More definitions of GIFTDefinition of GIFT in:
- The US English dictionary
- 1A thing given willingly to someone without payment; a present: wedding giftsMore example sentences
present, donation, offering, contribution, handout, presentation, bestowal, largesse, alms, charity, bonus, award, premium, bounty, boon, favour, bequest, legacy, inheritance, settlement, subsidy, grant, endowment, benefaction; tip, gratuity, baksheesh; giving; French pourboire• formal perquisite• archaic conferment
- The couple decided to forego wedding presents and gifts totalling £900 were handed over to the hospital.
- The toasts were made, the wedding gifts presented, and finally we dined.
- I'll get you your final pay together as well as a bonus as a wedding gift, to help things along.
- 1.1An act of giving something as a present: his mother’s gift of a penMore example sentences
- The theme behind the design is the gift of perfume for Mother's Day, but the execution is that of stylized glamour.
- Aside from the gift of time, mothers like to feel pampered.
- 1.2 • informal A very easy task or unmissable opportunity: that goal was an absolute giftMore example sentences
- To be a Christian is always both a gift and a task.
- For some, it's a gift - and the opportunity to recover while off from school or work.
- These were good examples of him being handed the gift of an easy win.
- 2A natural ability or talent: he has a gift for comedyMore example sentences
- Yet the core of Boyd's ability, the essence of his talent, is his gift for finishing.
- Advertising folks who do this best have a natural gift for empathizing with the customers they hope to seduce.
- She had a natural gift for it and has kept with it.
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- 1Give (something) as a gift, especially formally or as a donation or bequest: the company gifted 2,999 shares to a charityMore 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 broochMore 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.
- 1.2 (gift someone with) Endow with (something): man is gifted with a moral senseMore 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 winnerMore 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.
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 giftMore 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.
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- 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.
Middle English: from Old Norse gipt; related to give.