gift

/ˈgɪft/

  • Noun
  • something that is given to another person or to a group or organization
    1. The money was a gift, not a loan.
    2. a birthday/Christmas/anniversary/wedding gift [=present]
    3. We always exchange gifts [=we give each other gifts] on our anniversary.
    4. a generous/lavish/small gift
    5. a charitable gift [=something, such as money, that is given to a charity]
  • a special ability
    1. She considers her voice a God-given gift.
    2. He's an athlete with many physical gifts. [=talents]
    3. He has a gift for expressing himself.
    4. a gift for playing the piano
    5. an actor with a gift for comedy
    6. She claimed to have the gift of prophecy.
  • Verb
  • to present (someone) with a gift
    1. The foundation has gifted the museum with an important collection of paintings. [=(more commonly) the foundation has given the museum an important collection of paintings]