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    given See give
Given Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    given adj
  1. specified in advance; "a given number"; "we will meet at a given time and location" [syn: fixed, given(a)]
  2. acknowledged as a supposition; "given the engine's condition, it is a wonder that it started" [syn: granted]
  3. having possession delivered or transferred without compensation [ant: taken]
  4. (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward; "he is apt to ignore matters he considers unimportant"; "I am not minded to answer any questions" [syn: apt(p), disposed(p), given(p), minded(p), tending(p)] n : an assumption that is taken for granted [syn: presumption, precondition]
Given Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    give n : the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length [syn: spring, springiness] v
  1. cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense; "She gave him a black eye"; "The draft gave me a cold"
  2. be the cause or source of; "He gave me a lot of trouble"; "Our meeting afforded much interesting information" [syn: yield, afford]
  3. transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care" [ant: take]
  4. convey or reveal information; "Give one's name"
  5. convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow; "Don't pay him any mind"; "give the orders"; "Give him my best regards"; "pay attention" [syn: pay]
  6. organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course" [syn: hold, throw, have, make]
  7. convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture; "Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look"

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  • Given: Given may refer to: Given, West Virginia , United States. Shay Given (born 1976), Irish footballer. A Given (mathematics) is a presumption , ...
  • Given name: A given name is a personal name that specifies and differentiates between members of a group of individuals, especially in a family, all ...
  • Shay Given: Séamus John James "Shay" Given (born 20 April 1976 Lifford in County Donegal ) is an Irish footballer who plays for Manchester City and ...
  • Given, West Virginia: Given is an unincorporated community in southwestern Jackson County , West Virginia , United States . (210 m Although Given is ...
  • Robin Givens: Robin Simone Givens (born November 27, 1964) is an American model and film, television, and stage actress. Early life: Givens was born in New ...
  • Philip Givens: Philip Gerald Givens, QC (April 24, 1922 – November 30, 1995) was a Mayor of Toronto , Canada , Member of Parliament and judge . ...
  • John (given name): John is a masculine given name in the English language . The name is derived from the Latin Ioannes, Iohannes, which is in turn a form ...

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* 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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