- 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.
grant definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle 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
- 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
grant definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb grant·ed, grant·ing, grants
- To consent to the fulfillment of: grant a request.
- To accord as a favor, prerogative, or privilege: granted the franchise to all citizens.
- a. To bestow; confer: grant aid.b. To transfer (property) by a deed.
- To concede; acknowledge: I grant the genius of your plan, but you still will not find backers.
- The act of granting.
- a. Something granted.b. A giving of funds for a specific purpose: federal grants for medical research.
- Law a. A transfer of property by deed.b. The property so transferred.c. The deed by which the property is so transferred.
- One of several tracts of land in New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont originally granted to an individual or a group.
Origin: Middle 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.
- grantˈa·ble adjective
- grantˈer noun
, Cary Originally Archibald Alexander Leach. 1904-1986.
, Ulysses Simpson Originally Hiram Ulysses Grant. 1822-1885.
grant - Business Definition
- Monetary assistance, generally for a specific purpose. For example, a student may receive a government or other grant for attending a college or university.
- In law, a transfer of property.
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.
grant - Phrases/Idioms
take for granted