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NOUN (8)

1. any monetary aid;

2. the act of providing a subsidy;
[syn: grant, subsidization, subsidisation]

3. (law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance;
[syn: grant, assignment]

4. Scottish painter; cousin of Lytton Strachey and member of the Bloomsbury Group (1885-1978);
[syn: Grant, 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: Grant, Cary Grant]

6. 18th President of the United States; commander of the Union armies in the American Civil War (1822-1885);
[syn: Grant, Ulysses Grant, Ulysses S. Grant, Ulysses Simpson Grant, Hiram Ulysses Grant, President Grant]

7. a contract granting the right to operate a subsidiary business;
- Example: "he got the beer concession at the ball park"
[syn: concession, grant]

8. a right or privilege that has been granted;


VERB (7)

1. let have;
- Example: "grant permission"
- Example: "Mandela was allowed few visitors in prison"
[syn: allow, grant]

2. give as judged due or on the basis of merit;
- Example: "the referee awarded a free kick to the team"
- Example: "the jury awarded a million dollars to the plaintiff";"Funds are granted to qualified researchers"
[syn: award, grant]

3. be willing to concede;
- Example: "I grant you this much"
[syn: concede, yield, grant]

4. allow to have;
- Example: "grant a privilege"
[syn: accord, allot, grant]

5. bestow, especially officially;
- Example: "grant a degree"
- Example: "give a divorce"
- Example: "This bill grants us new rights"
[syn: grant, give]

6. give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another;
[syn: concede, yield, cede, grant]

7. transfer by deed;
- Example: "grant land"
[syn: grant, deed over]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grant \Grant\ (gr[.a]nt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Granted; p. pr. & vb. n. Granting.] [OE. graunten, granten, OF. graanter, craanter, creanter, to promise, yield, LL. creantare to promise, assure, for (assumed LL.) credentare to make believe, fr. L. credens, p. pr. of credere to believe. See Creed, Credit.] 1. To give over; to make conveyance of; to give the possession or title of; to convey; -- usually in answer to petition. [1913 Webster] Grant me the place of this threshing floor. --1 Chron. xxi. 22. [1913 Webster] 2. To bestow or confer, with or without compensation, particularly in answer to prayer or request; to give. [1913 Webster] Wherefore did God grant me my request. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. To admit as true what is not yet satisfactorily proved; to yield belief to; to allow; to yield; to concede. [1913 Webster] Grant that the Fates have firmed by their decree. --Dryden. Syn: Syn.-- To give; confer; bestow; convey; transfer; admit; allow; concede. See Give. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grant \Grant\, v. i. To assent; to consent. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grant \Grant\, n. [OE. grant, graunt, OF. graant, creant, promise, assurance. See Grant, v. t.] 1. The act of granting; a bestowing or conferring; concession; allowance; permission. [1913 Webster] 2. The yielding or admission of something in dispute. [1913 Webster] 3. The thing or property granted; a gift; a boon. Especially: a sum of money given to an institution, group, or individual for a specific purpose, such as for scientific research; as, he got a million-dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health to study cancer. Note: Grants for research and other purposes are given usually by government agencies, charitable foundations, or industrial organizations. [1913 Webster +PJC] 4. (Law) A transfer of property by deed or writing; especially, an appropriation or conveyance made by the government; as, a grant of land or of money; also, the deed or writing by which the transfer is made. [1913 Webster] Note: Formerly, in English law, the term was specifically applied to transfers of incorporeal hereditaments, expectant estates, and letters patent from government and such is its present application in some of the United States. But now, in England the usual mode of transferring realty is by grant; and so, in some of the United States, the term grant is applied to conveyances of every kind of real property. --Bouvier. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

grant n 1: any monetary aid 2: the act of providing a subsidy [syn: grant, subsidization, subsidisation] 3: (law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance [syn: grant, assignment] 4: Scottish painter; cousin of Lytton Strachey and member of the Bloomsbury Group (1885-1978) [syn: Grant, 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: Grant, Cary Grant] 6: 18th President of the United States; commander of the Union armies in the American Civil War (1822-1885) [syn: Grant, 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, grant] 8: a right or privilege that has been granted v 1: let have; "grant permission"; "Mandela was allowed few visitors in prison" [syn: allow, grant] [ant: deny, refuse] 2: give as judged due or on the basis of merit; "the referee awarded a free kick to the team"; "the jury awarded a million dollars to the plaintiff";"Funds are granted to qualified researchers" [syn: award, grant] 3: be willing to concede; "I grant you this much" [syn: concede, yield, grant] 4: allow to have; "grant a privilege" [syn: accord, allot, grant] 5: bestow, especially officially; "grant a degree"; "give a divorce"; "This bill grants us new rights" [syn: grant, give] 6: give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another [syn: concede, yield, cede, grant] 7: transfer by deed; "grant land" [syn: grant, deed over]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

280 Moby Thesaurus words for "grant": OK, accede to, accept, accommodation, accord, accord to, accordance, acknowledge, administer, admit, admit everything, admit exceptions, afford, agree provisionally, agree to, aid, alimony, allocate, allot, allotment, allow, allow for, allowance, alms, annuity, approve, approve of, assent, assent grudgingly, assign, assistance, assume, avow, award, awarding, be afraid, be willing, believe, benefaction, bequest, bestow, bestow on, bestowal, bestowment, blank check, bounty, brevet, carte blanche, cede, cession, charity, charter, circumscription, come clean, communicate, communication, concede, conceive, concession, conclude, condescend, confer, conferment, conferral, confess, connive at, consent, consent to, consent to silently, consider, consider the circumstances, consider the source, contribution, cop a plea, copyright, daresay, deal, deal out, deduce, deem, deign, deliverance, delivery, depletion allowance, diploma, discount, dish out, dispensation, dispense, disregard, distribute, divine, dole, dole out, donate, donation, dream, endorse, endowment, exception, exemption, expect, express general agreement, extend, extenuating circumstances, fancy, favor, feel, fellowship, financial assistance, fork out, franchise, freedom, furnish, furnishment, gather, gift, gift with, gifting, give, give consent, give freely, give leave, give out, give permission, give the go-ahead, give the word, give up, giving, go along with, grain of salt, grant-in-aid, granting, guaranteed annual income, hand out, handout, have no objection, heap, hedge, hedging, help, help to, hold with, imagine, immunity, impart, impartation, impartment, indulgence, infer, investiture, issue, lavish, leave, let, let be, let have, let on, letters patent, liberality, liberty, license, lift temporarily, limitation, make allowance for, make possible, mental reservation, mete, mete out, modification, nod, nod assent, not oppose, not refuse, offer, okay, old-age insurance, open up, opine, out with it, own, own up, patent, pecuniary aid, pension, permit, plead guilty, pour, prefigure, present, presentation, presentment, presume, presuppose, presurmise, price support, privilege, proffer, provide for, provision, provisionally accept, public assistance, public welfare, qualification, rain, ratify, reckon, recognize, relax, relax the condition, release, relief, relinquish, render, repute, reservation, restriction, retirement benefits, royal grant, salvo, sanction, say, say aye, say the word, say yes, scholarship, serve, set aside, shell out, shower, slip, snow, special case, special favor, special treatment, specialness, specification, spill, spill it, spit it out, stipend, subscription, subsidization, subsidy, subvention, supply, supplying, support, suppose, surmise, surrender, suspect, take, take account of, take for, take for granted, take into account, take into consideration, take it, take kindly to, take to be, tax benefit, tell all, tell the truth, tender, think, understand, vote affirmatively, vote aye, vouchsafe, vouchsafement, waive, waiver, warrant, welfare, welfare aid, welfare payments, wink at, yield, yield assent
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

GRANT, BARGAIN, AND SELL. - By the laws of the states of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Missouri, and Alabama, it is declared that the words grant, bargain, and sell) shall amount to a covenant that the grantor was seised of an estate in fee, freed from encumbrances done or suffered by him, and for quiet enjoyment as against all his acts. These words do not amount to a general warranty, but merely to a covenant that the grantor has not done any acts nor created any, encumbrance, by which the estate may be defeated. 2 Binn. R. 95 3 Penna. R. 313; 3 Penna., R. 317, note; 1 Rawle, 377; 1 Misso. 576. Vide 2 Caines R. 188; 1 Murph. R. 343; Id. 348; Ark. Rev. Stat, ch. 31, s. 1; 11 S. & R. 109.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

GRANT, conveyancing, concessio. Technically speaking, grants are applicable to the conveyance of incorporeal rights, though in the largest sense, the term comprehends everything that is granted or passed from one to another, and is applied to every species of property. Grant is one of the usual words in a feoffment, and differs but little except in the subject-matter; for the operative words used in grants are dedi et concessi, "have given and granted." 2. Incorporeal rights are said to lie in grant and not in livery, for existing only in idea, in contemplation of law, they cannot be transferred by livery of possession; of course at common law, a conveyance in writing was necessary, hence they are said to be in grant, and to pass by the delivery of the deed. 3. To render the grant effectual, the common law required the consent of the tenant of the land out of which the rent, or other incorporeal interest proceeded; and this was called attornment. (q. v.) It arose from the intimate alliance between the lord and vassal existing under the feudal tenures., The tenant could not alien the feud without the consent of the lord, nor the lord part with his seigniory without the consent of the tenant. The necessity of attornment has been abolished in the United States. 4 Kent, Com. 479. He who makes the grant is called the grantor, and he to whom it is made the grantee. Vide Com. Dig. h. t.; 14 Vin. Ab. 27; Bac. Ab. h. t. 4 Kent, Com. 477; 2 Bl. Com. 317, 440; Perk. ch. 1; Touchs. c. 12; 8 Cowen's R. 36. 4. By the word grant, in a treaty, is meant not only a formal grant, but any concession, warrant, order, or permission to survey, possess or settle; whether written or parol, express, or presumed from possession. Such a grant may be made by law, as well as by a patent pursuant to a law., 12 Pet. R. 410. See, generally, 9 A. & E. 532; 5 Mass. 472; 9 Pick. 80.
U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000):

Grant -- U.S. County in Kentucky Population (2000): 22384 Housing Units (2000): 9306 Land area (2000): 259.930110 sq. miles (673.215866 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.860946 sq. miles (2.229839 sq. km) Total area (2000): 260.791056 sq. miles (675.445705 sq. km) Located within: Kentucky (KY), FIPS 21 Location: 38.657847 N, 84.602295 W Headwords: Grant Grant, KY Grant County Grant County, KY
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Grant -- U.S. County in Kansas Population (2000): 7909 Housing Units (2000): 3027 Land area (2000): 574.856708 sq. miles (1488.871976 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.182769 sq. miles (0.473370 sq. km) Total area (2000): 575.039477 sq. miles (1489.345346 sq. km) Located within: Kansas (KS), FIPS 20 Location: 37.565557 N, 101.321914 W Headwords: Grant Grant, KS Grant County Grant County, KS
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Grant -- U.S. County in Indiana Population (2000): 73403 Housing Units (2000): 30560 Land area (2000): 414.028701 sq. miles (1072.329368 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.806167 sq. miles (2.087962 sq. km) Total area (2000): 414.834868 sq. miles (1074.417330 sq. km) Located within: Indiana (IN), FIPS 18 Location: 40.520940 N, 85.648911 W Headwords: Grant Grant, IN Grant County Grant County, IN
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Grant -- U.S. County in Minnesota Population (2000): 6289 Housing Units (2000): 3098 Land area (2000): 546.405022 sq. miles (1415.182450 sq. km) Water area (2000): 28.771963 sq. miles (74.519039 sq. km) Total area (2000): 575.176985 sq. miles (1489.701489 sq. km) Located within: Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27 Location: 45.943961 N, 95.993381 W Headwords: Grant Grant, MN Grant County Grant County, MN
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Grant -- U.S. Parish in Louisiana Population (2000): 18698 Housing Units (2000): 8531 Land area (2000): 645.114274 sq. miles (1670.838229 sq. km) Water area (2000): 19.449093 sq. miles (50.372917 sq. km) Total area (2000): 664.563367 sq. miles (1721.211146 sq. km) Located within: Louisiana (LA), FIPS 22 Location: 31.583208 N, 92.569217 W Headwords: Grant Grant, LA Grant Parish Grant Parish, LA
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Grant -- U.S. County in Oklahoma Population (2000): 5144 Housing Units (2000): 2622 Land area (2000): 1000.561020 sq. miles (2591.441035 sq. km) Water area (2000): 3.046558 sq. miles (7.890549 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1003.607578 sq. miles (2599.331584 sq. km) Located within: Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40 Location: 36.790006 N, 97.788044 W Headwords: Grant Grant, OK Grant County Grant County, OK
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Grant -- U.S. County in Nebraska Population (2000): 747 Housing Units (2000): 449 Land area (2000): 776.224547 sq. miles (2010.412262 sq. km) Water area (2000): 7.001026 sq. miles (18.132573 sq. km) Total area (2000): 783.225573 sq. miles (2028.544835 sq. km) Located within: Nebraska (NE), FIPS 31 Location: 41.896813 N, 101.724423 W Headwords: Grant Grant, NE Grant County Grant County, NE
U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000):

Grant -- U.S. County in North Dakota Population (2000): 2841 Housing Units (2000): 1722 Land area (2000): 1659.462060 sq. miles (4297.986823 sq. km) Water area (2000): 6.456122 sq. miles (16.721279 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1665.918182 sq. miles (4314.708102 sq. km) Located within: North Dakota (ND), FIPS 38 Location: 46.410473 N, 101.707319 W Headwords: Grant Grant, ND Grant County Grant County, ND
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Grant -- U.S. County in New Mexico Population (2000): 31002 Housing Units (2000): 14066 Land area (2000): 3965.881511 sq. miles (10271.585524 sq. km) Water area (2000): 1.622123 sq. miles (4.201280 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3967.503634 sq. miles (10275.786804 sq. km) Located within: New Mexico (NM), FIPS 35 Location: 32.708567 N, 108.246748 W Headwords: Grant Grant, NM Grant County Grant County, NM
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Grant -- U.S. County in Oregon Population (2000): 7935 Housing Units (2000): 4004 Land area (2000): 4528.603747 sq. miles (11729.029361 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.711380 sq. miles (1.842465 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4529.315127 sq. miles (11730.871826 sq. km) Located within: Oregon (OR), FIPS 41 Location: 44.491866 N, 118.928223 W Headwords: Grant Grant, OR Grant County Grant County, OR
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Grant -- U.S. County in South Dakota Population (2000): 7847 Housing Units (2000): 3456 Land area (2000): 682.513339 sq. miles (1767.701357 sq. km) Water area (2000): 5.400626 sq. miles (13.987556 sq. km) Total area (2000): 687.913965 sq. miles (1781.688913 sq. km) Located within: South Dakota (SD), FIPS 46 Location: 45.187196 N, 96.711868 W Headwords: Grant Grant, SD Grant County Grant County, SD
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Grant -- U.S. County in West Virginia Population (2000): 11299 Housing Units (2000): 6105 Land area (2000): 477.208564 sq. miles (1235.964455 sq. km) Water area (2000): 2.985495 sq. miles (7.732397 sq. km) Total area (2000): 480.194059 sq. miles (1243.696852 sq. km) Located within: West Virginia (WV), FIPS 54 Location: 39.089792 N, 79.180142 W Headwords: Grant Grant, WV Grant County Grant County, WV
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Grant -- U.S. County in Wisconsin Population (2000): 49597 Housing Units (2000): 19940 Land area (2000): 1147.849999 sq. miles (2972.917722 sq. km) Water area (2000): 35.456667 sq. miles (91.832341 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1183.306666 sq. miles (3064.750063 sq. km) Located within: Wisconsin (WI), FIPS 55 Location: 42.876486 N, 90.667336 W Headwords: Grant Grant, WI Grant County Grant County, WI
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Grant -- U.S. County in Washington Population (2000): 74698 Housing Units (2000): 29081 Land area (2000): 2681.060861 sq. miles (6943.915456 sq. km) Water area (2000): 110.231514 sq. miles (285.498298 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2791.292375 sq. miles (7229.413754 sq. km) Located within: Washington (WA), FIPS 53 Location: 47.223757 N, 119.410536 W Headwords: Grant Grant, WA Grant County Grant County, WA
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Grant -- U.S. County in Arkansas Population (2000): 16464 Housing Units (2000): 6960 Land area (2000): 631.776919 sq. miles (1636.294639 sq. km) Water area (2000): 1.233354 sq. miles (3.194372 sq. km) Total area (2000): 633.010273 sq. miles (1639.489011 sq. km) Located within: Arkansas (AR), FIPS 05 Location: 34.311031 N, 92.450809 W Headwords: Grant Grant, AR Grant County Grant County, AR
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Grant, NE -- U.S. city in Nebraska Population (2000): 1225 Housing Units (2000): 591 Land area (2000): 0.731520 sq. miles (1.894627 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.731520 sq. miles (1.894627 sq. km) FIPS code: 19910 Located within: Nebraska (NE), FIPS 31 Location: 40.844405 N, 101.726109 W ZIP Codes (1990): 69140 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Grant, NE Grant
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Grant, IA -- U.S. city in Iowa Population (2000): 102 Housing Units (2000): 60 Land area (2000): 0.742865 sq. miles (1.924011 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.010250 sq. miles (0.026548 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.753115 sq. miles (1.950559 sq. km) FIPS code: 32295 Located within: Iowa (IA), FIPS 19 Location: 41.142207 N, 94.985369 W ZIP Codes (1990): 50847 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Grant, IA Grant
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Grant, MI -- U.S. city in Michigan Population (2000): 881 Housing Units (2000): 344 Land area (2000): 0.652539 sq. miles (1.690068 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.021200 sq. miles (0.054909 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.673739 sq. miles (1.744977 sq. km) FIPS code: 34360 Located within: Michigan (MI), FIPS 26 Location: 43.335900 N, 85.810103 W ZIP Codes (1990): 49327 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Grant, MI Grant
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Grant, MN -- U.S. city in Minnesota Population (2000): 4026 Housing Units (2000): 1399 Land area (2000): 25.680969 sq. miles (66.513401 sq. km) Water area (2000): 1.334642 sq. miles (3.456708 sq. km) Total area (2000): 27.015611 sq. miles (69.970109 sq. km) FIPS code: 25334 Located within: Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27 Location: 45.081746 N, 92.921057 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Grant, MN Grant
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Grant, AL -- U.S. town in Alabama Population (2000): 665 Housing Units (2000): 306 Land area (2000): 1.769751 sq. miles (4.583635 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.003042 sq. miles (0.007878 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.772793 sq. miles (4.591513 sq. km) FIPS code: 31096 Located within: Alabama (AL), FIPS 01 Location: 34.502899 N, 86.255378 W ZIP Codes (1990): 35747 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Grant, AL Grant