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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Give  \Give\,  v.  t. 
  To  afford  a  view  of  as  his  window  gave  the  park. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Give  \Give\  (g[i^]v),  v.  t.  [imp.  {Gave}  (g[=a]v);  p.  p.  {Given} 
  (g[i^]v"'n);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Giving}.]  [OE.  given  yiven, 
  yeven,  AS  gifan  giefan  akin  to  D.  geven,  OS  ge[eth]an, 
  OHG.  geban,  G.  geben,  Icel.  gefa,  Sw  gifva  Dan.  give  Goth. 
  giban.  Cf  {Gift},  n.] 
  1.  To  bestow  without  receiving  a  return;  to  confer  without 
  compensation;  to  impart,  as  a  possession;  to  grant,  as 
  authority  or  permission;  to  yield  up  or  allow 
 
  For  generous  lords  had  rather  give  than  pay 
  --Young. 
 
  2.  To  yield  possesion  of  to  deliver  over  as  property,  in 
  exchange  for  something  to  pay  as  we  give  the  value  of 
  what  we  buy 
 
  What  shall  a  man  give  in  exchange  for  his  soul  ? 
  --Matt.  xvi. 
  26. 
 
  3.  To  yield;  to  furnish;  to  produce;  to  emit;  as  flint  and 
  steel  give  sparks. 
 
  4.  To  communicate  or  announce,  as  advice,  tidings,  etc.;  to 
  pronounce;  to  render  or  utter,  as  an  opinion,  a  judgment, 
  a  sentence,  a  shout,  etc 
 
  5.  To  grant  power  or  license  to  to  permit;  to  allow  to 
  license;  to  commission. 
 
  It  is  given  me  once  again  to  behold  my  friend. 
  --Rowe. 
 
  Then  give  thy  friend  to  shed  the  sacred  wine. 
  --Pope. 
 
  6.  To  exhibit  as  a  product  or  result;  to  produce;  to  show 
  as  the  number  of  men,  divided  by  the  number  of  ships, 
  gives  four  hundred  to  each  ship. 
 
  7.  To  devote;  to  apply;  used  reflexively,  to  devote  or  apply 
  one's  self  as  the  soldiers  give  themselves  to  plunder; 
  also  in  this  sense  used  very  frequently  in  the  past 
  participle;  as  the  people  are  given  to  luxury  and 
  pleasure;  the  youth  is  given  to  study. 
 
  8.  (Logic  &  Math.)  To  set  forth  as  a  known  quantity  or  a 
  known  relation,  or  as  a  premise  from  which  to  reason;  -- 
  used  principally  in  the  passive  form  given 
 
  9.  To  allow  or  admit  by  way  of  supposition. 
 
  I  give  not  heaven  for  lost.  --Mlton. 
 
  10.  To  attribute;  to  assign;  to  adjudge. 
 
  I  don't  wonder  at  people's  giving  him  to  me  as  a 
  lover.  --Sheridan. 
 
  11.  To  excite  or  cause  to  exist,  as  a  sensation;  as  to  give 
  offense;  to  give  pleasure  or  pain. 
 
  12.  To  pledge;  as  to  give  one's  word 
 
  13.  To  cause  to  make  --  with  the  infinitive;  as  to  give 
  one  to  understand,  to  know  etc 
 
  But  there  the  duke  was  given  to  understand  That  in 
  a  gondola  were  seen  together  Lorenzo  and  his 
  amorous  Jessica.  --Shak. 
 
  {To  give  away},  to  make  over  to  another;  to  transfer. 
 
  Whatsoever  we  employ  in  charitable  uses  during  our 
  lives,  is  given  away  from  ourselves  --Atterbury. 
 
  {To  give  back},  to  return;  to  restore.  --Atterbury. 
 
  {To  give  the  bag},  to  cheat.  [Obs.] 
 
  I  fear  our  ears  have  given  us  the  bag.  --J.  Webster. 
 
  {To  give  birth  to}. 
  a  To  bear  or  bring  forth,  as  a  child. 
  b  To  originate;  to  give  existence  to  as  an  enterprise, 
  idea. 
 
  {To  give  chase},  to  pursue. 
 
  {To  give  ear  to}.  See  under  {Ear}. 
 
  {To  give  forth},  to  give  out  to  publish;  to  tell  --Hayward. 
 
  {To  give  ground}.  See  under  {Ground},  n. 
 
  {To  give  the  hand},  to  pledge  friendship  or  faith. 
 
  {To  give  the  hand  of},  to  espouse;  to  bestow  in  marriage. 
 
  {To  give  the  head}.  See  under  {Head},  n. 
 
  {To  give  in}. 
  a  To  abate;  to  deduct. 
  b  To  declare;  to  make  known  to  announce;  to  tender; 
  as  to  give  in  one's  adhesion  to  a  party. 
 
  {To  give  the  lie  to}  (a  person),  to  tell  him  that  he  lies. 
 
 
  {To  give  line}.  See  under  {Line}. 
 
  {To  give  off},  to  emit,  as  steam,  vapor,  odor,  etc 
 
  {To  give  one's  self  away},  to  make  an  inconsiderate  surrender 
  of  one's  cause  an  unintentional  disclosure  of  one's 
  purposes,  or  the  like  [Colloq.] 
 
  {To  give  out}. 
  a  To  utter  publicly;  to  report;  to  announce  or  declare. 
 
  One  that  gives  out  himself  Prince  Florizel 
  --Shak. 
 
  Give  out  you  are  of  Epidamnum  --Shak. 
  b  To  send  out  to  emit;  to  distribute;  as  a  substance 
  gives  out  steam  or  odors. 
 
  {To  give  over}. 
  a  To  yield  completely;  to  quit  to  abandon. 
  b  To  despair  of 
  c  To  addict,  resign,  or  apply  (one's  self). 
 
  The  Babylonians  had  given  themselves  over  to 
  all  manner  of  vice.  --Grew. 
 
  {To  give  place},  to  withdraw;  to  yield  one's  claim. 
 
  {To  give  points}. 
  a  In  games  of  skill,  to  equalize  chances  by  conceding  a 
  certain  advantage;  to  allow  a  handicap. 
  b  To  give  useful  suggestions.  [Colloq.] 
 
  {To  give  rein}.  See  under  {Rein},  n. 
 
  {To  give  the  sack}.  Same  as  {To  give  the  bag}. 
 
  {To  give  and  take}. 
  a  To  average  gains  and  losses. 
  b  To  exchange  freely,  as  blows,  sarcasms,  etc 
 
  {To  give  time} 
  (Law),  to  accord  extension  or  forbearance  to  a  debtor. 
  --Abbott. 
 
  {To  give  the  time  of  day},  to  salute  one  with  the  compliment 
  appropriate  to  the  hour,  as  ``good  morning.''  ``good 
  evening'',  etc 
 
  {To  give  tongue},  in  hunter's  phrase,  to  bark;  --  said  of 
  dogs. 
 
  {To  give  up}. 
  a  To  abandon;  to  surrender.  ``Don't  give  up  the  ship.'' 
 
  He  has  .  .  .  given  up  For  certain  drops  of 
  salt,  your  city  Rome.  --Shak. 
  b  To  make  public;  to  reveal. 
 
  I'll  not  state  them  By  giving  up  their 
  characters.  --Beau.  &  Fl 
  c  (Used  also  reflexively.) 
 
  {To  give  up  the  ghost}.  See  under  {Ghost}. 
 
  {To  give  one's  self  up},  to  abandon  hope;  to  despair;  to 
  surrender  one's  self 
 
  {To  give  way}. 
  a  To  withdraw;  to  give  place 
  b  To  yield  to  force  or  pressure;  as  the  scaffolding 
  gave  way 
  c  (Naut.)  To  begin  to  row;  or  to  row  with  increased 
  energy. 
  d  (Stock  Exchange).  To  depreciate  or  decline  in  value; 
  as  railroad  securities  gave  way  two  per  cent. 
 
  {To  give  way  together},  to  row  in  time;  to  keep  stroke. 
 
  Syn:  To  {Give},  {Confer},  {Grant}. 
 
  Usage:  To  give  is  the  generic  word  embracing  all  the  rest. 
  To  confer  was  originally  used  of  persons  in  power,  who 
  gave  permanent  grants  or  privileges;  as  to  confer  the 
  order  of  knighthood;  and  hence  it  still  denotes  the 
  giving  of  something  which  might  have  been  withheld; 
  as  to  confer  a  favor.  To  grant  is  to  give  in  answer 
  to  a  petition  or  request,  or  to  one  who  is  in  some  way 
  dependent  or  inferior. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Give  \Give\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  give  a  gift  or  gifts. 
 
  2.  To  yield  to  force  or  pressure;  to  relax;  to  become  less 
  rigid;  as  the  earth  gives  under  the  feet. 
 
  3.  To  become  soft  or  moist.  [Obs.]  --Bacon  . 
 
  4.  To  move  to  recede. 
 
  Now  back  he  gives  then  rushes  on  amain.  --Daniel. 
 
  5.  To  shed  tears;  to  weep.  [Obs.] 
 
  Whose  eyes  do  never  give  But  through  lust  and 
  laughter.  --Shak. 
 
  6.  To  have  a  misgiving.  [Obs.] 
 
  My  mind  gives  ye're  reserved  To  rob  poor  market 
  women.  --J.  Webster. 
 
  7.  To  open  to  lead.  [A  Gallicism] 
 
  This  yielding,  gave  into  a  grassy  walk.  --Tennyson. 
 
  {To  give  back},  to  recede;  to  retire;  to  retreat. 
 
  They  gave  back  and  came  no  farther.  --Bunyan. 
 
  {To  give  in},  to  yield;  to  succumb;  to  acknowledge  one's  self 
  beaten;  to  cease  opposition. 
 
  The  Scots  battalion  was  enforced  to  give  in 
  --Hayward. 
 
  This  consideration  may  induce  a  translator  to  give 
  in  to  those  general  phrases.  --Pope. 
 
  {To  give  off},  to  cease;  to  forbear.  [Obs.]  --Locke. 
 
  {To  give} 
 
  {on  or  upon}. 
  a  To  rush;  to  fall  upon  [Obs.] 
  b  To  have  a  view  of  to  be  in  sight  of  to  overlook;  to 
  look  toward;  to  open  upon  to  front;  to  face.  [A 
  Gallicism:  cf  Fr  donner  sur.] 
 
  Rooms  which  gave  upon  a  pillared  porch. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  The  gloomy  staircase  on  which  the  grating  gave 
  --Dickens. 
 
  {To  give  out}. 
  a  To  expend  all  one's  strength.  Hence: 
  b  To  cease  from  exertion;  to  fail  to  be  exhausted;  as 
  my  feet  being  to  give  out  the  flour  has  given  out 
 
  {To  give  over},  to  cease;  to  discontinue;  to  desist. 
 
  It  would  be  well  for  all  authors,  if  they  knew  when 
  to  give  over  and  to  desist  from  any  further 
  pursuits  after  fame.  --Addison. 
 
  {To  give  up},  to  cease  from  effort;  to  yield;  to  despair;  as 
  he  would  never  give  up 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gyve  \Gyve\  (j[imac]v),  n.  [Of  Celtic  origin;  cf  W.  gefyn  Ir 
  geibbionn  Gael.  geimheal.] 
  A  shackle;  especially,  one  to  confine  the  legs;  a  fetter. 
  [Written  also  {give}.] 
 
  Like  a  poor  prisoner  in  his  twisted  gyves.  --Shak. 
 
  With  gyves  upon  his  wrist.  --Hood. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  give 
  n  :  the  elasticity  of  something  that  can  be  stretched  and 
  returns  to  its  original  length  [syn:  {spring},  {springiness}] 
  v  1:  cause  to  have  in  the  abstract  sense  or  physical  sense:  "She 
  gave  him  a  black  eye";  "The  draft  gave  me  a  cold" 
  2:  be  the  cause  or  source  of  "He  gave  me  a  lot  of  trouble"; 
  "Our  meeting  afforded  much  interesting  information"  [syn: 
  {yield},  {afford}] 
  3:  transfer  possession  of  something  concrete  or  abstract  to 
  somebody;  "I  gave  her  my  money";  "can  you  give  me 
  lessons?"  "She  gave  the  children  lots  of  love  and  tender 
  loving  care"  [ant:  {take}] 
  4:  convey  or  reveal  information;  "Give  one's  name" 
  5:  convey,  as  of  a  compliment,  regards,  attention,  etc.; 
  bestow;  "Don't  pay  him  any  mind";  "give  the  orders";  "Give 
  him  my  best  regards";  "pay  attention"  [syn:  {pay}] 
  6:  organize  or  be  responsible  for  "hold  a  reception,"  "have, 
  throw,  or  make  a  party",  "give  a  course",  etc  [syn:  {hold}, 
  {throw},  {have},  {make}] 
  7:  convey  or  communicate;  of  a  smile,  a  look  a  physical 
  gesture;  "Throw  a  glance";  "She  gave  me  a  dirty  look" 
  [syn:  {throw}] 
  8:  give  as  a  present;  make  a  gift  of  "What  will  you  give  her 
  for  her  birthday?"  [syn:  {gift},  {present}] 
  9:  bring  about  "His  two  singles  gave  the  team  the  victory" 
  [syn:  {bring  about},  {yield}] 
  10:  as  in  the  expressions  "give  thought  to";  "give  priority  to", 
  etc  [syn:  {pay},  {devote}] 
  11:  give  or  supply;  "The  cow  brings  in  5  liters  of  milk";  "This 
  year's  crop  yielded  1,000  bushels  of  corn";  "The  cow 
  won't  give  much  milk"  [syn:  {render},  {yield},  {return}, 
  {generate}] 
  12:  tell  give  knowledge;  "give  a  secret  to  the  Russians"  [syn: 
  {impart},  {leave},  {pass  on}] 
  13:  bring  about  "The  trompe  l'oeil-illusion  establishes  depth" 
  [syn:  {establish}] 
  14:  leave  with  give  temporarily:  "Can  I  give  you  my  keys  while 
  I  go  in  the  pool?"  "Can  I  give  you  the  children  for  the 
  weekend?" 
  15:  emit  or  utter;  "Give  a  gulp";  "give  a  yelp" 
  16:  endure  the  loss  of  "He  gave  his  life  for  his  children";  "I 
  gave  two  sons  to  the  war"  [syn:  {sacrifice}] 
  17:  place  into  the  hands  or  custody  of  "Turn  the  files  over  to 
  me  please";  "He  turned  over  the  prisoner  to  his  lawyers" 
  [syn:  {pass},  {hand},  {reach},  {pass  on},  {turn  over}] 
  18:  furnish  or  contribute;  "She  committed  herself  to  the  work  of 
  God";  "give  one's  talents  to  a  good  cause"  [syn:  {dedicate}, 
  {commit},  {devote}] 
  19:  give  as  of  medicine;  "I  gave  him  the  drug" 
  20:  give  or  convey  physically:  "She  gave  him  First  Aid";  "I  gave 
  him  a  punch  in  the  nose"  [syn:  {apply}] 
  21:  bestow;  "give  hommage"  [syn:  {render}] 
  22:  bestow,  esp.  officially;  "grant  a  degree";  "give  a  divorce"; 
  "This  bill  grants  us  new  rights"  [syn:  {grant}] 
  23:  move  in  order  to  make  room  for  someone  for  something  "The 
  park  gave  way  to  a  supermarket";  "`Move  over,'  he  told 
  the  crowd"  [syn:  {move  over},  {give  way},  {ease  up},  {yield}] 
  24:  give  food  to  "Feed  the  starving  children  in  India";  "don't 
  give  the  child  this  tough  meat"  [syn:  {feed},  {grub}] 
  [ant:  {starve}] 
  25:  contribute  to  some  cause  "I  gave  at  the  office"  [syn:  {contribute}, 
  {chip  in},  {kick  in}] 
  26:  break  down  literally  or  metaphorically;  "The  wall 
  collapsed";  "The  business  collapsed";  "The  dam  broke"; 
  "The  roof  collapsed";  "The  wall  gave  in";  "The  roof 
  finally  gave  under  the  weight  of  the  ice"  [syn:  {collapse}, 
  {fall  in},  {cave  in},  {give  way},  {break},  {founder}] 
  27:  estimate  the  duration  or  outcome  of  something  "He  gave  the 
  patient  three  months  to  live";  "I  gave  him  a  very  good 
  chance  at  success" 
  28:  execute  and  deliver;  "Give  bond" 
  29:  deliver  in  exchange  or  recompense:  "I'll  give  you  three 
  books  for  four  CDs" 
  30:  afford  access  to  "the  door  opens  to  the  patio";  "The  French 
  doors  give  onto  a  terrace"  [syn:  {afford},  {open}] 
  31:  present  to  view;  "He  gave  the  sign  to  start" 
  32:  perform  for  an  audience;  "Pollini  is  giving  another  concert 
  in  New  York" 
  33:  be  flexible  under  stress  of  physical  force;  "This  material 
  doesn't  give"  [syn:  {yield}] 
  34:  propose  as  a  toast 
  35:  legal  use:  accord  by  verdict;  "give  a  decision  for  the 
  plaintiff" 
  36:  manifest  or  show  "This  student  gives  promise  of  real 
  creativity";  "The  office  gave  evidence  of  tampering" 
  37:  offer  in  good  faith;  "He  gave  her  his  word" 
  38:  submit  for  consideration,  judgment,  or  use  "give  one's 
  opinion";  'give  an  excuse" 
  39:  guide  or  direct,  as  by  behavior  of  persuasion:  "You  gave  me 
  to  think  that  you  agreed  with  me" 
  40:  allow  to  have  or  take  "I  give  you  two  minutes  to  respond" 
  41:  inflict  as  a  punishment;  "She  gave  the  boy  a  good  spanking"; 
  "The  judge  gave  me  10  years" 
  42:  stop  maintaining  or  insisting  on  of  ideas,  claims,  etc.; 
  "He  abandoned  the  thought  of  asking  for  her  hand  in 
  marriage";  "Both  sides  have  to  give  in  these 
  negociations"  [syn:  {abandon},  {give  up}] 
  43:  occur;  "what  gives?"  (slang) 
  44:  consent  to  engage  in  sexual  intercourse  with  a  man;  "She 
  gave  herself  to  many  men" 
  45:  proffer,  as  of  a  body  part  "She  gave  her  hand  to  her  little 
  sister" 




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