verb (used with object)
Origin of gift
Examples from the Web for gifting
In fact, she was struck with an episode during her interview, gifting an unsuspecting audience member with, yep, a free car.Oprah Winfrey’s Fabulous ‘Butler’ Press Tour: The Best Moments (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|August 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In her article, Medine acknowledges the slippery slope of gifting and expresses remorse.
Four years after gifting his DNA via Craigslist, a Kansas man may be on the hook for $6,000 in child support.The Sperm Donor Trap: Should Your DNA Follow You for Life?|Lizzie Crocker|January 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Four years ago, it was as if the gods had smiled gently on Barack Obama, gifting the moment and the country with his presidency.
The gifting, donations, volunteerism and work hours were all weighed evenly.
Ashur-uballit, king of Ashur, once wrote intimating to Akhenaton that he was gifting him horses and chariots and a jewel seal.Myths of Babylonia and Assyria|Donald A. Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for gifting (1 of 2)
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British Dictionary definitions for gifting (2 of 2)
Word Origin for gift
Word Origin and History for gifting
mid-13c. (c.1100 in surnames), from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse gift, gipt "gift, good luck," from Proto-Germanic *giftiz (cf. Old Saxon gift, Old Frisian jefte, Middle Dutch ghifte "gift," German Mitgift "dowry"), from PIE root *ghabh- "to give or receive" (see habit).
For German Gift "poison," see poison (n.). Old English cognate gift meant "bride-price, marriage gift (by the groom), dowry" (Old English noun for "giving, gift" was related giefu). Sense of "natural talent" is c.1300, perhaps from earlier sense of "inspiration" (late 12c.). As a verb from 16c., especially in gifted. As a verb, giftwrap (also gift-wrap) attested by 1936.
Idioms and Phrases with gifting
In addition to the idiom beginning with gift
- gift of gab
- look a gift horse in the mouth