Gift meaning

gĭft
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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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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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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The act of giving.

The painting came into their possession by gift.

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To present something as a gift to.

Gifted his niece with a watch.

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To present a gift to.
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A talent, endowment, aptitude, or inclination.

She has a gift for playing the piano.

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To give as a gift.
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To endow with.

Nature has gifted her with a fine voice.

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Something given to show friendship, affection, support, etc.; present.
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The act, power, or right of giving.
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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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Gamete intrafallopian transfer.
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(General Import Format Technology) GIFT files are used to import questions for quizzes into the Moodle learning management system (LMS) and others. The files hold the plain text (UTF-8 format) of each question followed by formatted versions of the correct answer and any other answers provided by the test author. Many LMS applications can also export quiz questions into GIFT files. See LMS.
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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 made by a donor in the expectation that he or she will die soon after.
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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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An irrevocable gift made during the owner’s lifetime.
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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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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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look a gift horse in the mouth
  • To be critical of a gift or favor.
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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