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giving


  3  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  Giving  \Giv"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  bestowing  as  a  gift;  a  conferring  or  imparting. 
 
  2.  A  gift;  a  benefaction.  [R.]  --Pope. 
 
  3.  The  act  of  softening,  breaking,  or  yielding.  ``Upon  the 
  first  giving  of  the  weather.''  --Addison. 
 
  {Giving  in},  a  falling  inwards;  a  collapse. 
 
  {Giving  out},  anything  uttered  or  asserted;  an  outgiving. 
 
  His  givings  out  were  of  an  infinite  distance  From 
  his  true  meant  design.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  giving 
  adj  :  given  or  giving  freely;  "was  a  big  tipper";  "the  bounteous 
  goodness  of  God";  "bountiful  compliments";  "a 
  freehanded  host";  "a  handsome  allowance";  "Saturday's 
  child  is  loving  and  giving";  "a  liberal  backer  of  the 
  arts";  "a  munificent  gift";  "her  fond  and  openhanded 
  grandfather"  [syn:  {big},  {bighearted},  {bounteous},  {bountiful}, 
  {freehanded},  {handsome},  {liberal},  {openhanded}] 
  n  1:  the  act  of  giving  [syn:  {gift}] 
  2:  the  imparting  of  news  or  promises  etc.;  "he  gave  us  the  news 
  and  made  a  great  show  of  the  giving";  "giving  his  word  of 
  honor  seemed  to  come  too  easily" 
  3:  disposing  of  property  by  voluntary  transfer  without 
  receiving  value  in  return 




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