HyperDic: license

English > 5 senses of the word license:
NOUNcommunicationlicense, licence, permita legal document giving official permission to do something
statelicense, licencefreedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech)
statelicense, licenceexcessive freedom
actlicense, permission, permitthe act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
VERBsociallicense, licence, certifyauthorize officially
license > pronunciation
Soundslay'sahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > license: 5 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA legal document giving official permission to do something.
Synonymslicence, permit
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Narrowerbuilding permitA document authorizing the holder to construct a building of a particular kind on a particular lot
driver's license, driver's licence, driving license, driving licenceA license authorizing the bearer to drive a motor vehicle
fishing license, fishing licence, fishing permitA license authorizing the bearer to fish during a specified period of time
hunting license, hunting licence, hunting permit, game licenseA license authorizing the bearer to kill a certain type of animal during a specified period of time
learner's permitA document authorizing the bearer to learn to drive an automobile
letter of marque, letters of marque, letter of mark and reprisalA license to a private citizen to seize property of another nation
liquor license, liquor licenceA license authorizing the holder to sell alcoholic beverages
marriage license, marriage licence, wedding license, wedding licenceA license authorizing two people to marry
occupation license, occupation licenceA license to pursue a particular occupation
pass, liberty chitA permit to enter or leave a military installation
Broaderlegal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument(law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
Spanishlicencia, permiso
Catalanllicència, permís
Verbslicenseauthorize officially
English > license: 5 senses > noun 2, state
Meaningfreedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech).
Synonymlicence
Narrowerpoetic licenselicense used by a writer or artist to heighten the effect of their work
Broaderlibertyfreedom of choice
Spanishautorización, licencia, permiso
Catalanautorització, llicència, permís
English > license: 5 senses > noun 3, state
Meaningexcessive freedom; lack of due restraint.
Examples
  • "when liberty becomes license dictatorship is near"- Will Durant
  • "the intolerable license with which the newspapers break...the rules of decorum"- Edmund Burke
Synonymlicence
Broaderlibertyfreedom of choice
Spanishlicencia
English > license: 5 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization.
Synonymspermission, permit
NarrowerallowanceThe act of allowing
clearancepermission to proceed
conge, congeeformal permission to depart
dispensationAn exemption from some rule or obligation
tolerationofficial recognition of the right of individuals to hold dissenting opinions (especially in religion)
Broaderauthorization, authorisation, empowermentThe act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant
Spanishlicencia, permiso
Catalanautorització, llicència, permís
Verbslicenseauthorize officially
English > license: 5 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningauthorize officially.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
Example"I am licensed to practice law in this state"
Synonymslicence, certify
Entailsapprove, O.K., okay, sanctionGive sanction to
Narroweraccredit, recognize, recognisegrant credentials to
chartergrant a charter / charter to
franchisegrant a franchise to
Broaderauthorize, authorise, pass, cleargrant authorization or clearance for
Oppositedecertify, derecognize, derecogniseCause to be no longer approved or accepted
Spanishcertificar, confirmar, licenciar, ratificar
Catalanatorgar la llicència, certificar, confirmar, llicenciar, ratificar
Nounslicensethe act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
licensea legal document giving official permission to do something
licenseesomeone to whom a license is granted
licenseran official who can issue a license or give authoritative permission (especially one who licenses publications)

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