given

15 ENTRIES FOUND:

1giv·en

adjective \ˈgi-vən\

—used to refer to a particular time, place, etc., that has been, will be, or might be specified

Full Definition of GIVEN

1
:  prone, disposed <given to swearing>
2
:  presented as a gift :  bestowed without compensation
3
a :  particular, specified <at a given time>
b :  assumed as actual or hypothetical :  granted <given that all are equal before the law>
4
of an official document :  having been executed :  dated
5
:  immediately present in experience

Examples of GIVEN

  1. <a quiet man not given to loud expressions of emotion>
  2. <candidates for the quiz show must complete the qualifying test within a given amount of time>

First Known Use of GIVEN

14th century

Rhymes with GIVEN

2given

noun

: something that is regarded or accepted as true or real : a basic fact or assumption

Full Definition of GIVEN

:  something given; especially :  something taken for granted :  a basic condition or assumption

Examples of GIVEN

  1. In our system it is a given that all are equal before the law.
  2. <it's a given that television viewers are influenced by advertising, even consciously or subconsciously>

First Known Use of GIVEN

1879

Rhymes with GIVEN

3given

preposition

Definition of GIVEN

:  in view of :  considering <given what she knew about others' lives, how could she complain about her own? — Marilyn French>

First Known Use of GIVEN

1904

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