Definition of "gifted" [gifted]

  • Endowed with great natural ability, intelligence, or talent: a gifted child; a gifted pianist. (adjective)
  • Revealing special talent: a gifted rendition of the aria. (adjective)

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.

Use "gifted" in a sentence
  • "Some states stick with the label "gifted" whereas others use more broad and expansive definitions including "gifted and talent" or "high ability students.""
  • "Outgoing Secretary of State Colin Powell today declared Condoleezza Rice will bring what he called gifted leadership to the State Department."
  • "Sporting "Save Voegeli" buttons, students packed school board meetings, and along with fellow teachers and parents, appealed to the Winona board not to terminate what they described as a gifted teacher."