- 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.
A genie will grant you three wishes.
- 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
take for granted
- Grant, Cary (born Archibald Leach) 1904-86; U.S. film actor, born in England
- Grant, Ulysses Simpson (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.
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.