What does permit mean?

Definitions for permit
ˈpɜr mɪtper·mit

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word permit.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. license, licence, permit(noun)

    a legal document giving official permission to do something

  2. license, permission, permit(noun)

    the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization

  3. permit, Trachinotus falcatus(verb)

    large game fish; found in waters of the West Indies

  4. permit, allow, let, countenance(verb)

    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, permit(verb)

    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, tolerate(verb)

    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. Permit(verb)

    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. Permit(verb)

    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. Permit(verb)

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

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

  4. Permit(verb)

    to grant permission; to allow

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

  5. Permit(noun)

    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  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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How to say permit in sign language?

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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. Pope Francis:

    It is with the heaviest of hearts but with complete conviction for Charlie’s best interests that I find it is in Charlie’s best interests that I accede to these applications and rule that Great Ormond Street Hospital may lawfully withdraw all treatment save for palliative care to permit Charlie to die with dignity.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Genuine love loves all and sundry without conditions, it loves without expectations and it loves without complaints. In other words, genuine love is ever patient and tireless (it bears or tolerates all flaws, mistakes, short- comings, weaknesses, insults or disappointments) come what may. That is to say, true love is complaisant in nature (it is willing to please others). I mean, it is not self-seeking (it has the best interest of others at heart). Moreover, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances. Besides, it endures all (everything and everyone) without weakening. Also, true love does no wrong to anyone (it never hurts anybody). Conclusively, genuine love lasts perpetually and never for a short while. Oh! yes, that is just the qualities of true love. So, permit me to tell you this, anything less than the above qualities is not a genuine love at all. Anyway, do quote me right or rather you can say I said so. ~Emeasoba George

  3. Steven Peikin:

    We can't permit the crisis to be used as a cover for gamesmanship.

  4. Katerina Stefanidi:

    The IOC put us in a difficult position. How can we train in these conditions and these health risks, the stadiums have been closed for a week. Tomorrow we may get a special permit to get in and train. But how can you train there, touching the same equipment and surfaces. And what about team sports, or gymnastics, or swimming.

  5. Microsoft President Brad Smith:

    We need to start teasing this issue apart, to understand it better and move just beyond a binary conversation of : permit it or ban it, and think about : what is the right way to regulate it ?

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