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Meaning of “gift” in the English Dictionary

"gift" in British English

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giftnoun

uk   us   /ɡɪft/
  • gift noun (PRESENT)

A2 [C] a ​present or something that is given: a ​birthday/​wedding gift The ​guests all ​arrived bearing (= ​bringing) gifts. [C usually singular] informal something that is ​surprisinglyeasy or ​cheap: That ​goal was a gift! £100 for a good ​leathercoat? It's a gift!

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giftverb [T]

uk   us   /ɡɪft/
(Definition of gift from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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giftnoun [C]

 us   /ɡɪft/
  • gift noun [C] (PRESENT)

something that is given, esp. to show ​youraffection; a ​present: I have to get my ​sister a gift for her ​birthday.
  • gift noun [C] (ABILITY)

a ​special or ​unusualability; a ​talent: He has a gift for ​music – he ​plays the ​piano and ​singsbeautifully.
(Definition of gift from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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giftnoun [C]

uk   us   /ɡɪft/
something that is given as a ​present: Thousands of ​peoplebought the ​book as a Christmas gift.
something that you give without getting anything in ​return: You must convince the ​tax man that your gift is entirely for ​charitablepurposes.

giftverb [T]

uk   us   /ɡɪft/
to give something in an ​official or ​formal way: I gifted to my husband my 50 ​percentshare of the ​property.
(Definition of gift from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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