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Meaning of GIFT

Pronunciation:  gift

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of giving
  2. [n]  natural qualities or talents
  3. [n]  something acquired without compensation
  4. [v]  give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her birthday?"
  5. [v]  give qualities or abilities to

GIFT is a 4 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: empower, endow, endowment, endue, give, giving, indue, invest, natural endowment, present, talent
 See Also: accordance, accordance of rights, acquisition, aid, award, bent, bequeath, bequest, bestowal, bestowal, bestowment, bestowment, bride price, bung, cede, charity, conferment, conferral, contribution, contribution, cover, deed over, deliver, devise, distribute, donate, donation, donation, dower, dower, dowery, dowry, economic aid, enable, endow, endowment, enrichment, flair, freebee, freebie, genius, gift horse, give away, give out, give up, giveaway, grant, hand out, hang, knack, lagniappe, largess, largesse, leave, legacy, natural ability, oblation, offering, present, prize, raffle, raffle off, raw talent, render, share-out, sharing, submit, surrender, tender, tip, treat, will



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gift\, n. [OE. gift, yift, yeft, AS. gift, fr. gifan to
    give; akin to D. & G. gift, Icel. gift, gipt, Goth. gifts (in
    comp.). See {Give}, v. t.]
    1. Anything given; anything voluntarily transferred by one
       person to another without compensation; a present; an
             Shall I receive by gift, what of my own, . . . I can
             command ?                             --Milton.
    2. The act, right, or power of giving or bestowing; as, the
       office is in the gift of the President.
    3. A bribe; anything given to corrupt.
             Neither take a gift, for a gift doth blind the eyes
             of the wise.                          --Deut. xvi.
    4. Some quality or endowment given to man by God; a
       pre["e]minent and special talent or aptitude; power;
       faculty; as, the gift of wit; a gift for speaking.
    5. (Law) 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. --Bouvier. Burrill.
    {Gift rope} (Naut), a rope extended to a boat for towing it;
       a guest rope.
    Syn: Present; donation; grant; largess; benefaction; boon;
         bounty; gratuity; endowment; talent; faculty.
    Usage: {Gift}, {Present}, {Donation}. These words, as here
           compared, denote something gratuitously imparted to
           another out of one's property. A gift is something
           given whether by a superior or an inferior, and is
           usually designed for the relief or benefit of him who
           receives it. A present is ordinarly from an equal or
           inferior, and is always intended as a compliment or
           expression of kindness. Donation is a word of more
           dignity, denoting, properly, a gift of considerable
           value, and ordinarly a gift made either to some public
           institution, or to an individual on account of his
           services to the public; as, a donation to a hospital,
           a charitable society, or a minister.
  2. \Gift\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gifted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To endow with some power or faculty.
          He was gifted . . . with philosophical sagacity. --I.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: gamete intrafallopian transfer. method of treating infertility by removing eggs from a woman's ovaries, combining them with sperm from her partner or a donor in the laboratory, and placing the eggs and sperm together in one of her fallopian tubes, where fertilization can occur.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are giving a gift means your generosity towards others. Alternatively, you may be trying to express some feeling or have something awkward to say that has to be carefully packaged. Dreaming that you receive a gift indicates your tremendous luck in fortune and love. You are being rewarded for a job well done and are held in high esteem by those around you.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Gamete intra-fallopian transfer is a technique that involves combining eggs and sperm outside of the body and immediately placing them into the fallopian tubes to achieve fertilization.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(1.) An gratuity (Prov. 19:6) to secure favour (18:16; 21:14), a thank-offering (Num. 18:11), or a dowry (Gen. 34:12).

(2.) An oblation or proppitatory gift (2Sa 8:2,6; 1Ch 18:2,6; 2Ch 26:8; Ps. 45:12; 72:10).

(3.) A bribe to a judge to obtain a favourable verdict (Ex. 23:8; Deut. 16:19).

(4.) Simply a thing given (Matt. 7:11; Luke 11:13; Eph. 4:8); sacrifical (Matt. 5:23, 24; 8:4); eleemosynary (Luke 21:1); a gratuity (John 4:10; Acts 8:20). In Acts 2:38 the generic word dorea is rendered "gift." It differs from the charisma (1 Cor. 12:4) as denoting not miraculous powers but the working of a new spirit in men, and that spirit from God.

The giving of presents entered largely into the affairs of common life in the East. The nature of the presents was as various as were the occasions: food (1 Sam. 9:7; 16:20), sheep and cattle (Gen. 32:13-15), gold (2 Sam. 18:11), jewels (Gen. 24:53), furniture, and vessels for eating and drinking (2 Sam. 17:28); delicacies, as spices, honey, etc. (1 Kings 10:25; 2 Kings 5: 22). The mode of presentation was with as much parade as possible: the presents were conveyed by the hands of servants (Judg. 3:18), or still better, on the backs of beasts of burden (2 Kings 8:9). The refusal of a present was regarded as a high indignity; and this constituted the aggravated insult noticed in Matt. 22:11, the marriage robe having been offered and refused.

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