Pronunciation: (grant, gränt),[key] —v.t. 1. to bestow or confer, esp. by a formal act: to grant a charter. 2. to give or accord: to grant permission. 3. to agree or accede to: to grant a request. 4. to admit or concede; accept for the sake of argument: I grant that point. 5. to transfer or convey, esp. by deed or writing: to grant property. 6. take for granted, a. to accept without question or objection; assume: Your loyalty to the cause is taken for granted. b. to use, accept, or treat in a careless or indifferent manner: A marriage can be headed for trouble if either spouse begins to take the other for granted.
—n. 1. something granted, as a privilege or right, a sum of money, or a tract of land: Several major foundations made large grants to fund the research project. 2. the act of granting.
3. Law.a transfer of property.
4. a geographical unit in Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire, originally a grant of land to a person or group of people.
Pronunciation: (grant, gränt),[key] —n. 1. Cary(Archibald Leach), 1904–86, U.S. actor, born in England.
2. He•ber Jed•e•di•ah Pronunciation: (hē'bur jed"i-dī'u),[key] 1856–1945, U.S. president of the Mormon Church 1918–45.
3. Ulysses S(impson) 1822–85, 18th president of the U.S. 1869–77: Union general in the Civil War.
4. a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “large, great.”