Gift - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡɪft|  American pronunciation of the word gift
Brit.  |ɡɪft|  British pronunciation of the word gift

noun

- something acquired without compensation
- natural abilities or qualities (syn: endowment, talent)
- the act of giving (syn: giving)

verb

- give qualities or abilities to (syn: empower, endow, endue, indue, invest)
- give as a present; make a gift of (syn: give, present)

Examples

The money was a gift, not a loan.

She considers her voice a God-given gift.

...gifted with an uncanny ability to persuade people to do things they ordinarily wouldn't...

The family made a gift of his paintings to the museum.

These are the scenes and events which the pen of Scott has gifted.

The earrings were a gift from my aunt.

The clock was given as a retirement gift when he left the police.

Enjoy a free gift with any purchase of $20 or more.

This excellent cookbook would make an ideal gift for anyone just going away to college.

He was a kind man, with a gift for forming lasting friendships.

She has the rare gift of being able to laugh at herself.

He was said to have possessed the gift of prophecy.

Order now and receive a free gift!

I spent $30 on his birthday gift.

I have one more gift for you, and I saved the best for last.

Word forms

noun
singular: gift
plural: gifts
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