Gite to Glad
(Gite) n. A gown. [Obs.]
She came often in a gite of red.Chaucer.
(Gith) n. [Prov. E., corn cockle; cf. W. gith corn cockle.] (Bot.) The corn cockle; also anciently
applied to the Nigella, or fennel flower.
(Git"tern) n. [OE. giterne, OF. guiterne, ultimately from same source as E. guitar. See Guitar,
and cf. Cittern.] An instrument like a guitar. "Harps, lutes, and giternes." Chaucer.
(Git"tern), v. i. To play on gittern. Milton.
(Git"tith) n. [Heb.] A musical instrument, of unknown character, supposed by some to have
been used by the people of Gath, and thence obtained by David. It is mentioned in the title of Psalms
viii., lxxxi., and lxxxiv. Dr. W. Smith.
(Giust) n. [Obs.] Same as Joust. Spenser.
(||Gius"to) a. [It., fr. L. justus. See Just, a.] (Mus.) In just, correct, or suitable time.
(Give) v. t. [imp. Gave (gav); p. p. Given (giv"'n); p. pr. & vb. n. Giving.] [OE. given, yiven,
yeven, AS. gifan, giefan; akin to D. geven, OS. geðan, OHG. geban, G. geben, Icel. gefa, Sw. gifva,
Dan. give, Goth. giban. Cf. Gift, n.]
1. To bestow without receiving a return; to confer without compensation; to impart, as a possession; to
grant, as authority or permission; to yield up or allow.
For generous lords had rather give than pay.Young.
2. To yield possesion of; to deliver over, as property, in exchange for something; to pay; as, we give the
value of what we buy.
What shall a man give in exchange for his soul ?Matt. xvi. 26.
3. To yield; to furnish; to produce; to emit; as, flint and steel give sparks.
4. To communicate or announce, as advice, tidings, etc.; to pronounce; to render or utter, as an opinion,
a judgment, a sentence, a shout, etc.
5. To grant power or license to; to permit; to allow; to license; to commission.
It is given me once again to behold my friend.Rowe.
Then give thy friend to shed the sacred wine.Pope.
6. To exhibit as a product or result; to produce; to show; as, the number of men, divided by the number of
ships, gives four hundred to each ship.
7. To devote; to apply; used reflexively, to devote or apply one's self; as, the soldiers give themselves to
plunder; also in this sense used very frequently in the past participle; as, the people are given to luxury
and pleasure; the youth is given to study.
8. (Logic & Math.) To set forth as a known quantity or a known relation, or as a premise from which to
reason; used principally in the passive form given.