Given name
Given Giv"en, p. p. & a. from {Give}, v. [1913 Webster]

1. (Math. & Logic) Granted; assumed; supposed to be known; set forth as a known quantity, relation, or premise. [1913 Webster]

2. Disposed; inclined; -- used with an adv.; as, virtuously given. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Stated; fixed; as, in a given time. [1913 Webster]

{Given name}, the Christian name, or name given by one's parents or guardians, as distinguished from the {surname}, which is inherited. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Given name — Name Name (n[=a]m), n. [AS. nama; akin to D. naam, OS. & OHG. namo, G. name, Icel. nafn, for namn, Dan. navn, Sw. namn, Goth. nam[=o], L. nomen (perh. influenced by noscere, gnoscere, to learn to know), Gr. o mona, Scr. n[=a]man. [root]267. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • given name — given names N COUNT: oft with poss A given name is a person s first name, which they are given at birth in addition to their surname. [FORMAL] Syn: first name …   English dictionary

  • given name — n. the first name of a person; name given at birth or baptism, as distinguished from the surname; forename …   English World dictionary

  • given name — given ,name noun count the name your parents give you when you are born: FIRST NAME => NAME …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • given name — n AmE your ↑first name …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • given name — see Christian name …   Modern English usage

  • given name — index call (title) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Given name — A given name, in Western contexts often referred to as a first name, is a personal name that specifies and differentiates between members of a group of individuals, especially in a family, all of whose members usually share the same family name… …   Wikipedia

  • given name — noun the name that precedes the surname • Syn: ↑first name, ↑forename • Hypernyms: ↑name • Hyponyms: ↑Christian name, ↑baptismal name, ↑praenomen * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • given name — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms given name : singular given name plural given names mainly American the name that your parents give you when you are born • See: name …   English dictionary

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