Definitions for give

Definitions for (noun) give

Main entry: spring, springiness, give

Definition: the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length

Definitions for (verb) give

Main entry: give

Definition: proffer (a body part)

Usage: She gave her hand to her little sister

Main entry: give

Definition: consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man

Usage: She gave herself to many men

Main entry: give

Definition: occur

Usage: what gives?

Main entry: give

Definition: estimate the duration or outcome of something

Usage: He gave the patient three months to live; I gave him a very good chance at success

Main entry: devote, pay, give

Definition: dedicate

Usage: give thought to; give priority to; pay attention to

Main entry: give

Definition: inflict as a punishment

Usage: She gave the boy a good spanking; The judge gave me 10 years

Main entry: give

Definition: allow to have or take

Usage: I give you two minutes to respond

Main entry: give

Definition: guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion

Usage: You gave me to think that you agreed with me

Main entry: give

Definition: submit for consideration, judgment, or use

Usage: give one's opinion; give an excuse

Main entry: give, dedicate, consecrate, devote, commit

Definition: give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause

Usage: She committed herself to the work of God; give one's talents to a good cause; consecrate your life to the church

Main entry: give

Definition: offer in good faith

Usage: He gave her his word

Main entry: give

Definition: manifest or show

Usage: This student gives promise of real creativity; The office gave evidence of tampering

Main entry: give, throw

Definition: convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture

Usage: Throw a glance; She gave me a dirty look

Main entry: pay, give

Definition: convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow

Usage: Don't pay him any mind; give the orders; Give him my best regards; pay attention

Main entry: give, render

Definition: bestow

Usage: give homage; render thanks

Main entry: give

Definition: accord by verdict

Usage: give a decision for the plaintiff

Main entry: give

Definition: propose

Usage: He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party

Main entry: feed, give

Definition: give food to

Usage: Feed the starving children in India; don't give the child this tough meat

Main entry: yield, give

Definition: be flexible under stress of physical force

Usage: This material doesn't give

Main entry: give, return, render, generate, yield

Definition: give or supply

Usage: The cow brings in 5 liters of milk; This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn; The estate renders some revenue for the family

Main entry: yield, give

Definition: cause to happen or be responsible for

Usage: His two singles gave the team the victory

Main entry: establish, give

Definition: bring about

Usage: The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth

Main entry: give

Definition: perform for an audience

Usage: Pollini is giving another concert in New York

Main entry: give

Definition: present to view

Usage: He gave the sign to start

Main entry: make, have, hold, give, throw

Definition: organize or be responsible for

Usage: hold a reception; have, throw, or make a party; give a course

Main entry: move over, ease up, give, give way, yield

Definition: move in order to make room for someone for something

Usage: The park gave way to a supermarket; `Move over,' he told the crowd

Main entry: founder, fall in, break, cave in, collapse, give, give way

Definition: break down, literally or metaphorically

Usage: The wall collapsed; The business collapsed; The dam broke; The roof collapsed; The wall gave in; The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice

Main entry: give

Definition: transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

Usage: I gave her my money; can you give me lessons?; She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care

Main entry: give

Definition: leave with; give temporarily

Usage: Can I give you my keys while I go in the pool?; Can I give you the children for the weekend?

Main entry: gift, give, present

Definition: give as a present; make a gift of

Usage: What will you give her for her birthday?

Main entry: hand, give, reach, pass, pass on, turn over

Definition: place into the hands or custody of

Usage: hand me the spoon, please; Turn the files over to me, please; He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers

Main entry: give

Definition: convey or reveal information

Usage: Give one's name

Main entry: give, impart, pass on, leave

Definition: transmit (knowledge or skills)

Usage: give a secret to the Russians; leave your name and address here; impart a new skill to the students

Main entry: contribute, give, kick in, chip in

Definition: contribute to some cause

Usage: I gave at the office

Main entry: apply, give

Definition: give or convey physically

Usage: She gave him First Aid; I gave him a punch in the nose

Main entry: give

Definition: give (as medicine)

Usage: I gave him the drug

Main entry: give

Definition: cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense

Usage: She gave him a black eye; The draft gave me a cold

Main entry: give, grant

Definition: bestow, especially officially

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

Main entry: yield, afford, give

Definition: be the cause or source of

Usage: He gave me a lot of trouble; Our meeting afforded much interesting information

Main entry: sacrifice, give

Definition: endure the loss of

Usage: He gave his life for his children; I gave two sons to the war

Main entry: give, afford, open

Definition: afford access to

Usage: the door opens to the patio; The French doors give onto a terrace

Main entry: give

Definition: deliver in exchange or recompense

Usage: I'll give you three books for four CDs

Main entry: give

Definition: emit or utter

Usage: Give a gulp; give a yelp

Main entry: give

Definition: execute and deliver

Usage: Give bond

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