Associations to the word «Permit»


PERMIT, verb. (now archaic) (rare) To hand over, resign (something to someone). [from 15th c.]
PERMIT, verb. (transitive) To allow (something) to happen, to give permission for. [from 15th c.]
PERMIT, verb. (transitive) To allow (someone) to do something; to give permission to. [from 15th c.]
PERMIT, verb. (intransitive) To allow for, to make something possible. [from 16th c.]
PERMIT, verb. (intransitive) To allow, to admit (of). [from 18th c.]
PERMIT, verb. (transitive) (pronounced like noun) To grant formal authorization for (something).
PERMIT, verb. (transitive) (pronounced like noun) To attempt to obtain or succeed in obtaining formal authorization for (something).
PERMIT, noun. (obsolete) Formal permission. [16th-19th c.]
PERMIT, noun. An artifact or document rendering something allowed or legal. [from 17th c.]
PERMIT, noun. A pompano of the species Trachinotus falcatus.
PERMIT NATURE TO TAKE HER COURSE, verb. Alternative form of let nature take its course
PERMIT NATURE TO TAKE ITS COURSE, verb. Alternative form of let nature take its course

Dictionary definition

PERMIT, noun. A legal document giving official permission to do something.
PERMIT, noun. The act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization.
PERMIT, noun. Large game fish; found in waters of the West Indies.
PERMIT, verb. Consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam".
PERMIT, verb. Make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen; "This permits the water to rush in"; "This sealed door won't allow the water come into the basement"; "This will permit the rain to run off".
PERMIT, verb. Allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting; "We don't allow dogs here"; "Children are not permitted beyond this point"; "We cannot tolerate smoking in the hospital".

Wise words

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Martin Luther King Jr.