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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
give
    n 1: the elasticity of something that can be stretched and
         returns to its original length [syn: give, spring,
         springiness]
    v 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" [syn:
       yield, give, afford]
    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"
       [ant: take]
    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" [syn: give, pay]
    6: organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have,
       throw, or make a party"; "give a course" [syn: hold,
       throw, have, make, give]
    7: convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical
       gesture; "Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look" [syn:
       give, throw]
    8: give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her
       for her birthday?" [syn: give, gift, present]
    9: cause to happen or be responsible for; "His two singles gave
       the team the victory" [syn: give, yield]
    10: dedicate; "give thought to"; "give priority to"; "pay
        attention to" [syn: give, pay, devote]
    11: give or supply; "The cow brings in 5 liters of milk"; "This
        year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn"; "The estate
        renders some revenue for the family" [syn: render,
        yield, return, give, generate]
    12: transmit (knowledge or skills); "give a secret to the
        Russians"; "leave your name and address here"; "impart a new
        skill to the students" [syn: impart, leave, give,
        pass on]
    13: bring about; "The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth"
        [syn: establish, give]
    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" [syn: sacrifice, give]
    17: place into the hands or custody of; "hand me the spoon,
        please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned
        over the prisoner to his lawyers" [syn: pass, hand,
        reach, pass on, turn over, give]
    18: 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" [syn:
        give, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devote]
    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" [syn: give, apply]
    21: bestow; "give homage"; "render thanks" [syn: give,
        render]
    22: bestow, especially officially; "grant a degree"; "give a
        divorce"; "This bill grants us new rights" [syn: grant,
        give]
    23: move in order to make room for someone for something; "The
        park gave way to a supermarket"; "`Move over,' he told the
        crowd" [syn: move over, give way, give, ease up,
        yield]
    24: give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't
        give the child this tough meat" [syn: feed, give] [ant:
        famish, starve]
    25: contribute to some cause; "I gave at the office" [syn:
        contribute, give, chip in, kick in]
    26: break down, literally or metaphorically; "The wall
        collapsed"; "The business collapsed"; "The dam broke"; "The
        roof collapsed"; "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave
        under the weight of the ice" [syn: collapse, fall in,
        cave in, give, give way, break, founder]
    27: estimate the duration or outcome of something; "He gave the
        patient three months to live"; "I gave him a very good
        chance at success"
    28: execute and deliver; "Give bond"
    29: deliver in exchange or recompense; "I'll give you three
        books for four CDs"
    30: afford access to; "the door opens to the patio"; "The French
        doors give onto a terrace" [syn: afford, open, give]
    31: present to view; "He gave the sign to start"
    32: perform for an audience; "Pollini is giving another concert
        in New York"
    33: be flexible under stress of physical force; "This material
        doesn't give" [syn: give, yield]
    34: propose; "He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday
        party"
    35: accord by verdict; "give a decision for the plaintiff"
    36: manifest or show; "This student gives promise of real
        creativity"; "The office gave evidence of tampering"
    37: offer in good faith; "He gave her his word"
    38: submit for consideration, judgment, or use; "give one's
        opinion"; "give an excuse"
    39: guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion; "You gave me
        to think that you agreed with me"
    40: allow to have or take; "I give you two minutes to respond"
    41: inflict as a punishment; "She gave the boy a good spanking";
        "The judge gave me 10 years"
    42: occur; "what gives?"
    43: consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man; "She
        gave herself to many men"
    44: proffer (a body part); "She gave her hand to her little
        sister"

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Give \Give\ (g[i^]v), v. t. [imp. Gave (g[=a]v); p. p. Given
   (g[i^]v"'n); p. pr. & vb. n. Giving.] [OE. given, yiven,
   yeven, AS. gifan, giefan; akin to D. geven, OS. ge[eth]an,
   OHG. geban, G. geben, Icel. gefa, Sw. gifva, Dan. give, Goth.
   giban. Cf. Gift, n.]
   1. 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.
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            For generous lords had rather give than pay.
                                                  --Young.
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   2. To yield possesion of; to deliver over, as property, in
      exchange for something; to pay; as, we give the value of
      what we buy.
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            What shall a man give in exchange for his soul ?
                                                  --Matt. xvi.
                                                  26.
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   3. To yield; to furnish; to produce; to emit; as, flint and
      steel give sparks.
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   4. To communicate or announce, as advice, tidings, etc.; to
      pronounce; to render or utter, as an opinion, a judgment,
      a sentence, a shout, etc.
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   5. To grant power or license to; to permit; to allow; to
      license; to commission.
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            It is given me once again to behold my friend.
                                                  --Rowe.
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            Then give thy friend to shed the sacred wine.
                                                  --Pope.
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   6. 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.
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   7. 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.
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   8. (Logic & Math.) 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.
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   9. To allow or admit by way of supposition.
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            I give not heaven for lost.           --Mlton.
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   10. To attribute; to assign; to adjudge.
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             I don't wonder at people's giving him to me as a
             lover.                               --Sheridan.
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   11. To excite or cause to exist, as a sensation; as, to give
       offense; to give pleasure or pain.
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   12. To pledge; as, to give one's word.
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   13. To cause; to make; -- with the infinitive; as, to give
       one to understand, to know, etc.
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             But there the duke was given to understand
             That in a gondola were seen together
             Lorenzo and his amorous Jessica.     --Shak.
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   14. To afford a view of; as, his window gave the park.
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   To give away, to make over to another; to transfer.
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            Whatsoever we employ in charitable uses during our
            lives, is given away from ourselves.  --Atterbury.

   To give back, to return; to restore. --Atterbury.

   To give the bag, to cheat. [Obs.]
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            I fear our ears have given us the bag. --J. Webster.

   To give birth to.
       (a) To bear or bring forth, as a child.
       (b) To originate; to give existence to, as an enterprise,
           idea.

   To give chase, to pursue.

   To give ear to. See under Ear.

   To give forth, to give out; to publish; to tell. --Hayward.

   To give ground. See under Ground, n.

   To give the hand, to pledge friendship or faith.

   To give the hand of, to espouse; to bestow in marriage.

   To give the head. See under Head, n.

   To give in.
       (a) To abate; to deduct.
       (b) To declare; to make known; to announce; to tender;
           as, to give in one's adhesion to a party.

   To give the lie to (a person), to tell (him) that he lies.
      

   To give line. See under Line.

   To give off, to emit, as steam, vapor, odor, etc.

   To give one's self away, to make an inconsiderate surrender
      of one's cause, an unintentional disclosure of one's
      purposes, or the like. [Colloq.]

   To give out.
       (a) To utter publicly; to report; to announce or declare.
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                 One that gives out himself Prince Florizel.
                                                  --Shak.
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                 Give out you are of Epidamnum.   --Shak.
       (b) To send out; to emit; to distribute; as, a substance
           gives out steam or odors.

   To give over.
       (a) To yield completely; to quit; to abandon.
       (b) To despair of.
       (c) To addict, resign, or apply (one's self).
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                 The Babylonians had given themselves over to
                 all manner of vice.              --Grew.

   To give place, to withdraw; to yield one's claim.

   To give points.
       (a) In games of skill, to equalize chances by conceding a
           certain advantage; to allow a handicap.
       (b) To give useful suggestions. [Colloq.]

   To give rein. See under Rein, n.

   To give the sack. Same as To give the bag.

   To give and take.
       (a) To average gains and losses.
       (b) To exchange freely, as blows, sarcasms, etc.

   To give time
       (Law), to accord extension or forbearance to a debtor.
             --Abbott.

   To give the time of day, to salute one with the compliment
      appropriate to the hour, as "good morning." "good
      evening", etc.

   To give tongue, in hunter's phrase, to bark; -- said of
      dogs.

   To give up.
       (a) To abandon; to surrender. "Don't give up the ship."
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                 He has . . . given up
                 For certain drops of salt, your city Rome.
                                                  --Shak.
       (b) To make public; to reveal.
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                 I'll not state them
                 By giving up their characters.   --Beau. & Fl.
       (c) (Used also reflexively.)

   To give up the ghost. See under Ghost.

   To give one's self up, to abandon hope; to despair; to
      surrender one's self.

   To give way.
       (a) To withdraw; to give place.
       (b) To yield to force or pressure; as, the scaffolding
           gave way.
       (c) (Naut.) To begin to row; or to row with increased
           energy.
       (d) (Stock Exchange). To depreciate or decline in value;
           as, railroad securities gave way two per cent.

   To give way together, to row in time; to keep stroke.

   Syn: To Give, Confer, Grant.

   Usage: To give is the generic word, embracing all the rest.
          To confer was originally used of persons in power, who
          gave permanent grants or privileges; as, to confer the
          order of knighthood; and hence it still denotes the
          giving of something which might have been withheld;
          as, to confer a favor. To grant is to give in answer
          to a petition or request, or to one who is in some way
          dependent or inferior.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Give \Give\, v. i.
   1. To give a gift or gifts.
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   2. To yield to force or pressure; to relax; to become less
      rigid; as, the earth gives under the feet.
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   3. To become soft or moist. [Obs.] --Bacon .
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   4. To move; to recede.
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            Now back he gives, then rushes on amain. --Daniel.
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   5. To shed tears; to weep. [Obs.]
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            Whose eyes do never give
            But through lust and laughter.        --Shak.
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   6. To have a misgiving. [Obs.]
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            My mind gives ye're reserved
            To rob poor market women.             --J. Webster.
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   7. To open; to lead. [A Gallicism]
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            This, yielding, gave into a grassy walk. --Tennyson.
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   To give back, to recede; to retire; to retreat.
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            They gave back and came no farther.   --Bunyan.

   To give in, to yield; to succumb; to acknowledge one's self
      beaten; to cease opposition.
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            The Scots battalion was enforced to give in.
                                                  --Hayward.
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            This consideration may induce a translator to give
            in to those general phrases.          --Pope.

   To give off, to cease; to forbear. [Obs.] --Locke.

   To give on or

   To give upon.
      (a) To rush; to fall upon. [Obs.]
      (b) To have a view of; to be in sight of; to overlook; to
          look toward; to open upon; to front; to face. [A
          Gallicism: cf. Fr. donner sur.]
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                Rooms which gave upon a pillared porch.
                                                  --Tennyson.
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                The gloomy staircase on which the grating gave.
                                                  --Dickens.

   To give out.
      (a) To expend all one's strength. Hence:
      (b) To cease from exertion; to fail; to be exhausted; as,
          my feet being to give out; the flour has given out.

   To give over, to cease; to discontinue; to desist.
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            It would be well for all authors, if they knew when
            to give over, and to desist from any further
            pursuits after fame.                  --Addison.

   To give up, to cease from effort; to yield; to despair; as,
      he would never give up.
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4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Gyve \Gyve\ (j[imac]v), n. [Of Celtic origin; cf. W. gefyn, Ir.
   geibhionn, Gael. geimheal.]
   A shackle; especially, one to confine the legs; a fetter.
   [Written also give.]
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         Like a poor prisoner in his twisted gyves. --Shak.
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         With gyves upon his wrist.               --Hood.
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