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English definition of “given”

given

verb uk   /ˈɡɪv.ən/ us  
past participle of give

given

preposition uk   /ˈɡɪv.ən/ us  
knowing about or considering a particular thing: Given his age, he's a remarkably fast runner. Given (the fact) that he's had six months to do this, he hasn't made much progress.

given

adjective uk   /ˈɡɪv.ən/ us  

given adjective (ARRANGED)

already decided, arranged, or agreed: At the given signal, the group rushed forward to the barrier. The bomb could go off at any given (= any) time and in any given (= any) place.

given adjective (HAVE HABIT)

be given to sth to do something regularly or as a habit: She was given to staying in bed till lunchtime.

given

noun [C] uk   /ˈɡɪv.ən/ us  
something that is certain to happen: You can take it as a given that there will be champagne at the wedding.
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