Gift

Definition of Gift

n.1.Anything given; anything voluntarily transferred by one person to another without compensation; a present; an offering.
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. 19.
4.Some exceptional inborn quality or characteristic; a striking or 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.
Gift rope
(Naut) a rope extended to a boat for towing it; a guest rope.
v. t.1.To endow with some power or faculty. See gift{4}.
[imp. & p. p. Gifted; p. pr. & vb. n. Gifting.]
He was gifted . . . with philosophical sagacity.
- I. Taylor.

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