# given

given is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
 given

## Contents

### Pronunciation

• IPA: /'gɪvən/
• SAMPA: /'gIv@n/
•  Audio (US) (file)

## Verb

 Plain form give Third person singular gives Simple past gave Past participle given Present participle giving
1. The past participle of give.

## Preposition

 Preposition given
1. Given ${\displaystyle x}$ means if ${\displaystyle x}$ is true, happened, exists, etc.
Given our current problems, I don't think we can spend any more.
Given a number, we can find another number that is bigger.