give, spring, springiness(verb)
the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
"She gave him a black eye"; "The draft gave me a cold"
yield, give, afford(verb)
be the cause or source of
"He gave me a lot of trouble"; "Our meeting afforded much interesting information"
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"
convey or reveal information
"Give one's name"
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"
hold, throw, have, make, give(verb)
organize or be responsible for
"hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course"
convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture
"Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look"
give, gift, present(verb)
give as a present; make a gift of
"What will you give her for her birthday?"
cause to happen or be responsible for
"His two singles gave the team the victory"
give, pay, devote(verb)
"give thought to"; "give priority to"; "pay attention to"
render, yield, return, give, generate(verb)
give or supply
"The cow brings in 5 liters of milk"; "This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn"; "The estate renders some revenue for the family"
impart, leave, give, pass on(verb)
transmit (knowledge or skills)
"give a secret to the Russians"; "leave your name and address here"; "impart a new skill to the students"
"The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth"
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?"
emit or utter
"Give a gulp"; "give a yelp"
endure the loss of
"He gave his life for his children"; "I gave two sons to the war"
pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, give(verb)
place into the hands or custody of
"hand me the spoon, please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"
give, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devote(verb)
give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
"She committed herself to the work of God"; "give one's talents to a good cause"; "consecrate your life to the church"
give (as medicine)
"I gave him the drug"
give or convey physically
"She gave him First Aid"; "I gave him a punch in the nose"
"give homage"; "render thanks"
bestow, especially officially
"grant a degree"; "give a divorce"; "This bill grants us new rights"
move over, give way, give, ease up, yield(verb)
move in order to make room for someone for something
"The park gave way to a supermarket"; "`Move over,' he told the crowd"
give food to
"Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat"
contribute, give, chip in, kick in(verb)
contribute to some cause
"I gave at the office"
collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder(verb)
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"
estimate the duration or outcome of something
"He gave the patient three months to live"; "I gave him a very good chance at success"
execute and deliver
deliver in exchange or recompense
"I'll give you three books for four CDs"
afford, open, give(verb)
afford access to
"the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace"
present to view
"He gave the sign to start"
perform for an audience
"Pollini is giving another concert in New York"
be flexible under stress of physical force
"This material doesn't give"
"He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party"
accord by verdict
"give a decision for the plaintiff"
manifest or show
"This student gives promise of real creativity"; "The office gave evidence of tampering"
offer in good faith
"He gave her his word"
submit for consideration, judgment, or use
"give one's opinion"; "give an excuse"
guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion
"You gave me to think that you agreed with me"
allow to have or take
"I give you two minutes to respond"
inflict as a punishment
"She gave the boy a good spanking"; "The judge gave me 10 years"
consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man
"She gave herself to many men"
proffer (a body part)
"She gave her hand to her little sister"
The amount of bending that something undergoes when a force is applied to it.
This chair doesn't have much give.
To transfer one's possession or holding of.
To make a present or gift of.
To yield slightly when a force is applied.
To estimate or predict (a duration or probability for something).
To collapse under pressure or force.
One pillar gave, then more, and suddenly the whole floor pancaked onto the floor below.
To provide, as, a service or a broadcast.
They're giving my favorite show!
To lead (onto or into).
The master bedroom gives onto a spacious balcony.
I gave my word that I'd protect his children.
To provide (something) to someone, to allow or afford.
To cause (a sensation or feeling) to exist in.
To carry out (a physical movement).
To pass (something) into someone's hand or the like.
Origin: given, from gefa 'to give' (compare give, giva), from gebanan (compare West Frisian jaan, Dutch geven, German geben), from ghab(h)- (compare Old Irish gaibim 'I hold', Latin habēre 'to have', Albanian jap,jep 'to give', Lithuanian gabenti 'to take away', gabana 'armful', Polish gabać 'to seize', Sanskrit gabhasti 'hand'). This verb displaced native yiven, yeven, from giefan, gifan. More at gift.
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
to yield possesion of; to deliver over, as property, in exchange for something; to pay; as, we give the value of what we buy
to yield; to furnish; to produce; to emit; as, flint and steel give sparks
to communicate or announce, as advice, tidings, etc.; to pronounce; to render or utter, as an opinion, a judgment, a sentence, a shout, etc
to grant power or license to; to permit; to allow; to license; to commission
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
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
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
to allow or admit by way of supposition
to attribute; to assign; to adjudge
to excite or cause to exist, as a sensation; as, to give offense; to give pleasure or pain
to pledge; as, to give one's word
to cause; to make; -- with the infinitive; as, to give one to understand, to know, etc
to give a gift or gifts
to yield to force or pressure; to relax; to become less rigid; as, the earth gives under the feet
to become soft or moist
to move; to recede
to shed tears; to weep
to have a misgiving
to open; to lead
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Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
giv, v.t. to bestow: to impart: to yield: to grant: to permit: to afford: to furnish: to pay or render, as thanks: to pronounce, as a decision: to show, as a result: to apply, as one's self: to allow or admit.—v.i. to yield to pressure: to begin to melt: to grow soft: to open, or give an opening or view, to lead (with upon, on, into):—pr.p. giv′ing; pa.t. gāve; pa.p. given (giv′n).—p.adj. Giv′en, bestowed: specified: addicted, disposed to: admitted, supposed.—ns. Giv′er, one who gives or bestows; Giv′ing, the act of bestowing: (Shak.) an alleging of what is not real.—Give and take, to give and get fairly, fair measure on both sides; Give birth to, to bring forth: to originate; Give chase, to pursue; Give ear, to listen; Give forth, to emit, to publish; Give ground, place, to give way, to yield; Give in to, to yield assent or obedience to; Give it to one (coll.), to scold or beat anybody severely; Give line, head, rein, &c., to give more liberty or scope—the metaphor from angling and driving; Give one's self away, to betray one's secret by a slip of the tongue, &c.; Give out, to report, to emit; Give over, to cease; Give the lie to, to charge openly with falsehood; Give tongue, to bark; Give up, to abandon; Give way, to fall back, to yield, to withdraw: to begin rowing—usually as a command to a crew. [A.S. giefan; Goth. giban, Ger. geben.]
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British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'give' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #213
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'give' in Written Corpus Frequency: #155
Rank popularity for the word 'give' in Verbs Frequency: #17
The numerical value of give in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of give in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The Emir didn't give me a watch, he didn't give me an ice lolly, he didn't give me anything.
You give little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
You give but little when you give of your posessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
I got nothing, absolutely nothing, the Emir didn't give me a watch, he didn't give me an ice lolly, he didn't give me anything.
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Translations for give
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- منح, يعطي, وهب, أعطىArabic
- падарыць, даць, дарыць, давацьBelarusian
- дам, давамBulgarian
- donarCatalan, Valencian
- darovat, dávat, dátCzech
- датиOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- give efter, giveDanish
- geben, nachgeben, abgebenGerman
- δίνω, υποχωρώGreek
- entregar, donar, darSpanish
- antaa, antaa periksiFinnish
- jaanWestern Frisian
- thoir, tabhairScottish Gaelic
- bayHaitian Creole
- 差し上げる, あげる, くれる, 下さるJapanese
- ჩუქება, მიცემაGeorgian
- ឲ្យ, អោយKhmer
- 주다, 드리다Korean
- dan, دانKurdish
- dare, doLatin
- ໃຫ້, ມອບLao
- попушта, даваMacedonian
- overhandigen, gevenDutch
- skjenke, overrekke, gi, gi etter, overlateNorwegian
- yítłeeh, yíłjooł, yíjááh, yíłteeh, yílé, yíʼááh, yítįįh, yíłtsóós, yínííł, yíkaah, yíyeehNavajo, Navaho
- dać, przekazać, dawaćPolish
- quy, churayQuechua
- пода́ться, дари́ть, дава́ть, подари́ть, датьRussian
- дати, dati, davati, даватиSerbo-Croatian
- දෙනවාSinhala, Sinhalese
- dávať, daťSlovak
- dati, podaritiSlovene
- ge, ge efterSwedish
- дарувати, давати, подарувати, датиUkrainian
- bayî, dinerWalloon
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