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adjective giv·en \ˈgi-vən\

Simple Definition of given

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

Full Definition of given

  1. 1 :  prone, disposed <given to swearing>

  2. 2 :  presented as a gift :  bestowed without compensation

  3. 3 a :  particular, specified <at a given time> b :  assumed as actual or hypothetical :  granted <given that all are equal before the law>

  4. 4 of an official document :  having been executed :  dated

  5. 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>



14th Century

First Known Use of given

14th century

Rhymes with given


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given

noun giv·en

Simple Definition of given

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

Full Definition of given

  1. :  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>



1879

First Known Use of given

1879


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given

preposition giv·en

Definition of given

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



1904

First Known Use of given

1904



GIVEN Defined for Kids

given

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adjective giv·en \ˈgi-vən\

Definition of given

  1. 1 :  being likely to have or do something <They are given to quarreling.>

  2. 2 :  decided on beforehand <We meet at a given time.>





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