What is permit?

  • (noun): Large game fish; found in waters of the West Indies.
    Synonyms: Trachinotus falcatus
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "permit":

  • (noun): A legal document giving official permission to do something.
    Synonyms: license, licence
  • (verb): Make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen.
    Example: "This will permit the rain to run off"
    Synonyms: let, allow
  • (verb): Allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting.
    Synonyms: allow, tolerate
  • (noun): The act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization.
    Synonyms: license, permission

Famous quotes containing the word permit:

    We permit all things to ourselves, and that which we call sin in others, is experiment for us.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    I’m a Sunday School teacher, and I’ve always known that the structure of law is founded on the Christian ethic that you shall love the Lord your God and your neighbor as yourself—a very high and perfect standard. We all know the fallibility of man, and the contentions in society, as described by Reinhold Niebuhr and many others, don’t permit us to achieve perfection.
    Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.)

    As the tragic writer rids us of what is petty and ignoble in our nature, so also the humorist rids us of what is cautious, calculating, and priggish—about half of our social conscience, indeed. Both of them permit us, in blessed moments of revelation, to soar above the common level of our lives.
    Robertson Davies (b. 1913)