Definition of Grant

1. Verb. Let have. "Mandela was allowed few visitors in prison"

Exact synonyms: Allow
Related verbs: Allow, Countenance, Let, Permit
Generic synonyms: Give
Specialized synonyms: Vouchsafe, Allowance
Antonyms: Deny
Derivative terms: Granter

2. Noun. Any monetary aid.
Generic synonyms: Aid, Economic Aid, Financial Aid
Specialized synonyms: Subsidy, Grant-in-aid

3. Verb. Give as judged due or on the basis of merit. "They grant them the money"; "Funds are granted to qualified researchers"
Exact synonyms: Award
Specialized synonyms: Pension, Pension Off
Generic synonyms: Give
Derivative terms: Grantee

4. Noun. The act of providing a subsidy.

5. Verb. Be willing to concede. "I grant you this much"
Exact synonyms: Concede, Yield
Generic synonyms: Agree, Concord, Concur, Hold
Specialized synonyms: Forgive
Derivative terms: Conceding, Concession, Concessive, Yielding

6. Noun. (law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance.
Exact synonyms: Assignment
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Generic synonyms: Transferred Possession, Transferred Property
Specialized synonyms: Apanage, Appanage, Land Grant
Derivative terms: Assign

7. Verb. Allow to have. "Grant a privilege"
Exact synonyms: Accord, Allot
Specialized synonyms: Give, Enfranchise
Generic synonyms: Give
Derivative terms: Accordance

8. Noun. Scottish painter; cousin of Lytton Strachey and member of the Bloomsbury Group (1885-1978).
Exact synonyms: Duncan Grant, Duncan James Corrow Grant
Group relationships: Bloomsbury Group
Generic synonyms: Painter

9. Verb. Bestow, especially officially. "This bill grants us new rights"
Exact synonyms: Give
Derivative terms: Grantee, Granter

10. Noun. United States actor (born in England) who was the elegant leading man in many films (1904-1986).
Exact synonyms: Cary Grant
Generic synonyms: Actor, Histrion, Player, Role Player, Thespian

11. Verb. Give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another.
Exact synonyms: Cede, Concede, Yield
Generic synonyms: Give
Derivative terms: Cession, Conceding, Concession

12. Noun. 18th President of the United States; commander of the Union armies in the American Civil War (1822-1885).

13. Verb. Transfer by deed. "Grant land"
Exact synonyms: Deed Over
Generic synonyms: Gift, Give, Present
Derivative terms: Grantee, Grantor

14. Noun. A contract granting the right to operate a subsidiary business. "He got the beer concession at the ball park"
Exact synonyms: Concession
Generic synonyms: Contract
Specialized synonyms: Franchise

15. Noun. A right or privilege that has been granted.
Generic synonyms: Right

Definition of Grant

1. v. t. To give over; to make conveyance of; to give the possession or title of; to convey; -- usually in answer to petition.

2. v. i. To assent; to consent.

3. n. The act of granting; a bestowing or conferring; concession; allowance; permission.

Definition of Grant

1. Proper noun. (surname A=An English from=Middle English dot=) and a Scottish clan name, from a nickname meaning "large". ¹

2. Proper noun. (surnames male given name), transferred from the surname. ¹

3. Verb. To give over; to make conveyance of; to give the possession or title of; to convey; -- usually in answer to petition.(rfex) ¹

4. Verb. To bestow or confer, with or without compensation, particularly in answer to prayer or request; to give.(rfex) ¹

5. Verb. To admit as true what is not yet satisfactorily proved; to yield belief to; to allow; to yield; to concede. ¹

6. Verb. To assent; to consent. ¹

7. Noun. The act of granting; a bestowing or conferring; concession; allowance; permission. ¹

8. Noun. The yielding or admission of something in dispute. ¹

9. Noun. The thing or property granted; a gift; a boon. ¹

10. Noun. (legal) 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. ¹

11. Noun. (informal) An application for a grant (gloss monetary boon to aid research or the like). ¹

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Definition of Grant

1. to bestow upon [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Grant

granola bar
grant (current term)
granting immunity

Literary usage of Grant

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of national biography by Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1901)
"In the meantime grant had been making a considerable display as a public character. ... During 1873-4 grant rendered a real service to the London public by ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"Bankers M 93:508 О 47 grant, Madison Passing of the great race. ... Harv Grad M 26:384-91 Mr '18 grant-Duff, Sir Evelyn Mountstuart Bundle of old letters. ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1914)
"381.16 Interior and its other bureaus, the higher Terrestrial Magnetism, De- officials of three or four other departments, partment of, grant No. with wh ..."

4. Publications by Dorset Record Society, Ohio Civil War Centennial Commission, Ohio Historical Society (1896)
"After dinner I presented to the said James grant the original paper, ... Mr. grant, after looking at the paper, acknowledged it to be all in his own ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by John Scott Eldon, Great Britain Court of Chancery, John Singleton Copley Lyndhurst (1830)
"Id.: and it further appeared, that the late Sir Alexander grant, ... In March 1793, Charles grant filed a bill in the Court of Chancery in Jamaica against ..."

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