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Definitions for Given
ˈgɪv əngiv·en

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Given.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. given, presumption, preconditionadjective

    an assumption that is taken for granted

  2. given, grantedadjective

    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)adjective

    (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward

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


  1. givennoun

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

  2. givenadjective

    Already arranged.

  3. givenadjective

    Currently discussed, particular, specific.

  4. givenpreposition

    Considering; taking into account.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Yeven

    for given.

    Wants not a fourth grace to make the dance even?
    Let that room to my lady be yeven;
    She shall be a grace,
    To fill the fourth place,
    And reign with the rest in heaven. Edmund Spenser.


  1. Given

    A given is a statement or a condition assumed to be true or known, often to explain or give an example of something; for related topics, see:


  1. given

    Given is an adjective used to introduce information or a condition that is assumed to be true or known beforehand. It refers to something that is provided or presented as a starting point for further discussion, analysis, or action. It implies that the information or condition being given is not new or unfamiliar but rather already established or given as a fact or premise.

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. Givenadverb

    stated; fixed; as, in a given time

Editors Contribution

  1. givenverb

    Verb form of the word give.

    They were given so much love on arrival, they wanted to remain.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 12, 2020  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. GIVEN

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Given is ranked #8784 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Given surname appeared 3,733 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Given.

    92.3% or 3,448 total occurrences were White.
    3.1% or 116 total occurrences were Black.
    1.9% or 72 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.2% or 47 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 29 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.5% or 21 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Given in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Given in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Given in a Sentence

  1. Josh King Madrid:

    You don’t need to state the obvious by saying things like “success is the only option”. It’s a given. No other options even exist.

  2. Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi:

    We've agreed to start looking into ways to cut emissions further than the 2015 promise ... I believe, given various constraints we face, what we are submitting is the best possible outcome.

  3. Jim Courier:

    For the first time in many years Nadal will not be the favorite going into Roland Garros, that role is now firmly occupied by Novak Djokovic. Nadal is less vulnerable in Paris, given the best of five-set format which allows him more time to problem solve but there are now guys in the locker room who see him as an opportunity rather than an immovable obstacle.

  4. Democratic Rep. Chris Pappas:

    Given the situation on the ground, we should keep U.S. military and diplomatic personnel in Kabul to ensure a full and safe evacuation. We cannot turn our backs on Afghan partners who fought alongside our service members for two decades, and we absolutely cannot risk leaving any American behind who wishes to leave.

  5. Brian Kleinhanzl of KBW:

    Given the high amount of uncertainty in the economy, it turns out you can come up with multiple scenarios and they are all reasonable and supportable.

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    brought into agreement or cooperation on the side of a faction, party, or cause
    A alternate
    B frantic
    C aligned
    D whirring

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