A given is some detail or fact that is known to be true. Your mother might say, "It's a given that I'll always love you, no matter how annoying you are."


p. p. & a. from Give, v.

an assumption that is taken for granted

Adjective S.
acknowledged as a supposition; "given the engine''s condition, it is a wonder that it started"

having possession delivered or transferred without compensation

p. p.
of Give

p. p. & a. from Give, v.

Granted; assumed; supposed to be known; set forth as a known quantity, relation, or premise.

Disposed; inclined; -- used with an adv.; as, virtuously given.

Stated; fixed; as, in a given time.


Giv"en , p. p. & a. from Give, v. 1. (Math. & Logic) Granted; assumed; supposed to be known; set forth as a known quantity, relation, or premise. 2. Disposed; inclined; -- used with an adv.; as, virtuously given. Shak. 3. Stated; fixed; as, in a given time. Given name, the Christian name, or name given by one's parents or guardians, as distinguished from the surname, which is inherited. [Colloq.]

p. p. & a. from Give, v.


Usage Examples

A few years back, when my style was 'punk grandma,' I picked up an amazing pair of sandals - orthopaedic ones, with really thick soles. I've given them away to a friend now, because these days my look is more '1980s substitute teacher gone wild.'

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.

A pun does not commonly justify a blow in return. But if a blow were given for such cause, and death ensued, the jury would be judges both of the facts and of the pun, and might, if the latter were of an aggravated character, return a verdict of justifiable homicide.

Actually criminal sanctions that are given could be up to five years for violating the rules and regulations under the campaign finance reform. This is like the Alien and Sedition Act of years and years ago, decades ago.

A human being has been given an intellect to make choices, and we know there are other food sources that do not require the killing of a creature that would protest being killed.

A singer starts by having his instrument as a gift from God... When you have been given something in a moment of grace, it is sacrilegious to be greedy.

A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.

All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.

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Other Usage Examples

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.

A student never forgets an encouraging private word, when it is given with sincere respect and admiration.

'I Am Number Four' is an action-packed adventure entwined with a romantic story. I play the role of John Smith. John wants to be a normal kid, but he is from a different planet and he has been given this destiny of becoming a warrior.

A body of work such as Pasteur's is inconceivable in our time: no man would be given a chance to create a whole science. Nowadays a path is scarcely opened up when the crowd begins to pour in.

A man ceases to be a beginner in any given science and becomes a master in that science when he has learned that he is going to be a beginner all his life.

A first-generation fortune is the most likely to be given away, but once a fortune is inherited it's less likely that a very high percentage will go back to society.

Acting has given me a way to channel my angst. I feel like an overweight, pimply faced kid a lot of the time - and finding a way to access that insecurity, and put it toward something creative is incredibly rewarding. I feel very lucky.

A man is given the choice between loving women and understanding them.


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