given

A given is some detail or fact that is known to be true. Your mother might say, "It's a given that I'll always love you, no matter how annoying you are."

Something's a given if it's an established situation that you're sure of. It's a given that a first class airplane ticket will cost a lot more than a seat in coach, and it's also a given that the earth orbits the sun. It can also be an adjective: "After considering the given facts, mark an answer on the multiple-choice test." Given comes from the verb give, which has an Old English root of giefan, "to bestow, allot, or commit."

Primary Meanings of given

1.
adjn
acknowledged as a supposition
an assumption that is taken for granted
2.
adj
(usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward
Full Definitions of given
1

adj acknowledged as a supposition

given the engine's condition, it is a wonder that it started”
Synonyms:
granted
acknowledged
recognized or made known or admitted

n an assumption that is taken for granted

Synonyms:
precondition, presumption
Type of:
assumption, supposal, supposition
a hypothesis that is taken for granted
2

adj (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward

Synonyms:
apt, disposed, minded, tending
inclined
(often followed by `to') having a preference, disposition, or tendency

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