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

How to pronounce permit?

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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. Roger Bannister:

    This--this was what made life a moment of quiet, the water falling in the fountain, the girl's voice...a moment of captured beauty. He who is truly wise will never permit such moments to escape.

  2. James Joyce:

    When the Irishman is found outside of Ireland in another environment, he very often becomes a respected man. The economic and intellectual conditions that prevail in his own country do not permit the development of individuality. No one who has any self-respect stays in Ireland, but flees afar as though from a country that has undergone the visitation of an angered Jove.

  3. Neil Gorsuch:

    I pledge to each of you and to the American people that, if confirmed, I will do all my powers permit to be a faithful servant of the Constitution and laws of our great nation.

  4. Alamos CEO John McCluskey:

    We've already paid for it ... As part of the forestry permit, we have paid about $5 million (and) a big component of that fee is to pay for reforestation, in six and a half years, the whole focus of this area will be to replant. And in a decade, maybe a bit more than that, it will look like a forest again.

  5. Ranjana Deswal:

    Their taxis on all-India permit have been ferrying customers point-to-point in Delhi in violation of the rules.

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    a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)
    • A. substitute
    • B. match
    • C. ransom
    • D. purse

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