something bestowed or acquired without any particular effort by the recipient or without its being earned: Those extra points he got in the game were a total gift.
a special ability or capacity; natural endowment; talent: the gift of saying the right thing at the right time.
to present with as a gift; bestow gifts upon; endow with.
to present (someone) with a gift: just the thing to gift the newlyweds.
- giftless, adjective
Other definitions for GIFT (2 of 2)
gamete intrafallopian transfer: a laparoscopic process in which eggs are retrieved from an ovary by aspiration and inserted, along with sperm, into the fallopian tube of another woman.
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How to use gift in a sentence
Holiday season is finally here and nothing beats seasonal gifts.Zoe Kravits Chats About The Holiday YSL Beauty Collection | Nandi Howard | November 20, 2020 | Essence.com
If this year is anything like last, after December 25, 68% of consumers plan to keep shopping for gifts and product exchanges.Don’t miss out on the most unpredictable holiday season yet | Sponsored Content: Microsoft Advertising | November 18, 2020 | Search Engine Land
Further, its growing advertising business and sales of virtual gifts for tipping creators made TikTok the number two non-gaming app by consumer spending in the third quarter of this year.Social Shorts: Instagram pegs Reels and Shop, Pinterest’s engagement metric, TikTok’s size and more | Ginny Marvin | November 16, 2020 | Search Engine Land
Despite plans looking a little diffrent this year, that doesn’t mean your gift giving skills has to lack.12 Trendy Gifts Your Friends Will Love This Season | Nandi Howard | November 11, 2020 | Essence.com
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Is Seagal being compensated by Putin re-gifting Bob Kraft's Super Bowl ring to him?What Is the Fascist Fascination With America’s D-Listers? | Joe Concha | March 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
But self-gifting of cash was downright rampant in corporate boardrooms across America.Fiscal Cliff Spurs Record Special Dividend Payouts | Matthew Zeitlin | December 31, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 gift (1 of 2)
something given; a present
a special aptitude, ability, or power; talent
the power or right to give or bestow (esp in the phrases in the gift of, in (someone's) gift)
the act or process of giving
look a gift-horse in the mouth (usually negative) to find fault with a free gift or chance benefit
to present (something) as a gift to (a person)
(often foll by with) to present (someone) with a gift
rare to endow with; bestow
- giftless, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for GIFT (2 of 2)
gamete intrafallopian transfer: a technique, similar to in vitro fertilization, that enables some women who are unable to conceive to bear children. Egg cells are removed from the woman's ovary, mixed with sperm, and introduced into one of her Fallopian tubes
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with gift
In addition to the idiom beginning with gift
- gift of gab
- look a gift horse in the mouth
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