Definitions for giftgɪft

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

giftgɪft(n.)

  1. something given voluntarily without payment in return, as to honor a person or an occasion or to provide assistance; present.

  2. the act of giving.

  3. something bestowed or acquired without being sought or earned by the receiver.

  4. a special ability or capacity; natural endowment; talent:

    a gift for music.

  5. (v.t.)to give some power, capacity, or talent to.

  6. to present (someone) with a gift:

    just the thing to gift the newlyweds.

Origin of gift:

1125–75; ME < ON gift; c. OE gift (ME yift) marriage gift; akin to give

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gift(noun)

    something acquired without compensation

  2. endowment, gift, talent, natural endowment(noun)

    natural abilities or qualities

  3. giving, gift(verb)

    the act of giving

  4. endow, indue, gift, empower, invest, endue(verb)

    give qualities or abilities to

  5. give, gift, present(verb)

    give as a present; make a gift of

    "What will you give her for her birthday?"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. gift(noun)ˈɪft

    a present you give

    birthday/Christmas/Hanukkah gifts; to give a gift; friends exchanging gifts at Christmas

  2. giftˈɪft

    a natural ability; = talent

    She has a gift for telling stories.

  3. giftˈɪft

    sth you are very thankful for

    the gifts that God gives us

Wiktionary

  1. gift(Noun)

    Something given to another voluntarily, without charge.

  2. gift(Noun)

    A talent or natural ability.

  3. gift(Noun)

    Something gained incidentally, without effort.

  4. gift(Verb)

    To give (as a gift) to.

  5. gift(Verb)

    To give away, to concede easily

  6. Origin: From gipt, cognate with Old English ġift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gift(verb)

    anything given; anything voluntarily transferred by one person to another without compensation; a present; an offering

  2. Gift(verb)

    the act, right, or power of giving or bestowing; as, the office is in the gift of the President

  3. Gift(verb)

    a bribe; anything given to corrupt

  4. Gift(verb)

    some quality or endowment given to man by God; a preeminent and special talent or aptitude; power; faculty; as, the gift of wit; a gift for speaking

  5. Gift(verb)

    a voluntary transfer of real or personal property, without any consideration. It can be perfected only by deed, or in case of personal property, by an actual delivery of possession

  6. Gift(verb)

    to endow with some power or faculty

Freebase

  1. Gift

    Gift is a Japanese adult visual novel developed by Moonstone and released on May 27, 2005 for Windows. The original game was a collaboration project where the company Circus helped to produce it, though Moonstone did the majority of the work involved. Gift is Moonstone's fourth title, and was followed up with an adult fan disc called Gift Rainbow-colored Stories released on January 27, 2006 for Windows. It was later ported to the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable. The gameplay in Gift follows a plot line which offers pre-determined scenarios with courses of interaction, and focuses on the appeal of the five female main characters. The story revolves around Haruhiko Amami, a male high school student living in a town where a rainbow is always seen in the sky. A set of five drama CDs, one for each heroine, was released by Lantis between September 2005 and February 2006. There have been five light novels written, two Internet radio shows produced, along with a manga series serialized in Kadokawa Shoten's seinen magazine Comptiq between January 2006 and February 2007. A 12-episode anime adaptation, produced by Oriental Light and Magic, aired in Japan between October and December 2006.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'gift' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3386

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'gift' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3190

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'gift' in Nouns Frequency: #984


Translations for gift

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

gift(noun)

something given willingly, eg as a present

a birthday gift.

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