- giv|en1 [ˈgıvən]the past participle of ↑givegiven 2given2 adj [only before noun]1.) any/a given...any particular time, situation, amount etc that is being used as an example▪ On any given day in the Houston area, half the hospital beds are empty.▪ The rules are to be followed in any given situation.at any given time/moment▪ There are thought to be around 10,000 young homeless Scots in London at any given time.2.) previously arranged▪ The wrapping machine was pre-set to wrap a given number of biscuits.▪ Candidates will have to give a presentation on a given topic.▪ a game in which, at a given signal, everyone has to stand still3.) be given to (doing) sthformal to tend to do something, especially something that you should not do▪ He was a quiet man, not usually given to complaining.4.) take sth as givento accept that something is true or exists, especially when you are developing an idea or argument▪ The fact that people find change difficult is taken as given.given 3given3 preptaking something into account▪ Given the circumstances, you've done really well.given that▪ Given that the patients have some disabilities, we still try to enable them to be as independent as possible.given 4given4 na basic fact that you accept as being true▪ Sandra will be at least 15 minutes late - that's a given.▪ The concept is taken as a given in social studies.
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.