[grant, grahnt] /grænt, grɑnt/
verb (used with object)
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 consent to perform or fulfil: to grant a wish
(may take a clause as object) to permit as a favour, indulgence, etc: to grant an interview
(may take a clause as object) to acknowledge the validity of; concede: I 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
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)
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.
adjective 1. (grant maintained when postpostive) (of schools or educational institutions) funded directly by central government
- Grant of probate
noun 1. (law) a certificate stating that a will is valid
[grants, grahnts] /grænts, grɑnts/ noun 1. a town in W New Mexico. [grant, grahnt] /grænt, grɑnt/ verb (used with object) 1. to bestow or confer, especially by a formal act: to grant a charter. 2. to give or accord: to grant permission. 3. to agree or accede to: to grant a request. 4. to admit […]
[grant-in-eyd, grahnt-] /ˈgrænt ɪnˈeɪd, ˈgrɑnt-/ noun, plural grants-in-aid. 1. a subsidy furnished by a central government to a local one to help finance a public project, as the construction of a highway or school. 2. a financial subsidy given to an individual or institution for research, educational, or cultural purposes. noun (pl) grants-in-aid 1. a […]