Baby (1938), The Philadelphia Story (1940), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), and Mr Blandings Builds his Dream House (1948)
- Duncan (James Corrowr). 1885–1978, British painter and designer
- Ulysses S (impson), real name Hiram Ulysses Grant. 1822–85, 18th president of the US (1869–77); commander in chief of Union forces in the American Civil War (1864–65)
Word Origin and History for grant
c.1200, "allowance, consent, permission," from Anglo-French graunter, from Old French granter, collateral variant of creanter "to promise, guarantee, confirm, authorize," from Latin credentem (nominative credens), present participle of credere "to believe, to trust" (see credo).
early 13c., "to allow, consent, permit," from Old French granter (see grant (n.)). Meaning "admit, acknowledge" is from c.1300; hence to take (something) for granted (1610s). Related: Granted; granting.