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1 license (US) noun
or chiefly British licence /ˈlaɪsn̩s/
plural licenses
1 license (US)
noun
or chiefly British licence /ˈlaɪsn̩s/
plural licenses
Learner's definition of LICENSE
[count] : an official document, card, etc., that gives you permission to do, use, or have something
often used to refer specifically to a driver's license
see also driver's license, marriage license
: freedom to act however you want to followed by to + verb
[noncount]
[singular]
[noncount] : the freedom of an artist, writer, etc., to change the way something is described or shown in order to produce a work of art
[count] : a document or agreement that allows a certain number of people to use a computer program

a license to print money

sometimes disapproving
: a way of making a large amount of money very easily

under license

: in a business arrangement where one company gives official permission to another company to do or make something
2 license verb
also British licence /ˈlaɪsn̩s/
licenses; licensed; licensing
2 license
verb
also British licence /ˈlaɪsn̩s/
licenses; licensed; licensing
Learner's definition of LICENSE
[+ object]
: to give official permission to (someone or something) to do or use something : to give a license to (someone or something)
: to give official permission for (something)
: to allow the use of (a name, property, etc.) through a formal agreement
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