Grant v. t. [imp. & p. p. Granted; p. pr. & vb. n. Granting.]
1. To give over; to make conveyance of; to give the possession or title of; to convey; -- usually in answer to petition.
Grant me the place of this threshing floor. --1 Chron. xxi. 22.
2. To bestow or confer, with or without compensation, particularly in answer to prayer or request; to give.
Wherefore did God grant me my request. --Milton.
3. To admit as true what is not yet satisfactorily proved; to yield belief to; to allow; to yield; to concede.
Grant that the Fates have firmed by their decree. --Dryden.
Syn:-- To give; confer; bestow; convey; transfer; admit; allow; concede. See Give.
Grant, v. i. To assent; to consent. [Obs.]
1. The act of granting; a bestowing or conferring; concession; allowance; permission.
2. The yielding or admission of something in dispute.
3. The thing or property granted; a gift; a boon. Especially: a sum of money given to an institution, group, or individual for a specific purpose, such as for scientific research; as, he got a million-dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health to study cancer.
Note: Grants for research and other purposes are given usually by government agencies, charitable foundations, or industrial organizations.
4. Law A transfer of property by deed or writing; especially, an appropriation or conveyance made by the government; as, a grant of land or of money; also, the deed or writing by which the transfer is made.
Note: ☞ Formerly, in English law, the term was specifically applied to transfers of incorporeal hereditaments, expectant estates, and letters patent from government and such is its present application in some of the United States. But now, in England the usual mode of transferring realty is by grant; and so, in some of the United States, the term grant is applied to conveyances of every kind of real property.
n 1: any monetary aid
2: the act of providing a subsidy [syn: subsidization, subsidisation]
3: (law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance [syn: assignment]
4: Scottish painter; cousin of Lytton Strachey and member of
the Bloomsbury Group (1885-1978) [syn: Duncan Grant, Duncan
James Corrow Grant]
5: United States actor (born in England) who was the elegant
leading man in many films (1904-1986) [syn: Cary Grant]
6: 18th President of the United States; commander of the Union
armies in the American Civil War (1822-1885) [syn: Ulysses
Grant, Ulysses S. Grant, Ulysses Simpson Grant, Hiram
Ulysses Grant, President Grant]
7: a contract granting the right to operate a subsidiary
business; "he got the beer concession at the ball park"
8: a right or privilege that has been granted
v 1: let have; "grant permission"; "Mandela was allowed few
visitors in prison" [syn: allow] [ant: deny]
2: give on the basis of merit; "Funds are granted to qualified
researchers" [syn: award]
3: be willing to concede; "I grant you this much" [syn: concede,
4: allow to have; "grant a privilege" [syn: accord, allot]
5: bestow, especially officially; "grant a degree"; "give a
divorce"; "This bill grants us new rights" [syn: give]
6: give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control
of another [syn: concede, yield, cede]
7: transfer by deed; "grant land" [syn: deed over]