What does Grant mean?

Definitions for Grant
grænt, grɑntgrant

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. grantnoun

    any monetary aid

  2. grant, subsidization, subsidisationnoun

    the act of providing a subsidy

  3. grant, assignmentnoun

    (law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance

  4. Grant, Duncan Grant, Duncan James Corrow Grantnoun

    Scottish painter; cousin of Lytton Strachey and member of the Bloomsbury Group (1885-1978)

  5. Grant, Cary Grantnoun

    United States actor (born in England) who was the elegant leading man in many films (1904-1986)

  6. Grant, Ulysses Grant, Ulysses S. Grant, Ulysses Simpson Grant, Hiram Ulysses Grant, President Grantnoun

    18th President of the United States; commander of the Union armies in the American Civil War (1822-1885)

  7. concession, grantnoun

    a contract granting the right to operate a subsidiary business

    "he got the beer concession at the ball park"

  8. grantverb

    a right or privilege that has been granted

  9. allow, grantverb

    let have

    "grant permission"; "Mandela was allowed few visitors in prison"

  10. award, grantverb

    give as judged due or on the basis of merit

    "the referee awarded a free kick to the team"; "the jury awarded a million dollars to the plaintiff";"Funds are granted to qualified researchers"

  11. concede, yield, grantverb

    be willing to concede

    "I grant you this much"

  12. accord, allot, grantverb

    allow to have

    "grant a privilege"

  13. grant, giveverb

    bestow, especially officially

    "grant a degree"; "give a divorce"; "This bill grants us new rights"

  14. concede, yield, cede, grantverb

    give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another

  15. grant, deed oververb

    transfer by deed

    "grant land"


  1. Grantnoun

    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. Grants for research and other purposes are given usually by government agencies, charitable foundations, or industrial organizations.


  1. grantnoun

    The act of granting; a bestowing or conferring; concession; allowance; permission.

  2. grantnoun

    The yielding or admission of something in dispute.

  3. grantnoun

    The thing or property granted; a gift; a boon.

    I got a grant from the government to study archeology in Egypt.

  4. grantnoun

    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.

  5. grantnoun

    An application for a grant .

  6. grantverb

    To give over; to make conveyance of; to give the possession or title of; to convey; -- usually in answer to petition.

  7. grantverb

    To bestow or confer, with or without compensation, particularly in answer to prayer or request; to give.

  8. grantverb

    To admit as true what is not yet satisfactorily proved; to yield belief to; to allow; to yield; to concede.

  9. grantverb

    To assent; to consent.

  10. Grantnoun

    and a Scottish clan name, from a nickname meaning "large".

  11. Grantnoun

    An English surname and a Scottish clan name, from a nickname meaning "large".

  12. Grantnoun

    A male given name transferred from the surname.

  13. Grantnoun

    A town in Marshall County, Alabama, United States.

  14. Grantnoun

    An unincorporated community in Inyo County, California, United States.

  15. Grantnoun

    An unincorporated community in Park County, Colorado, United States.

  16. Grantnoun

    A small city in Montgomery County, Iowa, United States.

  17. Grantnoun

    A small city in Newaygo County, Michigan, United States.

  18. Grantnoun

    A city in Washington County, Minnesota, United States.

  19. Grantnoun

    A small city, the county seat of Perkins County, Nebraska, United States.

  20. Grantnoun

    An unincorporated community in Hardin County, Ohio, United States.

  21. Grantnoun

    An unincorporated community in Mason County, Washington, United States.

  22. Grantnoun

    A town in Clark County, Wisconsin, United States.

  23. Grantnoun

    A town in Dunn County, Wisconsin, United States.

  24. Grantnoun

    A town in Monroe County, Wisconsin, United States.

  25. Grantnoun

    A town in Portage County, Wisconsin, United States.

  26. Grantnoun

    A town in Rusk County, Wisconsin, United States.

  27. Grantnoun

    A town in Shawano County, Wisconsin, United States.

  28. Etymology: From granten, graunten, grantien, grauntien, from granter, graunter, from granter, graunter, grantier, greanter, from a merger of garantir, guarantir and earlier cranter, craanter, creanter, from an assumed, from credere. More at guarantee, credit.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Grantnoun

    Etymology: from the verb.

    Courtiers justle for a grant,
    And when they break their friendship plead their want. Dry.

    All the whole land is the queen’s, unless there be some grant of any part thereof, to be shewed from her majesty. Edmund Spenser, State of Ireland.

    But of this so large a grant, we are content not to take advantage. Richard Hooker, b. iii. s. 11.

    This grant destroys all you have urg’d before. Dryden.

  2. To GRANTverb

    Etymology: from garantir, French, Franciscus Junius and Stephen Skinner; perhaps, as John Minsheu thinks, from gratuito, or rather from gratia or gratificor.

    They gather out of Scripture general rules to be followed in making laws; and so, in effect, they plainly grant, that we ourselves may lawfully make laws for the church. Richard Hooker.

    Grant that the fates have firm’d, by their decree,
    The Trojan race to reign in Italy. John Dryden, Æn. b. vii.

    Suppose, which yet I grant not, thy desire
    A moment elder than my rival fire,
    Can chance of seeing first thy title prove? Dryden.

    If he be one indifferent as to the present rebellion, they may take it for granted his complaint is the rage of a disappointed man. Joseph Addison, Freeholder.

    The God of Israel grant thee thy petition that thou hast asked of him. 1 Sa. xvii.

    Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life. Acts xiii. 18.

    Did’st thou not kill this king?
    ———— I grant ye.
    —— Do’st grant me, hedgehog? Then God grant me too,
    Thou may’st be damned for that wicked deed. William Shakespeare, R. III.

    He heard, and granted half his prayer;
    The rest the winds dispers’d. Alexander Pope.


  1. grant

    A grant is a sum of money or other resources given by a government, organization, or individual, often for a specific purpose, such as research, charity, education, or business development. This financial aid does not need to be repaid and is typically awarded on the basis of need, merit, or a proposal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grantverb

    to give over; to make conveyance of; to give the possession or title of; to convey; -- usually in answer to petition

  2. Grantverb

    to bestow or confer, with or without compensation, particularly in answer to prayer or request; to give

  3. Grantverb

    to admit as true what is not yet satisfactorily proved; to yield belief to; to allow; to yield; to concede

  4. Grantverb

    to assent; to consent

  5. Grantverb

    the act of granting; a bestowing or conferring; concession; allowance; permission

  6. Grantverb

    the yielding or admission of something in dispute

  7. Grantverb

    the thing or property granted; a gift; a boon

  8. Grantverb

    a transfer of property by deed or writing; especially, au 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

  9. Etymology: [OE. grant, graunt, OF. graant, creant, promise, assurance. See Grant, v. t.]


  1. Grant

    Grants are non-repayable funds disbursed by one party, often a government department, corporation, foundation or trust, to a recipient, often a nonprofit entity, educational institution, business or an individual. In order to receive a grant, some form of "Grant Writing" often referred to as either a proposal or an application is usually required. Most grants are made to fund a specific project and require some level of compliance and reporting. The grant writing process involves an applicant submitting a proposal to a potential funder, either on the applicant's own initiative or in response to a Request for Proposal from the funder. Other grants can be given to individuals, such as victims of natural disasters or individuals who seek to open a small business. Sometimes grant makers require grant seekers to have some form of tax-exempt status, be a registered nonprofit organization or a local government. For example, tiered funding for a freeway are very large grants negotiated at government policy level. However smaller grants may be provided by a government agency. Project-related funding involving governments, business, communities, and individuals is often arranged by application either in writing or online.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Grant

    grant, v.t. to bestow or give over: to give possession of: to admit as true what is not yet proved: to concede.—v.i. (Shak.) to consent.—n. a bestowing: something bestowed, an allowance: a gift: (Eng. law) conveyance of property by deed.—adj. Grant′able.—ns. Grantēē′ (law), the person to whom a grant, gift, or conveyance is made; Grant′er, Grant′or (law), the person by whom a grant or conveyance is made.—Take for granted, to presuppose as certainly true. [O. Fr. graanter, craanter, creanter, to promise, as if from a Low L. credentāre—L. credĕre, to believe.]

Editors Contribution

  1. grant

    To allocate a specific amount of money as a goodwill act.

    The grant system was efficient and effective.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

  2. grant

    To give authority to.

    The people are granted freedom as its known what causes them to be at that location.

    Submitted by MaryC on August 31, 2020  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. GRANT

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Grant is ranked #196 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Grant surname appeared 142,277 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 48 would have the surname Grant.

    55.3% or 78,765 total occurrences were White.
    37.9% or 53,937 total occurrences were Black.
    2.7% or 3,970 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.3% or 3,344 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1% or 1,537 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 740 total occurrences were Asian.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Grant' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2761

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Grant' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1905

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Grant' in Nouns Frequency: #797

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Grant' in Verbs Frequency: #303

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Grant in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Grant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Grant in a Sentence

  1. Ken Paxton:

    As federal courts have already ruled three times, there are limits to the President's authority, and those limits enacted by Congress were exceeded when the President unilaterally sought to grant 'lawful presence' to more than 4 million unauthorized aliens who are in this country unlawfully, the Court should affirm what President Obama said himself on more than 20 occasions: that he cannot unilaterally rewrite congressional laws and circumvent the people's representatives.

  2. The Department of Transportation:

    This TIGER grant will provide funding to improve bicycling, walking, and general transit conditions for pedestrians and motorists in downtown L?hu’e, additionally, Rice Street, Ho’olako Street, and Pua’ole/Malae will undergo improvements to enhance the overall user experience including the addition of new sidewalks, the creation of a shared use path for bicyclists and pedestrians, and the conversion of an existing street into a bicycle boulevard.

  3. Reinhold Niebuhr:

    God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

  4. William Howard Taft:

    The President can exercise no power which cannot be fairly and reasonably traced to some specific grant of power in the Federal Constitution or in an act of Congress passed in pursuance thereof. There is no undefined residuum of power which he can exercise because it seems to him to be in the public interest.

  5. Cindy De La Hoz:

    Sophia’s great rival in Italy wasGina Lollobrigida, so when he introduced himself, he called her Ms. Lolloren. He basically muddled their names as a joke. But she did n’t get it. So they had a bit of an awkward start. But they became friends and that led to a more romantic involvement. [ However ], she was [ already ] romantically involved with [ Italian film producer ] Carlo Ponti, but their situation was very, very complicated. Divorce was illegal in Italy at that time and Carlo Ponti was already married … She was very frustrated at the time. So she fell into this romance with Cary Grant.

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  • schválit, poskytnout, grant, uznat, připustit, udělitCzech
  • erteilen, bewilligen, gewährenGerman
  • subvención, beca, patrocinio, concederSpanish
  • اعطا کردنPersian
  • myöntyä, suostua, avustus, suostuminen, apuraha, suoda, myöntyminen, myöntääFinnish
  • accorderFrench
  • grantarIdo
  • 授与, 叶える, 認める, 認可, 譲渡Japanese
  • whakaheiMāori
  • verlenen, toegevenDutch
  • innrømmelse, tildele, innvilge, innrømme, overgi, overføring, donasjon, tildelingNorwegian
  • concessão, conceder, subvençãoPortuguese
  • допуск, предоставление, допустить, субсидия, согласиться, жаловать, выдать, предоставить, предоставлять, грант, согласие, уступка, соглашаться, выдавать, допускать, пожаловатьRussian
  • dhurojAlbanian
  • beviljaSwedish
  • ihsan etmek, vermek, bahşetmek, bağışlamakTurkish
  • שענקעןYiddish
  • 發放Chinese

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