More definitions of GIFTDefinition of GIFT in:
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- 1A thing given willingly to someone without payment; a present: a Christmas gift [as modifier]: a gift shopMore example sentences
- 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 touchdown 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 director gifted her 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 someone with (something): she was gifted with a powerful clairvoyanceMore 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.
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look a gift horse in the mouth
- Find fault with something that has been received as a gift or favor.[earlier as look a given horse in the mouth]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.
Middle English: from Old Norse gipt; related to give.