What does permit mean?

Definitions for permit
ˈpɜr mɪtper·mit

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. license, licence, permitnoun

    a legal document giving official permission to do something

  2. license, permission, permitnoun

    the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization

  3. permit, Trachinotus falcatusverb

    large game fish; found in waters of the West Indies

  4. permit, allow, let, countenanceverb

    consent to, give permission

    "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam"

  5. let, allow, permitverb

    make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen

    "This permits the water to rush in"; "This sealed door won't allow the water come into the basement"; "This will permit the rain to run off"

  6. allow, permit, tolerateverb

    allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting

    "We don't allow dogs here"; "Children are not permitted beyond this point"; "We cannot tolerate smoking in the hospital"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Permitverb

    to consent to; to allow or suffer to be done; to tolerate; to put up with

    Etymology: [Cf. Sp. palamida a kind of scombroid fish.]

  2. Permitverb

    to grant (one) express license or liberty to do an act; to authorize; to give leave; -- followed by an infinitive

    Etymology: [Cf. Sp. palamida a kind of scombroid fish.]

  3. Permitverb

    to give over; to resign; to leave; to commit

    Etymology: [Cf. Sp. palamida a kind of scombroid fish.]

  4. Permitverb

    to grant permission; to allow

    Etymology: [Cf. Sp. palamida a kind of scombroid fish.]

  5. Permitnoun

    warrant; license; leave; permission; specifically, a written license or permission given to a person or persons having authority; as, a permit to land goods subject to duty

    Etymology: [Cf. Sp. palamida a kind of scombroid fish.]

Freebase

  1. Permit

    The permit, Trachinotus falcatus, is a game fish of the western Atlantic ocean belonging to the Carangidae family. Adults feed on crabs, shrimp, and smaller fish. Two submarines of the United States Navy were named USS Permit in its honor, in keeping with the "denizens of the deep" theme of submarine names that prevailed before the 1971 naming of USS Los Angeles.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Permit

    per-mit′, v.t. to give leave to: to allow to be or to be done: to afford means: to give opportunity:—pr.p. permit′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. permit′ted.n. (per′mit) a written permission, esp. from a custom-house officer to remove goods.—n. Permissibil′ity.—adj. Permiss′ible, that may be permitted: allowable.—adv. Permiss′ibly.—n. Permis′sion, act of permitting: liberty granted: allowance.—adj. Permiss′ive, granting permission or liberty: allowing: granted: not hindered.—adv. Permiss′ively, by permission, without prohibition.—ns. Permit′tance, permission; Permittēē′, one to whom permission is granted; Permit′ter, one who permits.—Permissive Bill, a measure embodying the principles of local option for the regulation of the liquor traffic; Permissive laws, laws that permit certain things without enforcing anything. [L. permittĕre, -missum, to let pass through—per, through, mittĕre, to send.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. permit

    A license to sell goods that have paid the duties or excise.

Editors Contribution

  1. permit

    An official document giving permission.

    The market permit is sufficient for the traders to have when requested.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020  
  2. permit

    To allow.

    They did permit using the lake for swimming in specific areas.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 1, 2020  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'permit' in Verbs Frequency: #431

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of permit in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of permit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of permit in a Sentence

  1. Richard Hill:

    The building inspector went out and looked at it, and gave them a notice, they went back and the owners still didn’t have a permit, so they gave them a warning. The city did its job.

  2. Paul Callan:

    It is highly unlikely that the courts would permit the state to withhold funding from school districts which insist on masking children as a necessary health measure particularly when the CDC recommends masking.

  3. Tom Collier:

    Everybody that's been listening to the Pebble debate for 10 years thinks I'm lying, but I've got an ace up my sleeve and it is this permitting process. It is the truth-testing process. I'm if we're not telling the truth, we don't get a permit.

  4. Association President Tom King:

    We decided that we were going to try to change that and make sure that New York state residents who want a pistol permit or a concealed carry permit are given the same protections under the law that everybody else in the other 42 states are given.

  5. Ben Cloutier:

    HB 99 also provides a permit to illegal immigrants, called a driving authorization card, that cannot be used for federal identification purposes.

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