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grant British & World English

Agree to give or allow (something requested) to

grant English Thesaurus

he granted them leave of absence

Grant New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

, Ulysses S(impson) (1822–85), American general and 18th president of the US 1869–77

Grant, Cary British & World English

(1904–86), British-born American actor; born Alexander Archibald Leach. He acted in more than seventy films, including Holiday (1938) and The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Grant, Duncan British & World English

(1885–1978), Scottish painter and designer, a pioneer of abstract art in Britain; full name Duncan James Corrow Grant. He was a cousin of Lytton Strachey and a member of the Bloomsbury Group

Grant, Ulysses S. British & World English

(1822–85), American general and 18th President of the US 1869–77; born Hiram Ulysses Grant; full name Ulysses Simpson Grant. As supreme commander of the Union armies, he defeated the Confederate army in 1865 with a policy of attrition

God grant British & World English

Used to express a wish that something should happen

grant aid British & World English

Financial assistance, especially money that is granted by central government to local government or an institution

grant aid New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen as verb)

block grant British & World English

A grant from central government which a local authority can allocate to a wide range of services

death grant British & World English

(In the UK) a state grant towards funeral expenses (abolished under the Social Security Act 1986)

land grant British & World English

A grant of public land, especially to an institution or to American Indians

Wood, Grant British & World English

(1892–1942), US artist; full name Grant De Volsen Wood. He is most noted for his scenes of his native Iowa in paintings such as Woman with Plant(s) (1929), American Gothic (1930), and Spring in Town (1941)

grant-in-aid British & World English

An amount of money given to local government, an institution, or a particular scholar

Sovereign Grant British & World English

(In the UK) the allowance provided annually by the government to support the Queen in her official duties, which replaced the Civil List in 2011

grant-maintained British & World English

(Of a school) funded by central rather than local government, and self-governing

direct-grant school British & World English

(In the UK) a fee-paying school that received funds from the government in return for the admission of non-paying pupils nominated by the local authority

Banting, Sir Frederick Grant British & World English

(1891–1941), Canadian physiologist and surgeon. With the assistance of C. H. Best, Banting discovered insulin in 1921-2, using it to treat the previously incurable and fatal disease diabetes. Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (1923, shared with J. J. R. Macleod)

God grant in God British & World English

Used to express a wish that something should happen

Hiram Ulysses Grant in Grant, Ulysses S. British & World English

(1822–85), American general and 18th President of the US 1869–77; born Hiram Ulysses Grant; full name Ulysses Simpson Grant. As supreme commander of the Union armies, he defeated the Confederate army in 1865 with a policy of attrition

Ulysses Simpson Grant in Grant, Ulysses S. British & World English

(1822–85), American general and 18th President of the US 1869–77; born Hiram Ulysses Grant; full name Ulysses Simpson Grant. As supreme commander of the Union armies, he defeated the Confederate army in 1865 with a policy of attrition

Grant De Volsen Wood in Wood, Grant British & World English

(1892–1942), US artist; full name Grant De Volsen Wood. He is most noted for his scenes of his native Iowa in paintings such as Woman with Plant(s) (1929), American Gothic (1930), and Spring in Town (1941)

Duncan James Corrow Grant in Grant, Duncan British & World English

(1885–1978), Scottish painter and designer, a pioneer of abstract art in Britain; full name Duncan James Corrow Grant. He was a cousin of Lytton Strachey and a member of the Bloomsbury Group


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