grant-n; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: financial aid given to support some undertaking

Commentary: GRANT[+quantity][+money][+support][+financial][+for_undertaking]

The professor has brought in about 2 million dollars in grants.
Mary is applying for a NIH grant to support her research.
These grants are given by private corporations to stimulate enterprise zones.
The government has 25 million dollars in block grants.

PropBank: grant.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: the act of allowing, bestowing something

Commentary: GRANT[+event][+allowing][+bestowing]

The fairy godmother's grant of three wishes to the girl is the central plot of the story.
The governor's grant of a stay of execution came as a surprise.
They had to recommend either the grant or the refusal of broadcast licenses.

PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a legal transfer of property

Commentary: GRANT[+event][+transfer][+legal][+of_property] [+document][+legal][+transfer][+of_property]

The government's land grants accelerated development and settlement of the west.
John's right to the family farm was established through a grant of probate.
Bob has the beer grant at the baseball park. (contractual right to run concession there)

PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 7, 8

Sense Number 4: a minor geographical subdivision of Maine, Vermont or New Hampshire

Commentary: GRANT[+location][+geographical][+subdivision][+minor][+of_state][+Maine_New_Hampshire_Vermont]

This old stone wall delineates one side of an early grant in Maine.
That grant in Vermont includes several dairy farms and a river running between them.

PropBank: NM
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2