- give ► VERB (past gave; past part. given) 1) freely transfer the possession of; cause to receive or have. 2) yield as a product or result. 3) carry out (an action). 4) cause to experience or suffer. 5) state or put forward (information or argument). 6) present (an appearance or impression). 7) (give off/out) emit (odour, vapour, etc). 8) produce (a sound). 9) alter in shape under pressure rather than resist or break. 10) concede or yield (something) as valid or deserved in respect of (someone).► NOUN ▪ capacity to bend or alter in shape under pressure.● give oneself airs — Cf. ↑give oneself airs● give and take — Cf. ↑give and take● give away — Cf. ↑give away● give the game (or show) away — Cf. ↑give the show away● give in — Cf. ↑give in● give or take — Cf. ↑give or take● give out — Cf. ↑give out● give rise to — Cf. ↑give rise to● give up — Cf. ↑give upDERIVATIVES giver noun .ORIGIN Old English.
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Giver — Giv er, n. One who gives; a donor; a bestower; a grantor; one who imparts or distributes. [1913 Webster] It is the giver, and not the gift, that engrosses the heart of the Christian. Kollock. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
giver — [giv′ər] n. a person who gives: often in compounds [lawgiver, almsgiver] * * * giv·er (gĭvʹər) n. 1. One that gives: a giver of gifts. 2. A donor or contributor. Often used in combination: almsgivers. * * * … Universalium
giver — index benefactor, donor, feoffor, good Samaritan, grantor, supplier Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
giver — giv‧er [ˈgɪvə ǁ ər] noun [countable] FINANCE a person or organization that gives money to a political party, charity (= an organization that exists to help people, in health, education) etc; = DONOR: • 32% of the country s givers say they are… … Financial and business terms
giver — mid 14c., from GIVE (Cf. give) + ER (Cf. er) (1). O.E. agent noun forms were giefend, giefa … Etymology dictionary
giver — [giv′ər] n. a person who gives: often in compounds [lawgiver, almsgiver] … English World dictionary
giver — [[t]gɪ̱və(r)[/t]] givers N COUNT You can refer to a person or organization that gives or supplies a particular thing as a giver of that thing. Germany is the largest giver of aid among the wealthy countries of the West. ...a complex social ritual … English dictionary
giver — noun Giver is used after these nouns: ↑care … Collocations dictionary
giver — Synonyms and related words: Maecenas, Santa Claus, almoner, almsgiver, angel, assignor, awarder, backer, bestower, cheerful giver, conferrer, consignor, contributor, donator, donor, fairy godmother, feoffor, financer, funder, grantor, imparter,… … Moby Thesaurus
giver — noun Lynette threw her indolent nephews out of the house, vowing that her days as the family giver were over Syn: donor, contributor, donator, benefactor, benefactress, provider; supporter, backer, patron, sponsor, subscriber … Thesaurus of popular words