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EN[ɡɪv] [-ɪv]
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    Definition of give in English Dictionary

  • NounSUF-ive
    1. NU The amount of bending that something undergoes when a force is applied to it.
      1. This chair doesn't have much give.
  • VerbSGgivesPRgivingPTgavePPgiven
    1. VT (may take two objects) To move, shift, provide something abstract or concrete to someone or something or somewhere.
      1. I gave him my coat. ‎
      2. I gave my coat to the beggar. ‎
      3. When they asked, I gave my coat. ‎
      4. I'm going to give my wife a necklace for her birthday. ‎
      5. She gave a pair of shoes to her husband for their anniversary. ‎
      6. He gives of his energies to the organization. ‎
      7. I gave him my word that I'd protect his children. ‎
      8. I gave them permission to miss tomorrow's class. ‎
      9. Please give me some more time. ‎
      10. It gives me a lot of pleasure to be here tonight. ‎
      11. The fence gave me an electric shock. ‎
      12. My mother-in-law gives me nothing but grief. ‎
      13. I want to give you a kiss. ‎
      14. She gave him a hug. ‎
      15. I'd like to give the tire a kick. ‎
      16. I gave the boy a push on the swing. ‎
      17. She gave me a wink afterwards, so I knew she was joking. ‎
      18. Give me your hand. ‎
      19. On entering the house, he gave his coat to the doorman. ‎
      20. My boyfriend gave me chlamydia. ‎
      21. He was convinced that it was his alcoholism that gave him cancer. ‎
    2. VT (may take two objects) To estimate or predict (a duration or probability) for (something).
      1. I give it ten minutes before he gives up. ‎
      2. I give it a 95% chance of success. ‎
      3. I'll give their marriage six months. ‎
    3. VI To yield slightly when a force is applied.
      1. A soldier noticed how earth "gave" as he walked over the shallow trenches.
    4. VI To collapse under pressure or force.
      1. One pillar gave, then more, and suddenly the whole floor pancaked onto the floor below. ‎
    5. VT To provide, as, a service or a broadcast.
      1. They're giving my favorite show! ‎
    6. VI To lead (onto or into).
      1. The master bedroom gives onto a spacious balcony. ‎
    7. VT (dated) To provide a view of.
      1. His window gave the park.
    8. To exhibit as a product or result; to produce; to yield.
      1. The number of men, divided by the number of ships, gives four hundred to each ship.
    9. To cause; to make; used with the infinitive.
      1. To allow or admit by way of supposition.
        1. To attribute; to assign; to adjudge.
          1. To communicate or announce (advice, tidings, etc.); to pronounce or utter (an opinion, a judgment, a shout, etc.).
            1. (dated) To grant power or permission to; to allow.
              1. (reflexive) To devote or apply (oneself).
                1. The soldiers give themselves to plunder.
                2. That boy is given to fits of bad temper.
              2. OBS To become soft or moist.
                1. OBS To shed tears; to weep.
                  1. OBS To have a misgiving.
                    1. To be going on, to be occurring.
                      1. What gives? ‎
                  2. More Examples
                    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                      • He gave a little toot of the horn, to get their attention.
                      • Our cat always gives the vacuum cleaner a wide berth.
                      • I have to go shopping with the wife, I'm afraid. She's given me a three-line whip.
                    2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                      • Gave orders for equipping a considerable fleet. Ludlow.
                      • Give the front steps a quick sweep to get rid of those fallen leaves.
                      • Give me a call if y'all're up for huntin' later today.
                    3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                      • He may be your brother but he botches every job he's given.
                      • A new semisymmetrization functor, which maps the category of quasigroups with homotopies to the category of semisymmetric quasigroups with homomorphisms is given.
                  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                    1. Nouns
                      • Singularia tantum
                        • Uncountable nouns
                      • Verbs
                        • Verbs with two objects
                          • Intransitive verbs
                            • Transitive verbs
                              • Verbs by inflection type
                                • Irregular verbs
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                            Meaning of give for the defined word.

                            Grammatically, this word "give" is a noun, more specifically, a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verbs with two object, an intransitive verb, a transitive verb and a verbs by inflection type.
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