There are 2 definitions of GIFT in English:

GIFT

Line breaks: GIFT
Pronunciation: /ɡɪft
 
/

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
  • Gamete intrafallopian transfer, a technique for assisting conception by introducing mixed ova and sperm into a fallopian tube.

Origin

1980s: acronym.

More definitions of GIFT

Definition of GIFT in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day razz
Pronunciation: raz
verb
tease (someone) playfully

There are 2 definitions of GIFT in English:

gift

Line breaks: gift
Pronunciation: /gɪft
 
/

noun

verb

[with object] Back to top  
  • 1Give (something) as a gift, especially formally or as a donation or bequest: the company gifted 2,999 shares to a charity
    More example sentences
    • For those who wish to gift a pen to the loved one, it has introduced a red roller ball-pen in an attractive package, with Valentine hearts printed all over.
    • Couples select a group of charities and each guest chooses to gift a donation to the charity of their choice.
    • Rather, the goods passing hands were priceless jewels and ornaments gifted by foreign rulers, and at stake was the reputation and future of the monarchy.
  • 1.1Present (someone) with a gift or gifts: the queen gifted him with a heart-shaped brooch
    More example sentences
    • It was the last bottle of the champagne we were gifted with for our reception.
    • We have no way of providing a new shelter unless someone or some organisation gifts us with a building.
    • You are fêted by kings and presidents when you win an Olympic medal; you are gifted with bungalows and cars.
    Synonyms
    present, give, bestow, confer, donate, contribute, endow, award, accord, grant; pledge, vouchsafe, furnish, bequeath, hand over, turn over, make over, leave, will
  • 1.2 (gift someone with) Endow with (something): man is gifted with a moral sense
    More example sentences
    • You can teach somebody and school them to be an actor but to be a very good actor you must have stage presence and Des has been gifted with that.
    • He kept stoking the fire of his intellect and did a successful job of blending it with the artistic talent he has been gifted with to reach where he is today.
    • Hailing from a musical family has gifted him with an ear for sound.
  • 1.3 informal Inadvertently allow (an opponent) to have something: [with two objects]: the goalkeeper gifted Liverpool their last-minute winner
    More example sentences
    • A desperately poor pass from Jerry Collins gifted a try for them in the second quarter.
    • A poor pass went to ground gifting a try to centre Tony Waite with Grayshon adding his second conversion with the last kick of the match.
    • A goalkeeping error to gift a goal, a man dismissed, and a 2-1 defeat in their opening tie.

Phrases

the gift of the gab

see gab.

the gift of tongues

see tongue.

in the gift of

(Of a Church living or official appointment) in the power of (someone) to award: nine seats in parliament were now in his gift
More example sentences
  • Labour delegates have it in their gift today to hold their leaders to account and uphold the cause of peace and self-determination.
  • It's something he has had to deal with but, then, it is in his gift to do so.
  • The row began when the church questioned whether the Queen had ever bestowed the highest honour in her gift, the Order of the Thistle, on a Catholic.

don't look a gift horse in the mouth

proverb Don’t find fault with something that you have discovered or been given.
[prospective purchasers would often inspect the condition of a horse's teeth]
More example sentences
  • Ah well, don't look a gift horse in the mouth, right?
  • I doubt whether there are any famous people or people of high standing living in the community, so don't look a gift horse in the mouth and grab this golden opportunity while it is still there.

Derivatives

giftable

adjective
More example sentences
  • We also examined customers’ views of the giftable candy category and their desired relationship with a candy manufacturer.
  • Though a revamped marketing approach boosted giftable sales by 20 per cent in 2005, year-end results were disappointing.

Origin

Middle English: from Old Norse gipt; related to give.

More definitions of GIFT

Definition of gift in: