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Definition of "gift" [gift]

  • Something that is bestowed voluntarily and without compensation. (noun)
  • The act, right, or power of giving. (noun)
  • A talent, endowment, aptitude, or inclination. (noun)
  • To present something as a gift to. (verb-transitive)
  • To endow with. (verb-transitive)
  • Something given; a present (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A special aptitude, ability, or power; talent (noun)
  • The power or right to give or bestow (esp in the phrases in the gift of, in (someone's) gift) (noun)
  • The act or process of giving (noun)
  • To present (something) as a gift to (a person) (verb)
  • To present (someone) with a gift (verb)
  • To endow with; bestow (verb)

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Use "gift" in a sentence
  • ""Enjoy the gift of beauty with the deluxe fall gift* from Estée Lauder."
  • "I realize in religious celebration one may use the term gift as in 'a Sacrament in the Church is a gift, whether it is Anointing of the Sick or Reconciliation 'for those who believe in God."
  • "Renee, I simply do not think there is anything amiss with using the term gift when referring to the blessing of a baby."