A genie will grant you three wishes.
- The definition of a grant is something given for a particular purpose.
An example of grant is a type of funding a student receives from the government to attend college.
- Grant is defined as to give something that has been requested to someone.
- An example of grant is for a genie to give a person three wishes.
- An example of grant is for a parent to give her child permission to stay out later than usual.
- to give (what is requested, as permission, etc.); assent to; agree to fulfill
- to give or confer formally or according to legal procedure
- to transfer (property) by a deed
- to acknowledge for the sake of argument; admit as true without proof; concede
Origin of grantMiddle English granten from Old French graanter, craanter, to promise, assure from Vulgar Latin an unverified form credentare, to promise, yield from Classical Latin credens, present participle of credere, to believe: see creed
- the act of granting
- something granted, as property, a tract of land, an exclusive right or power, money from a fund, etc.
- a territorial subdivision in Maine, New Hampshire, or Vermont
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- (born Archibald Leach) 1904-86; U.S. film actor, born in England
- (born Hiram Ulysses Grant) 1822-85; 18th president of the U.S. (1869-77): commander in chief of Union forces in the Civil War
transitive verbgrant·ed, grant·ing, grants
- To allow or consent to the fulfillment of (something requested): grant permission to speak frankly; grant a request.
- a. To give or confer officially or formally: grant voting rights to citizens; grant diplomatic immunity.b. To transfer (property) by a deed.
- To concede; acknowledge: I grant that your plan is ingenious, but you still will not find many backers.
- The act of granting.
- a. Something granted, especially a giving of funds for a specific purpose: federal grants for medical research.b. The document or provision in a document by which a grant is made.
- One of several tracts of land in New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont originally granted to an individual or a group.
Origin of grantMiddle English granten from Old French granter variant of creanter from Vulgar Latin crēdentāre to assure from Latin crēdēns crēdent- present participle of crēdere to believe ; see kerd- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present grants, present participle granting, simple past and past participle granted)
- To give over; to make conveyance of; to give the possession or title of; to convey; -- usually in answer to petition.
- To bestow or confer, with or without compensation, particularly in answer to prayer or request; to give.
- To admit as true what is not yet satisfactorily proved; to yield belief to; to allow; to yield; to concede.
- To assent; to consent.
- The act of granting; a bestowing or conferring; concession; allowance; permission.
- The yielding or admission of something in dispute.
- The thing or property granted; a gift; a boon.
- I got a grant from the government to study archeology in Egypt.
- (law) 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.
- (informal) An application for a grant (monetary boon to aid research or the like).
From Middle English granten, graunten, grantien, grauntien, from Anglo-Norman granter, graunter, from Old French granter, graunter, grantier, greanter (“to promise, assure, guarantee, confirm, ratify”), from a merger of Old French garantir, guarantir ("to guarantee, assure, vouch for", see guarantee) and earlier cranter, craanter, creanter (“to allow, permit”), from an assumed Medieval Latin *credentāre, from Latin credere (“to believe, trust”). More at guarantee, credit.
- An English surname and a Scottish clan name, from a nickname meaning "large".
- A male given name, transferred from the surname.
grant - Legal Definition
- A transaction in which a grantor transfers a subset of his or her own rights in property; the rights so transferred.
- To transfer rights in real or personal property; in litigation, accession by the court to a party’s request made by motion or pleading.