See also: Given and ȝiven

English

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Alternative forms

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  • giv'n (obsolete or poetic)

Etymology

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Morphologically give +‎ -n.

Pronunciation

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  • enPR: gĭvʹən, IPA(key): /ˈɡɪv.ən/
  • Audio (US):(file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪvən
  • Hyphenation: giv‧en

Verb

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given

  1. past participle of give

Preposition

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given

  1. Considering; taking into account.
    Given the current situation, I don't think that's possible.

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Noun

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given (plural givens)

  1. A condition that is assumed to be true without further evaluation.
    When evaluating this math problem, don't forget to read the givens.

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Adjective

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given (comparative more given, superlative most given)

  1. Already arranged. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  2. Currently discussed. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  3. Particular, specific.
    No more than three people can be in that space at a given time.
  4. Assumed as fact or hypothesis.
    Given that we will get the resources, what do we want to achieve?
  5. (with to) Prone, disposed.
    He was given to taking a couple of glasses of port at his club.

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Danish

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Etymology

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See give.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [ˈɡ̊iːʋən], [ˈɡ̊iːʊn]

Verb

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given

  1. past participle common singular of give

Adjective

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given (neuter givent, plural and definite singular attributive givne)

  1. certain

Adjective

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given

  1. without a doubt, undoubted
  2. common, typical

Inflection

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Inflection of given
Positive Comparative Superlative
Indefinte common singular given 2
Indefinite neuter singular givent 2
Plural givne 2
Definite attributive1 givne
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

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Middle English

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Alternative forms

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Verb

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given

  1. Alternative form of ȝiven (influenced by Old Norse)

Descendants

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  • English: give
  • Yola: gee

Swedish

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Pronunciation

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Participle

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given

  1. past participle of ge

Adjective

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given (not comparable)

  1. given
  2. which goes without saying, which is obvious
    Han har en given plats i landslaget.
    It goes without saying that he has a place in the national team
    (literally, “He has a given place in the national team”)
    Det är givet
    That's a given
    (literally, “That is given”)

Declension

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Inflection of given
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular given
Neuter singular givet
Plural givna
Masculine plural3 givne
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 givne
All givna
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

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Noun

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given

  1. definite singular of giv

Verb

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given

  1. (obsolete) second-person plural present indicative of ge
  2. (archaic or dialectal) second-person plural imperative of ge
    Tagen därför ifrån honom hans pund, och given det åt den som har de tio punden.
    Take therefore the talent from him, and give [it] unto him which hath ten talents. (Matthew 25:28)

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