[zhi-vahn-shee; French zhee-vahn-shee] /ʒɪˈvɑ̃ ʃi; French ʒi vɑ̃ˈʃi/
[y-ber duh] /üˈbɛr də/ (Show IPA), born 1927, French fashion designer.
noun 1. the name given to one, as distinguished from an inherited family name; first name; Christian name: His given name is John. noun 1. another term for first name
- Give notice
1. Inform or warn someone of something, as in He’s prompt about giving us notice of any discrepancy in the accounts. [ Late 1500s ] 2. Tell one’s employer one is quitting, as in Our housekeeper gave notice last week. This usage, first recorded in 1765, originally alluded to any kind of termination, such as […]
[giv-uh n] /ˈgɪv ən/ verb 1. past participle of . adjective 2. stated, fixed, or specified: at a given time. 3. addicted or disposed (often followed by to): given to making snide remarks. 4. bestowed as a ; conferred. 5. assigned as a basis of calculation, reasoning, etc.: Given A and B, C follows. 6. […]
- Give odds
verb phrase To bet or speculate confidently, from a point of advantage: It may not seem so, but I’d give odds those people are faking it (1591+)