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GIFT

abbr.
gamete intrafallopian transfer

gift

 (gĭft)
n.
1. Something that is bestowed voluntarily and without compensation: I received several gifts for my birthday. Your gift of $100 is greatly appreciated.
2. The act of giving: The painting came into their possession by gift.
3. A talent, endowment, aptitude, or inclination: She has a gift for playing the piano.
tr.v. gift·ed, gift·ing, gifts
1. To present something as a gift to: gifted his niece with a watch.
2. To give as a gift: "King Charles II ... had gifted the land of Carolina to certain members of his court" (Marilyn Yalom).
3. To endow with: Nature has gifted her with a fine voice.

[Middle English, from Old Norse; see ghabh- in Indo-European roots.]

gift

(ɡɪft)
n
1. something given; a present
2. a special aptitude, ability, or power; talent
3. the power or right to give or bestow (esp in the phrases in the gift of, in (someone's) gift)
4. the act or process of giving
5. look a gift-horse in the mouth (usually negative) to find fault with a free gift or chance benefit
vb (tr)
6. to present (something) as a gift to (a person)
7. (often foll by with) to present (someone) with a gift
8. rare to endow with; bestow
[Old English gift payment for a wife, dowry; related to Old Norse gipt, Old High German gift, Gothic fragifts endowment, engagement; see give]
ˈgiftless adj

GIFT

(ɡɪft)
n acronym for
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) gamete intrafallopian transfer: a technique, similar to in vitro fertilization, that enables some women who are unable to conceive to bear children. Egg cells are removed from the woman's ovary, mixed with sperm, and introduced into one of her Fallopian tubes

gift

(gɪft)
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.
v.t.
5. to give some power, capacity, or talent to.
6. to present (someone) with a gift: just the thing to gift the newlyweds.
[1125–75; Middle English < Old Norse gift; c. Old English gift (Middle English yift) marriage gift; akin to give]

gift


Past participle: gifted
Gerund: gifting

Imperative
gift
gift
Present
I gift
you gift
he/she/it gifts
we gift
you gift
they gift
Preterite
I gifted
you gifted
he/she/it gifted
we gifted
you gifted
they gifted
Present Continuous
I am gifting
you are gifting
he/she/it is gifting
we are gifting
you are gifting
they are gifting
Present Perfect
I have gifted
you have gifted
he/she/it has gifted
we have gifted
you have gifted
they have gifted
Past Continuous
I was gifting
you were gifting
he/she/it was gifting
we were gifting
you were gifting
they were gifting
Past Perfect
I had gifted
you had gifted
he/she/it had gifted
we had gifted
you had gifted
they had gifted
Future
I will gift
you will gift
he/she/it will gift
we will gift
you will gift
they will gift
Future Perfect
I will have gifted
you will have gifted
he/she/it will have gifted
we will have gifted
you will have gifted
they will have gifted
Future Continuous
I will be gifting
you will be gifting
he/she/it will be gifting
we will be gifting
you will be gifting
they will be gifting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gifting
you have been gifting
he/she/it has been gifting
we have been gifting
you have been gifting
they have been gifting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gifting
you will have been gifting
he/she/it will have been gifting
we will have been gifting
you will have been gifting
they will have been gifting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gifting
you had been gifting
he/she/it had been gifting
we had been gifting
you had been gifting
they had been gifting
Conditional
I would gift
you would gift
he/she/it would gift
we would gift
you would gift
they would gift
Past Conditional
I would have gifted
you would have gifted
he/she/it would have gifted
we would have gifted
you would have gifted
they would have gifted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gift - something acquired without compensationgift - something acquired without compensation
acquisition - something acquired; "a recent acquisition by the museum"
bequest, legacy - (law) a gift of personal property by will
devise - (law) a gift of real property by will
free lunch - something acquired without effort or payment or obligation; "there is no free lunch in politics or Hollywood"
dower, dowery, dowry, portion - money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage
bride price - money or property given (in some societies) by the bridegroom to the family of his bride
largess, largesse - a gift or money given (as for service or out of benevolence); usually given ostentatiously
economic aid, financial aid, aid - money to support a worthy person or cause
prize, award - something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery; "the prize was a free trip to Europe"
present - something presented as a gift; "his tie was a present from his wife"
donation, contribution - a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause
enrichment - a gift that significantly increases the recipient's wealth
lagniappe - a small gift (especially one given by a merchant to a customer who makes a purchase)
bestowment, bestowal - a gift that is bestowed or conferred
freebee, freebie - something that is free (usually provided as part of a promotional scheme); "the road map was a freebie"
giveaway - a gift of public land or resources for the private gain of a limited group
gift horse - a gift (usually of inferior quality) that should be accepted uncritically; "it wasn't much, but don't look a gift horse in the mouth"
2.gift - natural abilities or qualitiesgift - natural abilities or qualities  
natural ability - ability that is inherited
hang, knack, bent - a special way of doing something; "he had a bent for it"; "he had a special knack for getting into trouble"; "he couldn't get the hang of it"
flair, genius - a natural talent; "he has a flair for mathematics"; "he has a genius for interior decorating"
raw talent - powerfully impressive talent
3.gift - the act of givinggift - the act of giving      
oblation, offering - the act of contributing to the funds of a church or charity; "oblations for aid to the poor"
share-out, sharing - a distribution in shares
bestowal, conferment, conferral, bestowment - the act of conferring an honor or presenting a gift
accordance of rights, accordance - the act of granting rights; "the accordance to Canada of rights of access"
endowment - the act of endowing with a permanent source of income; "his generous endowment of the laboratory came just in the nick of time"
charity - an activity or gift that benefits the public at large
donation, contribution - act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity
almsgiving, alms-giving - making voluntary contributions to aid the poor
Verb1.gift - give qualities or abilities to
enable - render capable or able for some task; "This skill will enable you to find a job on Wall Street"; "The rope enables you to secure yourself when you climb the mountain"
cover - invest with a large or excessive amount of something; "She covered herself with glory"
2.gift - give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her birthday?"
dower, endow - furnish with an endowment; "When she got married, she got dowered"
hand out, pass out, give out, distribute - give to several people; "The teacher handed out the exams"
give away - make a gift of; "She gave away her antique furniture"
raffle, raffle off - dispose of in a lottery; "We raffled off a trip to the Bahamas"
bung, fee, tip - give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the compensation agreed on; "Remember to tip the waiter"; "fee the steward"
bequeath, will, leave - leave or give by will after one's death; "My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry"; "My grandfather left me his entire estate"
cede, surrender, give up, deliver - relinquish possession or control over; "The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in"
deed over, grant - transfer by deed; "grant land"
treat - provide with a gift or entertainment; "Grandmother always treated us to the circus"; "I like to treat myself to a day at a spa when I am depressed"
donate - give to a charity or good cause; "I donated blood to the Red Cross for the victims of the earthquake"; "donate money to the orphanage"; "She donates to her favorite charity every month"
tender - offer or present for acceptance
render, submit - make over as a return; "They had to render the estate"

gift

noun
1. donation, offering, present, contribution, grant, legacy, hand-out, endowment, boon, bequest, gratuity, prezzie (informal), bonsela (S. African), largesse or largess a gift of $50,000
2. talent, ability, capacity, genius, power, bent, faculty, capability, forte, flair, knack, aptitude As a youth he discovered a gift for teaching.

gift

noun
1. Something bestowed freely:
Chiefly British: handsel.
2. Something given to a charity or cause:
3. An innate capability:
verb
To present with a quality, trait, or power:
Translations
موهِبَههَدِيَّةهَدِيَّه، مِنْحَهيَهب
dardarovatnadánídárek
gavegivetalentdonereevne
donaco
andkinkima
lahjalahjoittaakyky
dar
gefagjöfhæfileiki, gáfa
贈り物
선물
daredonaredonum
gamtos apdovanotasgerai pakabintas liežuvispadovanotitalentas
dāvanadāvinātspējastalants
dar
dardarilo
gåvapresentbegåvning
ของขวัญ
quà

gift

[gɪft]
A. N
1. (= present) → regalo m, obsequio m (frm) (Comm) (also free gift) → obsequio m (Jur) → donación f
it's a gift! (= very cheap) → ¡es una ganga!; (= very easy) → es pan comido, ¡está tirado!
don't look a gift horse in the moutha caballo regalado no le mires el dentado
2. (= talent) → don m, talento m
the gift of tonguesel don de las lenguas
he has a gift for administrationtiene talento para la administración
to have a gift for languagestener mucha facilidad para los idiomas
he has artistic giftstiene dotes artísticas
see also gab
3. (= power to give) the office is in the gift ofel cometido está en manos de ...
B. VTdar, donar (Sport) [+ goal] → regalar
C. CPD gift certificate N (US) = gift token gift coupon Ncupón m de regalo
gift shop, gift store (US) Ntienda f de regalos
"gift shop"artículos mpl de regalo
gift tax Nimpuesto m sobre donaciones
gift token, gift voucher Nvale-obsequio m

gift

[ˈgɪft]
(= present) ncadeau m
the perfect gift → le cadeau idéal
(= donation) → don m
(= talent) → don m
to have a gift for sth → être doué pour qch
Dave has a gift for painting → Dave est doué pour la peinture.
(= blessing) the gift of life → le don de la vie free gift

gift

n
(= thing given)Geschenk nt, → Gabe f (liter); (= donation to charity)Spende f; (Jur) → Schenkung f; to make a gift of something to somebody, to make somebody a gift of somethingjdm etw zum Geschenk machen (form); there is a free gift with every purchase over £10bei jedem Kauf im Wert von über £ 10 erhalten Sie ein Geschenk; a free gift of a tin of soupeine Dose Suppe umsonst; I wouldn’t have it as a giftich möchte es nicht geschenkt haben; that question/goal was a gift (inf)die Frage/das Tor war ja geschenkt (inf); he thinks he’s God’s gift (to women) (inf)er denkt, er ist der Traum aller Frauen
(form: = right to give) this is in the gift of the governmentdas liegt im Ermessen der Regierung
(= talent)Gabe f; to have a gift for somethingein Talent ntfür etw haben; she has a gift for teachingsie hat eine Begabung zur Lehrerin; he has a gift for languages/musicer ist sprachbegabt/musikalisch begabt ? gab

gift

:
gift horse
n don’t look a gift in the mouth (Prov) → einem geschenkten Gaul schaut man nicht ins Maul (Prov)
gift tax
gift token, gift voucher
giftwrap
vtin or mit Geschenkpapier einwickeln
gift-wrapping

gift

[gɪft] n
a. (present) → dono, regalo (Comm) (also free gift) → omaggio
as a free gift → in omaggio, in dono
it's a gift! (fam) (easy) → è uno scherzo!
b. (talent) to have a gift for sthavere il dono di qc

gift

(gift) noun
1. something given willingly, eg as a present. a birthday gift.
2. a natural ability. She has a gift for music.
verb
to give or present as a gift. This painting was gifted by our former chairman.
ˈgifted adjective
having very great natural ability. a gifted musician/child.
gift of the gab
the ability to talk fluently and persuasively.

gift

هَدِيَّة dárek gave Geschenk δώρο regalo lahja présent dar regalo 贈り物 선물 geschenk gave dar presente подарок gåva ของขวัญ armağan quà 礼物

GIFT

abbr gamete intrafallopian transfer. V. transfer.
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