Past participle of give. Specified; fixed: We will meet at a given time and location. Granted as a supposition; acknowledged or assumed: Given the condition of the engine, it is a wonder that it even starts. Having a tendency; inclined: My neighbor is given to lavish spending. Bestowed as a gift; presented. Law Issued on a specified date. Used of legal documents. Something assumed or taken for granted. Often used in the plural.