- past participle of give.
- stated, fixed, or specified: at a given time.
- addicted or disposed (often followed by to): given to making snide remarks.
- bestowed as a gift; conferred.
- assigned as a basis of calculation, reasoning, etc.: Given A and B, C follows.
- Mathematics. known or independently determined: a given magnitude.
- (on official documents) executed and delivered as of the date shown.
- an established fact, condition, factor, etc.
Examples from the Web for self-given
Historical Examples of self-given
The self-given promises of that tearful night of parting were forgotten.
He was first into the sea, and at once swam out with the bravado of justifying his self-given reputation.Five Tales
Hence, too, his dearly loved and self-given title of "Wall Street Farmer."Lad: A Dog
Albert Payson Terhune
- the past participle of give
- (postpositive foll by to) tending (to); inclined or addicted (to)
- specific or previously stated
- assumed as a premise
- maths known or determined independentlya given volume
- (on official documents) issued or executed, as on a stated date
- an assumed fact
- philosophy the supposed raw data of experienceSee also sense datum
Word Origin and History for self-given
past participle adjective, late 14c., "allotted, predestined," from give; also with a noun sense of "fate," reflecting an important concept in pagan Germanic ideology (Old English had giefeðe in this sense). The modern sense of "what is given, known facts" is from 1879. Given name (1827) so called because given at baptism.