Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “given”

See all translations

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.
Translations of “given”
in Chinese (Traditional) 送給, 提供, 贈與…
in Russian прич. прош. вр. от гл. give…
in Turkish vermek' fiilinin üçüncü hali…
in Chinese (Simplified) 送给, 提供, 赠与…
in Polish -…
(Definition of given from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of given?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “given” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

past participle

the form of a verb, usually made by adding -ed, used in some grammatical structures such as the passive and the present perfect

Word of the Day

Euphemisms (Words used to Avoid Offending People)

by Kate Woodford,
March 04, 2015
​​​ We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More