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Give

Give appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Give papa a cup of proper coffee in a copper coffee cup.
  • Dear mother,
    give your other udder
    to my other brother.
  • If your Bob doesnt give our Bob that bob that your Bob owes our Bob, our Bob will give your Bob a bob in the eye.
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Give appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Jacky can now give six big tips from the old quiz. (39 letters)
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Give appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Did my gym hero give vigor, eh? My gym did.
  • To give Levi a name Deon ate, get an oedema naive Levi got.
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Give is sometimes a misspelling of gift, juice, led, gives or given.

The word give is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun give

What does give mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: gives

  1. the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonyms of give: spring / springiness
    • more generic words: elasticity / snap = the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed

Alternative definition of the noun give

noun

  1. [uncountable] The amount of bending that something undergoes when a force is applied to it.

Definition of the verb give

What does give mean as a doing word?

Give is one of the top 50 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
gavegivengivinggives

  1. cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
    • examples: They give the food to the people | They give the people the food
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Theme]They lent me a bicycle
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Theme] at / for / on [Asset]I leased him the car for $250 a month
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]I leased my house (to somebody)
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] for / at [Asset]He leased the car for $200 a week
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] to [Recipient]Brown presented a plaque to Jones | They lent a bicycle to me | We contributed our paycheck to her
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] to [Recipient] at / for / on [Asset]I leased the car to my friend for $5 a month
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] to [Recipient]He donated directly to JSP members | The bank lent to fewer customers

      Verbs of Change of Possession (with the same syntax): hock, lease, pawn, rent, sell.

    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • more specific terms:
  2. be the cause or source of
  3. transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
  4. convey or reveal information
    • example: Give one's name
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • more generic words: say / state / tell = express in words
    • more specific words:
  5. convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow
    • examples: give the orders | Give him my best regards
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonym of give: pay
    • more generic words: communicate / intercommunicate = transmit thoughts or feelings
    • more specific words: extend / offer = offer verbally
  6. organize or be responsible for
    • example: give a course
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • synonyms of give: have / hold / make / throw
    • more generic word: direct = be in charge of
  7. convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture
  8. give as a present; make a gift of
  9. cause to happen or be responsible for
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • synonym of give: yield
    • more generic words: create / make = make or cause to be or to become
  10. dedicate
    • examples: give thought to | give priority to
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of give: devote / pay
    • more generic words: cerebrate / cogitate / think = use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments
  11. give or supply
  12. transmit (knowledge or skills)
    • example: give a secret to the Russians
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonyms of give: impart / leave / pass on
    • more generic word: tell = let something be known
    • more specific word: convey = make known
  13. bring about
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • synonym of give: establish
    • more generic words: create / make = make or cause to be or to become
    • more specific words:
      • introduce = bring in or establish in a new place or environment
      • pacify = fight violence and try to establish peace in
  14. leave with; give temporarily
    • examples: Can I give you my keys while I go in the pool? | Can I give you the children for the weekend?
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • more generic terms: hand / pass / pass on / reach / turn over = place into the hands or custody of
  15. emit or utter
    • examples: Give a gulp | give a yelp
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic terms: emit / let loose / let out / utter = express audibly
  16. endure the loss of
  17. place into the hands or custody of
  18. give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
  19. give (as medicine)
  20. give or convey physically
  21. bestow
    • example: give homage
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonym of give: render
    • more generic words: communicate / intercommunicate = transmit thoughts or feelings
    • more specific word: dedicate = inscribe or address by way of compliment
  22. bestow, especially officially
    • example: give a divorce
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonym of give: grant
  23. move in order to make room for someone for something
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of give: ease up / give way / move over / yield
    • more generic word: move = move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
  24. give food to
  25. contribute to some cause
  26. break down, literally or metaphorically
  27. estimate the duration or outcome of something
  28. execute and deliver
    • example: Give bond
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic word: execute = carry out the legalities of
  29. deliver in exchange or recompense
  30. afford access to
    • example: The French doors give onto a terrace
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonyms of give: afford / open
  31. present to view
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • more generic word: show = make visible or noticeable
  32. perform for an audience
  33. be flexible under stress of physical force
    • example: This material doesn't give
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of give: yield
    • more generic word: stretch = become longer by being stretched and pulled
  34. propose
  35. accord by verdict
  36. manifest or show
    • example: This student gives promise of real creativity
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic words: evince / express / show = give expression to
  37. offer in good faith
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic word: pledge = give as a guarantee
  38. submit for consideration, judgment, or use
    • examples: give one's opinion | give an excuse
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic word: submit = refer for judgment or consideration
  39. guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic word: lead = cause to undertake a certain action
  40. allow to have or take
    • example: I give you two minutes to respond
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic words: allow / countenance / let / permit = consent to, give permission
  41. inflict as a punishment
  42. occur
  43. consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man
  44. proffer (a body part)
    • lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
    • more generic words: offer / proffer = present for acceptance or rejection

Place

Give is a railway town with a population of 4,507 in Denmark near Vejle. As a result of "The Municipal Reform" of 2007 Give Municipality was absorbed into Vejle Municipality.

  • also known as Give, Denmark
  • part of Denmark

Group

GIVE a.k.a. G.I.V.E. is a musical group.

Music

  1. "Give" is the 2012 album by Balkan Beat Box.
  2. "Give" a.k.a. "Cold": Cold is the debut album by American alternative metal band Cold. The album produced two singles: "Go Away" and "Give.
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  3. "Give" is the third studio album released by The Bad Plus. It contains covers of Ornette Coleman's "Street Woman", The Pixies' "Velouria", and Black Sabbath's "Iron Man".
    • genre: Jazz
    • released on (10 years ago)
  4. "Give" is a song by American country recording artist LeAnn Rimes, that was released as the third and final single from her album Lady & Gentlemen. The song is written by Connie Harrington, Sonya Isaacs and Jimmy Yeary.
  5. "Give" is an EP and single by American rock band Cold.
  6. "Give" is a composition.
  7. "Give" is a musical album of Wombaticus Rex.
    • released on
  8. "Give" is a musical album of Anjuli Dawn.
    • released in (9 years ago)
  9. "Give" is a composition.
  10. "Give" is a musical single of Audioslave.
    • released on (11 years ago)
  11. "Give" a.k.a. "Give!" is a musical single of Shaun Baker.
    • released on (5 years ago)

Miscellanea

Give is a canonical version, musical recording.

Phrases with Give

Phrases starting with the word Give:

  1. Give by
  2. give in
  3. Give Me
  4. give up
  5. Give Cry
  6. give ear
  7. give off
  8. give out
  9. give way
  10. Give 110%
  11. give away
  12. give back
  13. give care
  14. Give Face
  15. Give Head
  16. give heed
  17. Give Into
  18. give over

Phrases ending with the word Give:

  1. to give
  2. Fore-Give

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Give

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Google previewAnnual Reports of the Department of Education to the General Assembly of the State of Georgia (1922)

by Georgia. Dept. of Education

Give is a regular transitive verb, active, indicative, present, plural, first, wc is the subject. Advice is a common noun, neuter, singular, third accusative, direct object of; the verb phrase may give. But is a conjunction connecting the two principal ...

Google previewDoes God Desire All to Be Saved? (2013)

by John Piper

The answer the Arminians give is that human self-determination and the possible resulting love relationship with God are more valuable than saving all people by sovereign, efficacious grace. The answer the Reformed give is that the greater ...

Google previewChambers Dictionary Of Phrasal Verbs

give away vt sep 1 to give, send, present ...

Google previewThe Christian's Defensive Dictionary. Being an Alphabetical Refutation of the General Objections to the Bible (1837)

by W. Willcocks SLEIGH

GAVE- GIVE. no. is contained in the ancient poem of the Bhagzwat; and forms the subject of the firstPurana, entitled Matsya,or the Fish. The following is Sir William Jones's abridgmeut of it, and the identity of the event which it describes, with ...

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Usage statistics about give

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb give:

spoken English52.97%written English47.03% conversational speech47.2%task-oriented speech52.8% imaginative writing51.13%informational writing48.87%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb give:

throwpresentestablishapplybreakpassreturnreachopenpayholdleavegivemakehave

Comparison of usage frequency between the verb give and its most common antonym:

takegive

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Quotes about Give

Awe will give you faith
Faith will give you peace
Thought will give you answers
Answers will give you the Truth!

Foresightedness will give you patience
Patience will give you victory
Knowledge will give you hope
Hope will give you paradise! (Asif Andalib)
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Scrabble value of G2I1V4E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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