What is give?

  • (verb): Give as a present; make a gift of.
    Example: "What will you give her for her birthday?"
    Synonyms: gift, present
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on give:

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 ... 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 ... about giving, since they can either do nothing or give, and so ask themselves how much to give ...
George Davies (retailer) - GIVe
... to the Financial Times that he was to launch his 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 ... as one of the motivations behind the decision to launch the current brand, GIVe ...
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 ...
Richie Rosenberg - "LaBamba"
... 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 ...

More definitions of "give":

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

Famous quotes containing the word give:

    O Give yee thanks unto the Lord,
    Because that good is hee:
    Because his loving kindenes lasts
    To perpetuitee.
    —Bible: Hebrew Psalm CVII (Bay Psalm Book)

    The soft engravings which adorn the annuals give no idea of a stream in such a wilderness as this.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Speak the speech ... trippingly on the tongue; but if you mouth it ... I had as lief the town crier had spoke my lines. Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand, thus, but use all gently; for in the very torrent, tempest, and as I may say the whirlwind of your passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance that may give it smoothness.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)