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BNC: 1914 COCA: 1382


1 gift /ˈgɪft/ noun
plural gifts
1 gift
plural gifts
Learner's definition of GIFT
: something that is given to another person or to a group or organization礼物;赠品
: a special ability才能;天赋
often + for
sometimes + of

God's gift

informal + disapproving
used to describe the attitude of people who think that they are very talented, attractive, etc.自以为是;自以为了不起

look a gift horse in the mouth

see 1horse

the gift of gab

see 2gab
2 gift /ˈgɪft/ verb
gifts; gifted; gifting
2 gift
gifts; gifted; gifting
Learner's definition of GIFT
[+ object]
: to present (someone) with a gift赠送
see also gifted
BNC: 1914 COCA: 1382


1 of 3


: a notable capacity, talent, or endowment
: something voluntarily transferred by one person to another without compensation
: the act, right, or power of giving


2 of 3


gifted; gifting; gifts

transitive verb

: to endow with some power, quality, or attribute
She's been gifted with a beautiful voice.
: to make a gift of
It makes an excellent choice whether you're gifting one bottle for the honeymoon or a case to be savored for years, or even decades, to come. Robert Taylor
: present
gifted her with flowers
In this, her ninth novel, she has succeeded in gifting us with a story that will stay with us for a long time. Dorothy Rochmis
giftee noun


3 of 3


gamete intrafallopian transfer; gamete intrafallopian tube transfer
Choose the Right Synonym for gift

gift, faculty, aptitude, bent, talent, genius, knack mean a special ability for doing something.

gift often implies special favor by God or nature.

the gift of singing beautifully

faculty applies to an innate or less often acquired ability for a particular accomplishment or function.

a faculty for remembering names

aptitude implies a natural liking for some activity and the likelihood of success in it.

a mechanical aptitude

bent is nearly equal to aptitude but it stresses inclination perhaps more than specific ability.

a family with an artistic bent

talent suggests a marked natural ability that needs to be developed.

has enough talent to succeed

genius suggests impressive inborn creative ability.

has no great genius for poetry

knack implies a comparatively minor but special ability making for ease and dexterity in performance.

the knack of getting along

Example Sentences

Noun The money was a gift, not a loan. She considers her voice a God-given gift. Verb gifted with an uncanny ability to persuade people to do things they ordinarily wouldn't
Recent Examples on the Web
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For the plant parent friend who loves color, gift these groovy glass watering stakes, which will keep their plants moist while also adding a fun pop of color to the planter. Angela Belt, House Beautiful, 5 Aug. 2022 For a friend who loves wine, gift them this wine glass for their first post-birth drink. Jamie Kravitz, Woman's Day, 4 Aug. 2022 Filling her space with plants instantly brings her a sense of calm, so gift her these adorable five-inch pots to show off her favorite low-maintenance varieties. Monique Valeris, Good Housekeeping, 29 July 2022 Take your pick and gift them with a personalized robe or on their own. Cameron Jenkins, Good Housekeeping, 26 Aug. 2022 If tickets were digital, secure NFTs, they could be sold and then traded with ease so that those people who can not make their bookings can sell them on an open market or gift them to friends or family with no hassle. Jonathan Kleeman, Rolling Stone, 23 Aug. 2022 Sormonte and Marshall love to serve these cookies and to gift them. People Staff, PEOPLE.com, 30 July 2022 Leave it to Pineapple & Pearls to gift us a wagyu cheeseburger. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 15 July 2022 Just choose his favorite team and gift him some sports history. Katie Dupere And Vanessa Powell, Men's Health, 19 May 2022 See More

Word History


Noun and Verb

Middle English, from Old Norse, something given, talent; akin to Old English giefan to give

First Known Use


12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


circa 1550, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of gift was in the 12th century
BNC: 1914 COCA: 1382


1sth that you give to sb禮物ADJECTIVE | VERB + GIFT | GIFT + NOUN | PREPOSITION | PHRASES ADJECTIVEgenerous, kind, thoughtful (especially NAmE) 慷慨的/表示友善的/考慮周到的禮物Thank you all for your kind gifts.謝謝你們每一個人的禮物。expensive, lavish, precious, valuable昂貴的/豐厚的/珍貴的/貴重的禮物She received lavish gifts of clothes and perfume.她收到服裝和香水等厚禮。lovely, special, wonderful可愛的/特殊的/精彩絕妙的禮物perfect極好的禮物small小禮物free免費贈品When you place your first order with us, we will send you a free gift.第一次訂購將獲得免費贈品。birthday, Christmas, Hanukkah, holiday (NAmE) 生日/聖誕節/光明節/節日禮物anniversary, Christening, graduation, parting, shower, wedding週年紀念日/洗禮/畢業/臨別/送禮會/結婚禮物an outfit that Aunt Marilyn gave as a baby shower gift瑪麗蓮姨媽在迎接寶寶的送禮會上送的一套衣服hostess送給女主人的禮物These little boxes make perfect hostess gifts (= for the hostess of a party, etc.).這些小盒子送給女主人作禮物很合適。monetary (especially NAmE) 禮金gag (NAmE) 惡作劇禮物unwanted不想要的禮物the problem of what to do with unwanted gifts如何處理不想要的禮物的問題VERB + GIFTbear, bestow, bring (sb), buy (sb), exchange, give sb, make sb, offer sb, present, send (sb)帶禮物給(某人);交換禮物;給某人禮物;贈送某人禮物;(給某人)寄禮物He arrived home bearing gifts for everyone.他回家時給每個人都帶了禮物。They gave each other gifts at Christmas.聖誕節時他們互贈禮物。She wanted to make a gift to her grandchildren.她想給孫子孫女們送個禮物。accept, get, receive接受禮物;得到贈品;收到禮物Please accept this small gift.請收下這個小禮物。The children all received gifts.孩子們都收到了禮物。wrap將禮物包好open, unwrap打開/拆開禮物GIFT + NOUNshop禮品店wrap禮品包裝紙card, tag禮品卡;禮品標籤bag, basket, box, pack, set禮品袋;禮品籃;禮品盒;禮品包;禮品套裝New customers will receive a free gift pack containing a selection of our products.新客戶將會收到裝有本公司精選產品的免費禮品包。a gift set of shampoo, soap and hand cream包括洗髮香波、肥皂和護手霜的禮品套裝certificate, token, voucher (BrE) 禮券;贈券idea禮物點子Here are ten great gift ideas for your friends.這兒有 10 個幫你選禮物送給朋友的好點子。tax禮品稅PREPOSITIONas a gift作為禮物Her parents brought a set of spoons as a gift.她的父母帶來一套匙子作為禮物。gift for給⋯的禮物There were gifts for all the children.有送給所有孩子的禮物。gift from⋯送的禮物This vase was a gift from my mother.這個花瓶是媽媽送的禮物。gift to給⋯的禮物The golf clubs were her gift to her husband.這些高爾夫球杆是她送給丈夫的禮物。PHRASESshower gifts on sb, shower sb with gifts贈送某人大量禮物


2natural ability天資ADJECTIVE | VERB + GIFT | PREPOSITION ADJECTIVEamazing, extraordinary, great, outstanding, remarkable, special, unique, wonderful驚人的/非凡的/很高的/突出的/不尋常的/特殊的/獨特的/了不起的天賦his great gifts as a teacher他當教師的過人天分rare罕見的天分God-given, innate, natural, special天賦;與生俱來的才能;特殊才能artistic, musical藝術天分;音樂才華VERB + GIFThave, possess具有天賦PREPOSITIONgift for⋯方面的才華She has a natural gift for music.她具有音樂天賦。

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