What does gift mean?

Definitions for gift

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word gift.

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?"


  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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gift

    gift, n. a thing given: a bribe: a quality bestowed by nature: the act of giving.—v.t. to endow with any power or faculty.—adj. Gift′ed, endowed by nature: intellectual.—ns. Gift′-horse, a horse given as a gift; Gift′ling, a little gift.—Look a gift horse in the mouth, to criticise a gift. [Give.]

Editors Contribution

  1. gift

    An ability, skill, talent or quality in a human being.

    His gift was simple his love for his wife.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 19, 2019  
  2. gift

    The joy of spending time with a person you love or family.

    Time with family is a gift.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 19, 2019  

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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

How to pronounce gift?

  1. Alex
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How to say gift in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gift in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gift in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of gift in a Sentence

  1. Alyson Hannigan:

    It’s such a gift.

  2. Stavros Miroyannis:

    This is a gift from God.

  3. John Cornyn:

    I like that. It's a gift.

  4. Rick Gates:

    It was, in a way, a gift.

  5. E. B. White:

    Loneliness is a strange gift.

Images & Illustrations of gift

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