Definition of grant noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɡrɑːnt//
; NAmE NAmE//ɡrænt//
Access to education
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 grant (to do something) a sum of money that is given by the government or by another organization to be used for a particular purpose student grants (= to pay for their education) He has been awarded a research grant. See related entries: Access to education Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French granter ‘consent to support’, variant of creanter ‘to guarantee’, based on Latin credere ‘entrust’.Extra examples Poorer students would get maintenance grants of up to £1 500 a year. The full student maintenance grant was rather less than £2 000. The government has awarded a 3.5 million pound grant for the restoration of the opera house. The government has awarded a grant for the restoration of the building. The group’s annual grant from the Arts Council has been cut. The program offers grants to small businesses. The report was funded by a grant from the Department. The school has received a large capital grant to improve its buildings. There is a lot of competition for research grants. You can get a grant if you’ve lived in the area for three years. You may be eligible for a clothing grant. a grant for a youth project a grant from the funding authority emergency grants for special needs for items such as clothing home improvement grants for householders She has been awarded a research grant by Liverpool University. The hospital has applied for a government grant to buy a new scanner.
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