See also: grant

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From Scottish Gaelic Grannd, from Anglo-Norman graunt (big, large), from Old French grant, from Latin grandis. Doublet of grand.

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Grant (countable and uncountable, plural Grants)

  1. An English surname transferred from the nickname and a Scottish clan name, from a nickname meaning "large".
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A placename
    1. A number of places in the United States:
      1. A town in Marshall County, Alabama.
      2. An unincorporated community in Inyo County, California.
      3. An unincorporated community in Park County, Colorado.
      4. A small city in Montgomery County, Iowa.
      5. A small city in Newaygo County, Michigan.
      6. A city in Washington County, Minnesota.
      7. A small city, the county seat of Perkins County, Nebraska.
      8. An unincorporated community in Hardin County, Ohio.
      9. An unincorporated community in Mason County, Washington.
      10. A town in Clark County, Wisconsin.
      11. A town in Dunn County, Wisconsin.
      12. A town in Monroe County, Wisconsin.
      13. A town in Portage County, Wisconsin.
      14. A town in Rusk County, Wisconsin.
      15. A town in Shawano County, Wisconsin.
      16. A large number of townships in the United States, listed under Grant Township.
    2. The Rural Municipality of Grant No. 372, a rural municipality in Saskatchewan, Canada.
    3. A former rural locality in Barcaldine Region, Queensland, Australia.
    4. A village in Tolmin, Slovenia
    5. Ellipsis of Grant City.
    6. Ellipsis of Grant County.
    7. Ellipsis of Grant Parish.
    8. Ellipsis of Grant Town.
    9. Ellipsis of Grant Township.

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Grant (plural Grants)

  1. (slang) A United States fifty-dollar bill. (From the portrait of Ulysses S. Grant featured on them.)
    Synonyms: Ulysses S. Grant, U.S. Grant
    • 1968, Earl Conrad, Billy Rose, Manhattan Primitive, Cleveland, Oh.: The World Publishing Company, →LCCN, page 181:
      He could open that footlocker once in awhile and look at actual cash, loads of bills, tens, twenties, eagles, Grants, Lincolns, Washingtons.
    • 1985, David W. Lowry, Earl G. Ockenga, Walter E. Rucker, Heath General Mathematics, Lexington, Mass.: D. C. Heath and Company, →ISBN, page 55:
      How much money would you have if you had [] 7 Grants? [] 20 Jeffersons and 3 Grants?
    • 1990, Stewart Wolpin, The Rules of Neighborhood Poker According to Hoyle®, New York, N.Y.: New Chapter Press, →ISBN, page 339:
      Presidents: Cash money, folding bills, the green stuff, cabbage, lettuce, bucks, dough, i.e., Washingtons ($1), Jeffersons ($2), Lincolns ($5), Jacksons ($20), Grants ($50), McKinleys ($500), Clevelands ($1,000), Madisons ($5,000), and Wilsons ($100,000).
    • 1992, Mary Ann Haubner, Edward Rathmell, The Mathematics Experience, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Company, published 1994, →ISBN, page 95:
      How much money would you have if you had 2 Grants, 4 Washingtons, and 1 Lincoln?
    • 1996, Alice Kaseberg, Introductory Algebra: A Just-in-Time Approach, Pacific Grove, Calif.: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, →ISBN, page 237:
      Write an equation for each relevant clue. Solve by substitution. [] h. 10 Grants make a McKinley (Mc). i. 2 Grants make a Franklin.
    • 1998, Noah Hawley, A Conspiracy of Tall Men, New York, N.Y.: Harmony Books, →ISBN, page 3:
      Linus is afraid of money. Not the smaller bills, the Washingtons and Lincolns, the Jacksons and Grants, but the larger sums, the cashier’s checks with multiple zeros, the stock portfolios and escrow accounts, afraid too of what they buy, the new cars with their leather stink, the first-class seats on airplanes, the cellular phones and fax modems.
    • 2001, Jennifer Edwards, Money, Westminster, Calif.: Teacher Created Materials, Inc., →ISBN, page 62:
      9 Jacksons = / 3 Grants = / 2 Washingtons =
    • 2010, Kehinde Garrison, American Delinquents, Anderson, S.C.: Stone Soup Press™, →ISBN, page 79:
      Joseph had missed the feeling of carrying a phat bankroll, one not padded with Washingtons and topped with Grants.
    • 2018, Antonio C. Nelson, Woman Pleaser, New York, N.Y.: Page Publishing, Inc, →ISBN:
      I would go over to his house wide eyed, ears open, and seeking any form of obtaining money to strengthen up my outfits. I would help him count money that would spread across the entire living room. This temptation of stealing some of those Franklins, Grants, Jacksons, Hamiltons, Lincolns, Jeffersons, and Washingtons was too strong for me to resist at twelve years old.

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Grant m (strong, genitive Grants, no plural)

  1. (Austria, Bavaria) resentment

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  • Grant” in Duden online
  • Grant” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache