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Dictionary Definition



1 any monetary aid
2 the act of providing a subsidy [syn: subsidization, subsidisation]
3 (law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance [syn: assignment]
4 Scottish painter; cousin of Lytton Strachey and member of the Bloomsbury Group (1885-1978) [syn: Duncan Grant, Duncan James Corrow Grant]
5 United States actor (born in England) who was the elegant leading man in many films (1904-1986) [syn: Cary Grant]
6 18th President of the United States; commander of the Union armies in the American Civil War (1822-1885) [syn: Ulysses Grant, Ulysses S. Grant, Ulysses Simpson Grant, Hiram Ulysses Grant, President Grant]
7 a contract granting the right to operate a subsidiary business; "he got the beer concession at the ball park" [syn: concession]
8 a right or privilege that has been granted


1 let have; "grant permission"; "Mandela was allowed few visitors in prison" [syn: allow] [ant: deny]
2 give on the basis of merit; "Funds are granted to qualified researchers" [syn: award]
3 be willing to concede; "I grant you this much" [syn: concede, yield]
4 allow to have; "grant a privilege" [syn: accord, allot]
5 bestow, especially officially; "grant a degree"; "give a divorce"; "This bill grants us new rights" [syn: give]
6 give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another [syn: concede, yield, cede]
7 transfer by deed; "grant land" [syn: deed over]

User Contributed Dictionary

see Grant



  • (UK) /gɹɑːnt/, /gr\A:nt/
  • (US) /gɹænt/, /gr\

Extensive Definition

Grant may refer to:




United Kingdom

  • Soy (also known as Grantown), Strathspey, Scotland
  • Castle Grant, 1.5 miles North of Grantown-on-Spey, Scotland


Military History



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grant in Korean: 그랜트
grant in Italian: Grant
grant in Hebrew: גרנט
grant in Dutch: Grant
grant in Japanese: グラント
grant in Polish: Grant (ujednoznacznienie)
grant in Slovenian: Grant
grant in Volapük: Grant
grant in Chinese: 格兰特

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