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Definition 1: the act of giving - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for gift in the sense of this definition

(gift is a kind of ...) a distribution in shares

(... is a kind of gift ) the act of contributing to the funds of a church or charity

"oblations for aid to the poor"

(... is a kind of gift ) the act of conferring an honor or presenting a gift

(... is a kind of gift ) the act of granting rights

"the accordance to Canada of rights of access"

(... is a kind of gift ) the act of endowing with a permanent source of income

"his generous endowment of the laboratory came just in the nick of time"

(... is a kind of gift ) an activity or gift that benefits the public at large

(... is a kind of gift ) act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity

(... is a kind of gift ) making voluntary contributions to aid the poor

Definition 2: natural abilities or qualities - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for gift in the sense of this definition

(gift is a kind of ...) ability that is inherited

(... is a kind of gift ) 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"

(... is a kind of gift ) a natural talent

"he has a flair for mathematics" "he has a genius for interior decorating"

(... is a kind of gift ) powerfully impressive talent

Definition 3: something acquired without compensation - [noun denoting possession]

(gift is a kind of ...) something acquired

"a recent acquisition by the museum"

(... is a kind of gift ) a gift of public land or resources for the private gain of a limited group

(... is a kind of gift ) something that is free (usually provided as part of a promotional scheme)

"the road map was a freebie"

(... is a kind of gift ) a gift that is bestowed or conferred

(... is a kind of gift ) a small gift (especially one given by a merchant to a customer who makes a purchase)

(... is a kind of gift ) a gift that significantly increases the recipient's wealth

(... is a kind of gift ) a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause

(... is a kind of gift ) something presented as a gift

"his tie was a present from his wife"

(... is a kind of gift ) something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery

"the prize was a free trip to Europe"

(... is a kind of gift ) gift of money or other material help to support a person or cause

"economic assistance to depressed areas"

(... is a kind of gift ) a gift or money given (as for service or out of benevolence); usually given ostentatiously

(... is a kind of gift ) money or property given (in some societies) by the bridegroom to the family of his bride

(... is a kind of gift ) money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage

(... is a kind of gift ) something acquired without effort or payment or obligation

"there is no free lunch in politics or Hollywood"

(... is a kind of gift ) (law) a gift of real property by will

(... is a kind of gift ) (law) a gift of personal property by will

(... is a kind of gift ) 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"

Definition 4: give as a present; make a gift of - [verb of possession]

Samples where gift or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • What will you give her for her birthday?

Synonyms for gift in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of gift ) give a present that one has received to someone else

"she regifted that ugly scarf she received from her aunt" "when I regift I hope the person likes the gift better than I do"

(... is a kind of gift ) offer or present for acceptance

(... is a kind of gift ) 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"

(... is a kind of gift ) 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"

(... is a kind of gift ) transfer by deed

"grant land"

(... is a kind of gift ) relinquish possession or control over

"The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in"

(... is a kind of gift ) leave or give by will after one's death

"My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry" "My grandfather left me his entire estate"

(... is a kind of gift ) give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the compensation agreed on

"Remember to tip the waiter" "fee the steward"

(... is a kind of gift ) dispose of in a lottery

"We raffled off a trip to the Bahamas"

(... is a kind of gift ) make a gift of

"She gave away her antique furniture"

(... is a kind of gift ) give to several people

"The teacher handed out the exams"

(... is a kind of gift ) furnish with an endowment

"When she got married, she got dowered"

(... is a kind of gift ) make over as a return

"They had to render the estate"

Synonyms for gift in the sense of this definition

(gift is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of gift ) invest with a large or excessive amount of something

"She covered herself with glory"

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