An example of a gift is a toy car given to a child for Christmas.
I received several gifts for my birthday. Your gift of $100 is greatly appreciated.
An example of to gift is to provide a friend with a present on Christmas.
The painting came into their possession by gift.
Gifted his niece with a watch.
She has a gift for playing the piano.
Nature has gifted her with a fine voice.
A gift for languages.
The office is in the gift of the President.
- To be critical of a gift or favor.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
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.