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giv·en

 (gĭv′ən)
v.
Past participle of give.
adj.
1.
a. Specified; fixed: We will meet at a given time and location.
b. Granted as a supposition; acknowledged or assumed: Given the condition of the engine, it is a wonder that it even starts.
2. Having a tendency; inclined: My neighbor is given to lavish spending.
3. Bestowed as a gift; presented.
n.
Something assumed or taken for granted: "It's a given that the writer of short stories will be keeping his day job" (Donald E. Westlake).

given

(ˈɡɪvən)
vb
the past participle of give
adj
1. (foll by: to) tending (to); inclined or addicted (to)
2. specific or previously stated
3. assumed as a premise
4. (Mathematics) maths known or determined independently: a given volume.
5. (Law) (on official documents) issued or executed, as on a stated date
n
6. an assumed fact
7. (Philosophy) philosophy the supposed raw data of experience. See also sense datum

giv•en

(ˈgɪv ən)

v.
1. pp. of give.
adj.
2. stated, fixed, or specified: at a given time.
3. inclined; disposed; prone (often fol. by to): given to making snide remarks.
4. bestowed as a gift; conferred.
5. assigned as a basis of calculation or reasoning: a given diameter.
6. (on official documents) executed and delivered as of the date shown.
prep.
7. taking into account some fact, condition, factor, etc.; considering: Given how hard the test was, I'm not surprised she failed.
n.
8. an established fact, condition, factor, etc.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.given - an assumption that is taken for granted
supposal, supposition, assumption - a hypothesis that is taken for granted; "any society is built upon certain assumptions"
Adj.1.given - acknowledged as a supposition; "given the engine's condition, it is a wonder that it started"
acknowledged - recognized or made known or admitted; "the acknowledged leader of the community"; "a woman of acknowledged accomplishments"; "his acknowledged error"
2.given - (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward; "he is apt to ignore matters he considers unimportant"; "I am not minded to answer any questions"
inclined - (often followed by `to') having a preference, disposition, or tendency; "wasn't inclined to believe the excuse"; "inclined to be moody"

given

adjective
1. specified, particular, specific, designated, stated, predetermined the number of accidents at this spot in a given period
2. inclined, addicted, disposed, prone, liable I am not very given to emotional displays.

given

adjective
Having or showing a tendency or likelihood:
Translations
مُعَيَّنمُفْتَرضين أنميّال إلى، مولَع ب، مُدْمِن على
danýje-li dánolibovat si vnáchylný kstanovený
bestemtforudsatgivethave for vane
adottmegadott
aî gefnuákveîinn, tiltekinngefinn fyrir
ak je dané
givengivet
belirtilmişeğimliisemeyyalsaptanmış

given

[ˈgɪvn]
A. PP of give
B. ADJ
1. (= fixed) [time, amount] → determinado
on a given dayen un día determinado
at any given timeen cualquier momento dado
2. to be given to doing sthser dado a hacer algo
C. CONJ given (that)dado que ...
given the circumstancesdadas las circunstancias ...
given time, it would be possiblecon el tiempo, sería posible
E. CPD given name N (esp US) → nombre m de pila

given

[ˈgɪvən]
pp of give
adj
(= particular) → donné(e)
at any given time → à quelque moment que ce soit
(= fixed) [date, criteria] → donné(e), déterminé(e)
At the given moment we all clapped → Nous avons tous applaudi au moment convenu.
within the given time → dans les temps impartis
prep (= in view of) → étant donné
given the circumstances ... → étant donné les circonstances ..., vu les circonstances ...
conj
given that ... → étant donné que ...given name n (= first name) → prénom m

given

ptp of give
adj
(with indef art) → bestimmt; (with def art) → angegeben; in a given periodin einem bestimmten Zeitraum; within the given periodim angegebenen Zeitraum
given name (esp US) → Vorname m
(= having inclination) to be given to somethingzu etw neigen; I’m given to doing thatich tue das gern; I’m not given to doing thates ist nicht meine Art, das zu tun; I’m not given to drinking on my ownich habe nicht die Angewohnheit, allein zu trinken
conj given something (= with)vorausgesetzt, man/er etc hat etw, wenn man/er etc etw hat; (= in view of)angesichts einer Sache (gen); given that he … (= in view of the fact)angesichts der Tatsache, dass er …; (= assuming)vorausgesetzt or angenommen, (dass) er …; given time, we can do itvorausgesetzt, wir haben genug Zeit or wenn wir genug Zeit haben, können wir es schaffen; given the chance, I would …wenn ich die Gelegenheit hätte, würde ich …; given these circumstances/conditionsunter diesen Umständen/Voraussetzungen; given these premises you can work out the answeranhand dieser Voraussetzungen kannst du die Lösung finden; given the triangle ABC (Math) → gegeben ist or sei das Dreieck ABC

given

[ˈgɪvn]
1. pp of give
2. adj
a. (fixed, time, amount) → dato/a, determinato/a
b. to be given to doing sthessere incline or propenso/a a fare qc
3. conj given (that) ...ammesso che..., supposto che...
given the circumstances ... → date le circosanze...
given time, it would be possible → se ci fosse tempo, sarebbe possibile

give

(giv) past tense gave (geiv) : past participle ˈgiven verb
1. to cause to have. My aunt gave me a book for Christmas; Can you give me an opinion on this?
2. to produce (something). Cows give milk but horses do not; He gave a talk on his travels.
3. to yield, bend, break etc. This lock looks solid, but it will give under pressure.
4. to organize (some event etc). We're giving a party next week.
noun
the ability to yield or bend under pressure. This chair has a lot of give in it.
ˈgiven adjective
1. stated. to do a job at a given time.
2. (with to) in the habit of (doing) something. He's given to making stupid remarks.
3. taking (something) as a fact. Given that x equals three, x plus two equals five.
given name
(American) a personal or christian name.
give and take
willingness to allow someone something in return for being allowed something oneself.
give away
1. to give etc (something) to someone (eg because one no longer wants it). I'm going to give all my money away.
2. to cause or allow (information etc) to become known usually accidentally. He gave away our hiding-place (noun ˈgive-away: the lingering smell was a give-away).
give back
to return something. She gave me back the book that she borrowed last week.
give in
1. to stop fighting and admit defeat; to yield. The soldiers were outnumbered and gave in to the enemy.
2. to hand or bring (something) to someone (often a person in authority). Do we have to give in our books at the end of the lesson?
give off
to produce. That fire is giving off a lot of smoke.
give or take
allowing for the addition or subtraction of. I weigh sixty-five kilos, give or take a little (= approximately sixty-five kilos).
give out
1. to give, usually to several people. The headmaster's wife gave out the school prizes.
2. to come to an end. My patience gave out.
3. to produce. The fire gave out a lot of heat.
give rise to
to cause. This gives rise to a large number of problems.
give up
1. to stop, abandon. I must give up smoking; They gave up the search.
2. to stop using etc. You'll have to give up cigarettes; I won't give up all my hobbies for you.
3. to hand over (eg oneself or something that one has) to someone else.
4. to devote (time etc) to doing something. He gave up all his time to gardening.
5. (often with as or for) to consider (a person, thing etc) to be. You took so long to arrive that we had almost given you up (for lost).
give way
1. to stop in order to allow eg traffic to pass. Give way to traffic coming from the right.
2. to break, collapse etc under pressure. The bridge will give way any day now.
3. to agree against one's will. I have no intention of giving way to demands like that.
References in classic literature ?
When bills are on the eve of falling due, with not a dollar in hand with which to meet them, it is pretty difficult to learn not to worry, although I think I am learning more and more each year that all worry simply consumes, and to no purpose, just so much physical and mental strength that might otherwise be given to effective work.
Meantime he began to be tired, and hungry too, for he had given away his last penny in his joy at getting the cow.
There is an agreeable turn artfully given them in the relating, that naturally instructs the reader, either one way or other.
And the girl gave them the bread that her grandmother had given her.
It was, indeed, the very bill which Western had given his daughter the night before her departure; and a Jew would have jumped to purchase it at five shillings less than L100.
When the maids had washed and anointed them, and had given them cloaks and shirts, they took their seats at table.
These gelves have given occasion to the report that out of the cocoa-tree alone a ship may be built, fitted out with masts, sails, and cordage, and victualled with bread, water, wine, sugar, vinegar, and oil.
So he caused to be added, that they should have a proportion of corn given them to last them eight months, and for seed to sow, by which time they might be supposed to raise some of their own; that they should have six milch-goats, four he-goats, and six kids given them, as well for present subsistence as for a store; and that they should have tools given them for their work in the fields, but they should have none of these tools or provisions unless they would swear solemnly that they would not hurt or injure any of the Spaniards with them, or of their fellow-Englishmen.
Our loves are not given, but only lent, At compound interest of cent per cent.
Delighted at the thought that he had found so easily both a fortune and a beautiful wife, my brother asked no more questions, but concealing his purse, with the money the lady had given him, in the folds of his dress, he set out joyfully with his guide.
Of a surety, senor, whoever you are, for I know you not, I thank you for the proofs of kindness and courtesy you have shown me, and would I were in a condition to requite with something more than good-will that which you have displayed towards me in the cordial reception you have given me; but my fate does not afford me any other means of returning kindnesses done me save the hearty desire to repay them.
Notice having been given of his intention [of instructing the Indians], Mr.