Definition of GIVE

noun : GIVE

Source: WordNet 3.1

verb : GIVE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 7. (

    ) convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture; "Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look" ;

  • 9. (

    ) cause to happen or be responsible for; "His two singles gave the team the victory" ;

  • 12. (

    ) transmit (knowledge or skills); "give a secret to the Russians"; "leave your name and address here"; "impart a new skill to the students" ;

  • 14. (

    ) 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?" ;

  • 15. (

    ) emit or utter; "Give a gulp"; "give a yelp" ;

  • 16. (

    ) endure the loss of; "He gave his life for his children"; "I gave two sons to the war" ;

  • 19. (

    ) give (as medicine); "I gave him the drug" ;

  • 20. (

    ) give or convey physically; "She gave him First Aid"; "I gave him a punch in the nose" ;

  • 22. (

    ) bestow, especially officially; "grant a degree"; "give a divorce"; "This bill grants us new rights" ;

  • 24. (

    ) give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat" ;