What is give?

  • (verb): Allow to have or take.
    Example: "I give you two minutes to respond"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on give:

Richie Rosenberg - "LaBamba"
... Bruce got up on the bar there and started shouting, 'Give me an L give me an A give me a B.' He christened me, you know ...
Oprah's Big Give
... Oprah's Big Give (also referred to as The Big Give) is a reality television series that aired Sunday nights at 900 PM Eastern/800PM Central on ABC, and is hosted by Nate Berkus ... The Big Give is produced by Harpo Productions, and created and produced by Oprah Winfrey, and also produced by Bert Van Munster and Elise Doganieri ...
Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)
... "Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker)" is a funk song by Parliament ... It was released as a single under the name "Tear the Roof off the Sucker (Give Up the Funk)" ...
Dictator Game - Challenges
... Bardsley has performed experiments where individuals are given the opportunity to give money, give nothing, or take money from the respondent ... games with dictator games which start from the same endowments, most people who give in the dictator game would take in a taking game ... games as being about giving, since they can either do nothing or give, and so ask themselves how much to give ...
George Davies (retailer) - GIVe
... fourth fashion business under the name of GIVe as in George 1V – his fourth large fashion venture ... The company has also been named GIVe because it is Davies' intention to donate part of the profits to charitable causes – he was quoted in the Sunday Times as expecting this figure to be up ... the decision to launch the current brand, GIVe ...

More definitions of "give":

  • (verb): Tell or deposit (information) knowledge.
    Example: "Give a secret to the Russians"
    Synonyms: impart, leave, pass on
  • (verb): Be the cause or source of.
    Synonyms: yield, afford
  • (verb): Give food to.
    Example: "Don't give the child this tough meat"
    Synonyms: feed
  • (verb): Legal use: accord by verdict.
    Example: "Give a decision for the plaintiff"
  • (verb): Manifest or show.
    Example: "This student gives promise of real creativity"; "The office gave evidence of tampering"
  • (verb): Estimate the duration or outcome of something.
    Example: "He gave the patient three months to live"; "I gave him a very good chance at success"
  • (verb): Execute and deliver.
    Example: "Give bond"
  • (verb): Convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture.
    Synonyms: throw
  • (verb): Propose.
    Example: "He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party"
  • (verb): Organize or be responsible for.
    Example: "Give a course"
    Synonyms: hold, throw, have, make
  • (verb): Perform for an audience.
    Example: "Pollini is giving another concert in New York"
  • (verb): Endure the loss of.
    Synonyms: sacrifice
  • (verb): Inflict as a punishment.
    Example: "She gave the boy a good spanking"; "The judge gave me 10 years"
  • (verb): Bestow.
    Example: "Give hommage"
    Synonyms: render
  • (verb): Dedicate.
    Example: "Give thought to"; "give priority to"
    Synonyms: pay, devote
  • (verb): Give as a present; make a gift of.
    Example: "What will you give her for her birthday?"
    Synonyms: gift, present
  • (verb): Deliver in exchange or recompense.
    Example: "I'll give you three books for four CDs"
  • (verb): Give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause.
    Example: "Give one's talents to a good cause"
    Synonyms: dedicate, consecrate, commit, devote
  • (noun): The elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length.
    Synonyms: spring, springiness
  • (verb): Occur.
    Example: "What gives?"
  • (verb): Cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense.
    Example: "She gave him a black eye"; "The draft gave me a cold"
  • (verb): Present to view.
    Example: "He gave the sign to start"
  • (verb): Guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion.
    Example: "You gave me to think that you agreed with me"
  • (verb): Consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man.
    Example: "She gave herself to many men"
  • (verb): Leave with; give temporarily.
    Example: "Can I give you my keys while I go in the pool?"; "Can I give you the children for the weekend?"
  • (verb): Afford access to.
    Example: "The French doors give onto a terrace"
    Synonyms: afford, open
  • (verb): Be flexible under stress of physical force.
    Example: "This material doesn't give"
    Synonyms: yield
  • (verb): Transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody.
    Example: "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"
  • (verb): Proffer (a body part).
    Example: "She gave her hand to her little sister"
  • (verb): Convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow.
    Example: "Give the orders"; "Give him my best regards"
    Synonyms: pay
  • (verb): Offer in good faith.
    Example: "He gave her his word"
  • (verb): Emit or utter.
    Example: "Give a gulp"; "give a yelp"
  • (verb): Convey or reveal information.
    Example: "Give one's name"
  • (verb): Submit for consideration, judgment, or use.
    Example: "Give one's opinion"; "give an excuse"
  • (verb): Give (as medicine).
    Example: "I gave him the drug"
  • (verb): Bestow, especially officially.
    Example: "Give a divorce"
    Synonyms: grant
  • (verb): Give or convey physically.
    Synonyms: apply

Famous quotes containing the word give:

    If a person goes to his job with a firm determination to give of himself the best of which he is capable, that job—no matter what it is—takes on dignity and importance.
    Hortense Odlum (1892–?)

    I am a patient man—always willing to forgive on the Christian terms of repentance; and also to give ample time for repentance.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    What would we not give for some great poem to read now, which would be in harmony with the scenery,—for if men read aright, methinks they would never read anything but poems. No history nor philosophy can supply their place.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)