Gift definition

gĭft
Something that is bestowed voluntarily and without compensation.

I received several gifts for my birthday. Your gift of $100 is greatly appreciated.

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The act of giving.

The painting came into their possession by gift.

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A talent, endowment, aptitude, or inclination.

She has a gift for playing the piano.

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To present a gift to.
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To present something as a gift to.

Gifted his niece with a watch.

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Something given to show friendship, affection, support, etc.; present.
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The definition of a gift is a present or something given freely.

An example of a gift is a toy car given to a child for Christmas.

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The act, power, or right of giving.
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To gift is defined as to give something without the hopes of getting anything in returning.

An example of to gift is to provide a friend with a present on Christmas.

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To endow with.

Nature has gifted her with a fine voice.

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A natural ability; talent.

A gift for languages.

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To present as a gift.
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Property given as a present.
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The action of making a present of property.
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A gift made to a group of persons, the number of whom is determined at the time of the gift.
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A gift that becomes effective only upon the expiration of a prior transfer (such as a life estate).
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A gift made by will.
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Something given to another voluntarily, without charge.
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She had a gift for playing the flute.

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Something gained incidentally, without effort.
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Gamete intrafallopian transfer.
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Gamete intrafallopian transfer.
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A gift made by a donor in the expectation that he or she will die soon after.
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An irrevocable gift made during the owner’s lifetime.
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The act, right, or power of giving or bestowing.

The office is in the gift of the President.

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To give as a gift.
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To give away, to concede easily.
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To give as a gift.
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look a gift horse in the mouth
  • to be critical of a gift or favor
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
gift
Plural:
gifts

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

look a gift horse in the mouth

Origin of gift

  • Middle English from Old Norse ghabh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old Norse gipt, cognate with Old English ġift.

    From Wiktionary