Grant vs Attribute - What's the difference?

grant | attribute |

As a proper noun grant

is and a scottish clan name, from a nickname meaning "large".

As a noun attribute is




Alternative forms

* graunt (obsolete)


(en verb)
  • To give over; to make conveyance of; to give the possession or title of; to convey; -- usually in answer to petition.
  • To bestow or confer, with or without compensation, particularly in answer to prayer or request; to give.
  • * 1668 July 3, , “Thomas Rue contra'' Andrew Hou?toun” in ''The Deci?ions of the Lords of Council & Se??ion I (Edinburgh, 1683), page 548:
  • He Su?pends on the?e Rea?ons, that Thomas Rue'' had granted a general Di?charge to ''Adam Mu?het'', who was his Conjunct, and ''correus debendi'', after the alleadged Service, which Di?charged ''Mu?het'', and con?equently ''Houstoun his Partner.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-05-17
  • , author=George Monbiot, authorlink=George Monbiot , title=Money just makes the rich suffer , volume=188, issue=23, page=19 , magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) citation , passage=In order to grant the rich these pleasures, the social contract is reconfigured. The welfare state is dismantled. […]}}
  • To admit as true what is not yet satisfactorily proved; to yield belief to; to allow; to yield; to concede.
  • * , Preface ("The Infidel Half Century"), section "In Quest of the First Cause":
  • The universe exists, said the father: somebody must have made it. If that somebody exists, said I, somebody must have made him. I grant that for the sake of argument, said the Oratorian.
  • To assent; to consent.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of granting; a bestowing or conferring; concession; allowance; permission.
  • The yielding or admission of something in dispute.
  • The thing or property granted; a gift; a boon.
  • I got a grant from the government to study archeology in Egypt.''
  • (legal) A transfer of property by deed or writing; especially, an appropriation or conveyance made by the government; as, a grant of land or of money; also, the deed or writing by which the transfer is made.
  • (informal) An application for a grant (monetary boon to aid research or the like).
  • attribute


    (en noun)
  • A characteristic or quality of a thing.
  • His finest attribute is his kindness.
  • (grammar) A word that qualifies a noun.
  • In the clause "My jacket is more expensive than yours", "My" is the attribute of "jacket".
  • (computing) The applicable option selection; a variable or a value.
  • This packet has its coherency attribute set to zero.
  • (logic) That which is predicated or affirmed of a subject; a predicate; an accident.
  • (computing, programming) A semantic item with which a method, etc. may be decorated.
  • There are some more implementations which use C
  • attribute s to define custom attributes specific to the AOP engine. Then the classes that need to be intercepted will be decorated with these custom attributes.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    () * attributeness * relational attribute


  • To ascribe (something) (to) a given cause, reason etc.
  • * Archbishop Tillotson
  • We attribute nothing to God that hath any repugnancy or contradiction in it.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The merit of service is seldom attributed to the true and exact performer.
  • * 2009 , (Diarmaid MacCulloch), A History of Christianity , Penguin 2010, p. 278:
  • H?kim's atypical actions should not be attributed to Islam as much as to insanity, which eventually led him to proclaim himself as Allah, whereupon he was murdered by outraged fellow Muslims.
  • To associate ownership or authorship of (something) (to) someone.
  • This poem is attributed to Browning.

    Derived terms

    () * attributable * attribution