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Given Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • an assumption that is taken for granted
  • acknowledged as a supposition; "given the engine''s condition, it is a wonder that it started"
  • having possession delivered or transferred without compensation

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  • an assumption that is taken for granted

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Given'

  • Given: Given may refer to: Given, Iran, a village in West Azerbaijan Province Given, West Virginia, United States Shay Given (born 1976), Irish footballer Given
  • Given name: A given name (also known as a personal name, first name, forename, or Christian name) is a part of a person's full nomenclature. It identifies a specific

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'Given' example sentence in quotations

* No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished - Lee Iacocca

* One, a robot may not injure a human being, or through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm Two, a robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law Three, a robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws. - Isaac Asimov

* The censure of those who are opposed to us, is the highest commendation that can be given us. - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

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Given Sample Sentences in News

  • U.S. given 15 days to slash embassy staff
    Venezuela has given the U.S. Embassy in Caracas 15 days to downsize its staff from 100 personnel to 17. Read more on this news related to 'Given'
  • Foreign talks to Congress often a yawn, but not Netanyahu's
    Given anywhere else, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech Tuesday wouldn't cause such a fuss. Read more on this news related to 'Given'
  • Man given wrong tax return check, spends money, is arrested
    PANAMA CITY — Police have arrested a Panama City man for allegedly spending another person’s tax return given to him by accident, according to arrest records. Read more on this news related to 'Given'

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