Meaning of “gift” in the English Dictionary

"gift" in British English

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uk /ɡɪft/ us /ɡɪft/

gift noun (PRESENT)

A2 [ C ] a present or something that is given:

The guests all arrived bearing (= bringing) gifts.

[ C usually singular ] informal something that is surprisingly easy or cheap:

That goal was a gift!
£100 for a good leather coat? It's a gift!

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giftverb [ T ]

uk /ɡɪft/ us /ɡɪft/

(Definition of “gift” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gift" in American English

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giftnoun [ C ]

us /ɡɪft/

gift noun [ C ] (PRESENT)

something that is given, esp. to show your affection; a present:

I have to get my sister a gift for her birthday.

gift noun [ C ] (ABILITY)

a special or unusual ability; a talent:

He has a gift for music – he plays the piano and sings beautifully.

(Definition of “gift” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"gift" in Business English

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giftnoun [ C ]

uk /ɡɪft/ us

something that is given as a present:

Thousands of people bought 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 charitable purposes.

giftverb [ T ]

uk /ɡɪft/ us

to give something in an official or formal way:

I gifted to my husband my 50 per cent share of the property.

(Definition of “gift” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)