grant: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (grant, gränt), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to bestow or confer, esp. 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 or concede; accept for the sake of argument: I grant that point.
  5. to transfer or convey, esp. by deed or writing: to grant property.
  6. Your loyalty to the cause is taken for granted.
    1. to accept without question or objection; assume:Your loyalty to the cause is taken for granted.
    2. to use, accept, or treat in a careless or indifferent manner:A marriage can be headed for trouble if either spouse begins to take the other for granted.
  1. 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.
  2. the act of granting.
  3. a transfer of property.
  4. a geographical unit in Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire, originally a grant of land to a person or group of people.


Pronunciation: (grant, gränt), [key]
— n.
  1. (Archibald Leach), 1904–86, U.S. actor, born in England.
  2. 1856–1945, U.S. president of the Mormon Church 1918–45.
  3. 1822–85, 18th president of the U.S. 1869–77: Union general in the Civil War.
  4. a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “large, great.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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