Definitions for givenˈgɪv ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

giv•enˈgɪv ən(v.)

  1. Ref: pp. of give .

  2. (adj.)stated, fixed, or specified:

    at a given time.

  3. inclined; disposed; prone (often fol. by to):

    given to making snide remarks.

  4. bestowed as a gift; conferred.

  5. assigned as a basis of calculation or reasoning:

    a given diameter.

  6. (on official documents) executed and delivered as of the date shown.

  7. (prep.)taking into account some fact, condition, factor, etc.; considering:

    Given how hard the test was, I'm not surprised she failed.

  8. (n.)an established fact, condition, factor, etc.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Princeton's WordNet

  1. given, presumption, precondition(adj)

    an assumption that is taken for granted

  2. given, granted(adj)

    acknowledged as a supposition

    "given the engine's condition, it is a wonder that it started"

  3. apt(p), disposed(p), given(p), minded(p), tending(p)(adj)

    (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward

    "he is apt to ignore matters he considers unimportant"; "I am not minded to answer any questions"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. given(adjective)ˈgɪv ən

    that can be specifically named; = particular

    Patients wrote down what they ate on a given day.

  2. given(preposition)ˈgɪv ən

    assuming or because sth is true

    Given that we don't have much time, I think we should start now.

  3. given(noun)ˈgɪv ən

    sth that can be assumed to be true

    His loyalty is a given.


  1. given(Noun)

    A condition that is assumed to be true without further evaluation.

  2. given(Adjective)

    Already arranged.

  3. given(Adjective)

    Currently discussed, particular, specific.

  4. given(Preposition)

    Considering; taking into account.

    Given the current situation, I don't think that's possible.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Given

    of Give

  2. Given

    p. p. & a. from Give, v

  3. Given

    granted; assumed; supposed to be known; set forth as a known quantity, relation, or premise

  4. Given

    disposed; inclined; -- used with an adv.; as, virtuously given

  5. Given(adverb)

    stated; fixed; as, in a given time

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'given' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #219

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'given' in Written Corpus Frequency: #415

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'given' in Adjectives Frequency: #426

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary



to do a job at a given time.

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