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Grant

[grant, grahnt] /grænt, grɑnt/
noun
1.
Cary (Archibald Leach) 1904–86, U.S. actor, born in England.
2.
Heber Jedediah
[hee-ber jed-i-dahy-uh] /ˈhi bər ˌdʒɛd ɪˈdaɪ ə/ (Show IPA),
1856–1945, U.S. president of the Mormon Church 1918–45.
3.
Ulysses S(impson) 1822–85, 18th president of the U.S. 1869–77: Union general in the Civil War.
4.
a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “large, great.”.
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British Dictionary definitions for cary grant

grant

/ɡrɑːnt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to consent to perform or fulfil: to grant a wish
2.
(may take a clause as object) to permit as a favour, indulgence, etc: to grant an interview
3.
(may take a clause as object) to acknowledge the validity of; concede: I grant what you say is true
4.
to bestow, esp in a formal manner
5.
to transfer (property) to another, esp by deed; convey
6.
take for granted
  1. to accept or assume without question: one takes certain amenities for granted
  2. to fail to appreciate the value, merit, etc, of (a person)
noun
7.
a sum of money provided by a government, local authority, or public fund to finance educational study, overseas aid, building repairs, etc
8.
a privilege, right, etc, that has been granted
9.
the act of granting
10.
a transfer of property by deed or other written instrument; conveyance
11.
(US) a territorial unit in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, originally granted to an individual or organization
Derived Forms
grantable, adjective
granter, noun
Word Origin
C13: from Old French graunter, from Vulgar Latin credentāre (unattested), from Latin crēdere to believe

Grant

/ɡrɑːnt/
noun
1.
Cary, real name Alexander Archibald Leach. 1904–86, US film actor, born in England. His many films include Bringing up Baby (1938), The Philadelphia Story (1940), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), and Mr Blandings Builds his Dream House (1948)
2.
Duncan (James Corrowr). 1885–1978, British painter and designer
3.
Ulysses S(impson), real name Hiram Ulysses Grant. 1822–85, 18th president of the US (1869–77); commander in chief of Union forces in the American Civil War (1864–65)
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Word Origin and History for cary grant

grant

n.

c.1200, "allowance, consent, permission," from Anglo-French graunter, from Old French granter, collateral variant of creanter "to promise, guarantee, confirm, authorize," from Latin credentem (nominative credens), present participle of credere "to believe, to trust" (see credo).

v.

early 13c., "to allow, consent, permit," from Old French granter (see grant (n.)). Meaning "admit, acknowledge" is from c.1300; hence to take (something) for granted (1610s). Related: Granted; granting.

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