[gɪv] or [ɡɪv]
(noun.) the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length.
(verb.) estimate the duration or outcome of something; 'He gave the patient three months to live'; 'I gave him a very good chance at success'.
(verb.) dedicate; 'give thought to'; 'give priority to'; 'pay attention to'.
(verb.) allow to have or take; 'I give you two minutes to respond'.
(verb.) guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion; 'You gave me to think that you agreed with me'.
(verb.) give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause; 'She committed herself to the work of God'; 'give one's talents to a good cause'; 'consecrate your life to the church'.
(verb.) manifest or show; 'This student gives promise of real creativity'; 'The office gave evidence of tampering'.
(verb.) convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture; 'Throw a glance'; 'She gave me a dirty look'.
(verb.) 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'.
(verb.) bestow; 'give homage'; 'render thanks'.
(verb.) be flexible under stress of physical force; 'This material doesn't give'.
(verb.) cause to happen or be responsible for; 'His two singles gave the team the victory'.
(verb.) 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'.
(verb.) leave with; give temporarily; 'Can I give you my keys while I go in the pool?'; 'Can I give you the children for the weekend?'.
(verb.) give as a present; make a gift of; 'What will you give her for her birthday?'.
(verb.) convey or reveal information; 'Give one's name'.
(verb.) cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense; 'She gave him a black eye'; 'The draft gave me a cold'.
(verb.) emit or utter; 'Give a gulp'; 'give a yelp'.
(verb.) proffer (a body part); 'She gave her hand to her little sister'.
(verb.) inflict as a punishment; 'She gave the boy a good spanking'; 'The judge gave me 10 years'.
(verb.) propose; 'He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party'.
(verb.) execute and deliver; 'Give bond'.
(verb.) consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man; 'She gave herself to many men'.
(verb.) accord by verdict; 'give a decision for the plaintiff'.
(verb.) perform for an audience; 'Pollini is giving another concert in New York'.
(verb.) deliver in exchange or recompense; 'I'll give you three books for four CDs'.
(verb.) occur; 'what gives?'.
(verb.) present to view; 'He gave the sign to start'.
(verb.) give (as medicine); 'I gave him the drug'.
(verb.) submit for consideration, judgment, or use; 'give one's opinion'; 'give an excuse'.
(verb.) offer in good faith; 'He gave her his word'.
(verb.) give or convey physically; 'She gave him First Aid'; 'I gave him a punch in the nose'.
(n.) To bestow without receiving a return; to confer without compensation; to impart, as a possession; to grant, as authority or permission; to yield up or allow.
(n.) To yield possesion of; to deliver over, as property, in exchange for something; to pay; as, we give the value of what we buy.
(n.) To yield; to furnish; to produce; to emit; as, flint and steel give sparks.
(n.) To communicate or announce, as advice, tidings, etc.; to pronounce; to render or utter, as an opinion, a judgment, a sentence, a shout, etc.
(n.) To grant power or license to; to permit; to allow; to license; to commission.
(n.) To exhibit as a product or result; to produce; to show; as, the number of men, divided by the number of ships, gives four hundred to each ship.
(n.) To devote; to apply; used reflexively, to devote or apply one's self; as, the soldiers give themselves to plunder; also in this sense used very frequently in the past participle; as, the people are given to luxury and pleasure; the youth is given to study.
(n.) To set forth as a known quantity or a known relation, or as a premise from which to reason; -- used principally in the passive form given.
(n.) To allow or admit by way of supposition.
(n.) To attribute; to assign; to adjudge.
(n.) To excite or cause to exist, as a sensation; as, to give offense; to give pleasure or pain.
(n.) To pledge; as, to give one's word.
(n.) To cause; to make; -- with the infinitive; as, to give one to understand, to know, etc.
(v. i.) To give a gift or gifts.
(v. i.) To yield to force or pressure; to relax; to become less rigid; as, the earth gives under the feet.
(v. i.) To become soft or moist.
(v. i.) To move; to recede.
(v. i.) To shed tears; to weep.
(v. i.) To have a misgiving.
(v. i.) To open; to lead.
v. a. . Bestow (voluntarily and without compensation), accord, CONFER.. Furnish, supply, afford, spare, accommodate with.. Impart, communicate.. Pay, exchange.. Permit, allow, vouchsafe, deign, GRANT.. Utter, pronounce, render.. Produce, yield, show as a product.. Cause, occasion.. Devote, apply, addict, give up.
v. n. Yield (to pressure).
SYN:Bestow, grant, confer, impart, yield, produce, surrender, concede, present,afford, communicate, furnish
ANT:Withhold, withdraw, refuse, retain, grasp, fail, restrain, deny
v.t. to bestow: to impart: to yield: to grant: to permit: to afford: to furnish: to pay or render as thanks: to pronounce as a decision: to show as a result: to apply as one's self: to allow or admit.—v.i. to yield to pressure: to begin to melt: to grow soft: to open or give an opening or view to lead (with upon on into):—pr.p. giv′ing; pa.t. gāve; pa.p. given (giv′n).—p.adj. Giv′en bestowed: specified: addicted disposed to: admitted supposed.—ns. Giv′er one who gives or bestows; Giv′ing the act of bestowing: (Shak.) an alleging of what is not real.—Give and take to give and get fairly fair measure on both sides; Give birth to to bring forth: to originate; Give chase to pursue; Give ear to listen; Give forth to emit to publish; Give ground place to give way to yield; Give in to to yield assent or obedience to; Give it to one (coll.) to scold or beat anybody severely; Give line head rein &c. to give more liberty or scope—the metaphor from angling and driving; Give one's self away to betray one's secret by a slip of the tongue &c.; Give out to report to emit; Give over to cease; Give the lie to to charge openly with falsehood; Give tongue to bark; Give up to abandon; Give way to fall back to yield to withdraw: to begin rowing—usually as a command to a crew.
- No, I have nothing to give you instead, he said, sitting up and turning so that he faced her. 伊迪丝·华顿. 快乐之家.
- I wish, Mr. Yeobright, you could give me something to keep that once belonged to her--if you don't mind. 托马斯·哈代. 还乡.
- Give me the water, Mary, he said. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- Give my love to your aunt, George dear, and implore her not to curse the viper that has crossed your path and blighted your existence. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- I hadn't any particular work to give him, but I had a number of small induction coils, and to give him something to do I told him to fix them up and sell them among his sailor friends. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- If God would give me back my children, then I could pray. 哈丽叶特·比切·斯托. 汤姆叔叔的小屋.
- The offered hand--rather large, but beautifully formed--was given to me with the easy, unaffected self-reliance of a highly-bred woman. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- He was born in the tenth year of our marriage, just when I had given up all hope of being a father. 弗格斯·休姆. 奇幻岛.
- Miss Bingley, said he, has given me more credit than can be. 简·奥斯汀. 傲慢与偏见.
- I have never given it a thought. 弗格斯·休姆. 奇幻岛.
- It was given to me, Comrade General, by an _Ingl閟_ named Roberto who had come to us as a dynamiter for this of the bridge. 欧内斯特·海明威. 丧钟为谁而鸣.
- Yes; I had given Miss Harrison instructions to lock the door on the outside and take the key with her when she went to bed. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯回忆录.
- A hinge gave out a resentful groan. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 火星战神.
- The aspect of piteous distress on his face, almost as imploring a merciful and kind judgment from his child, gave her a sudden sickening. 伊丽莎白·盖斯凯尔. 南方与北方.
- Mr. Bruff took her hand, and gave it a little squeeze. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- He gave battle at Kadessia (637). 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- With trembling hand she gave him the paper, and sat white and motionless looking at him while he read it. 玛丽·雪莱. 最后一个人.
- The man touched his hat, got out of the fly immediately, and gave me the letter. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- There is scarcely any man alive who does not think himself meritorious for giving his neighbour five pounds. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- Hence, provision was made for carrying a large stock of oil, and for giving a certain period of rest to that already used. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- If that were true, Celia, my giving-up would be self-indulgence, not self-mortification. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- And she is very poor--you know Mrs. Peniston cut her off with a small legacy, after giving her to understand that she was to have everything. 伊迪丝·华顿. 快乐之家.
- The interview here ended, I agreeing, however, to send a letter giving final terms by ten o'clock that night. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- After giving them a little rest, to quiet their fears, we started again. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- Mr. Vholes gives it a rap, and it sounds as hollow as a coffin. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- Gives it that his cousin is out of town. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- Thirdly, Account for that propensity, which this illusion gives, to unite these broken appearances by a continued existence. 戴维·休谟. 人性论.
- If the sea ever gives up its dead, as books say it will, it will keep its gold and silver to itself, and that trash among it. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 雾都孤儿.
- He gives his master a short account of his voyage. 乔纳森·斯威夫特. 格列佛游记.
- The Lord only gives us our worldly goods that we may do justice and mercy; if our rulers require a price of us for it, we must deliver it up. 哈丽叶特·比切·斯托. 汤姆叔叔的小屋.