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Gift

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Noun, Verb (transitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

Giftn. [OE. gift, yift, yeft, AS. gift, fr. gifan to give; akin to D. & G. gift, Icel. gift, gipt, Goth. gifts (in comp.). See Give, v. t.].
  •  Anything given; anything voluntarily transferred by one person to another without compensation; a present; an offering.  [1913 Webster]
    "Shall I receive by gift, what of my own, . . .
    I can command ?
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  The act, right, or power of giving or bestowing; as, the office is in the gift of the President.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A bribe; anything given to corrupt.  [1913 Webster]
    "Neither take a gift, for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Some exceptional inborn quality or characteristic; a striking or special talent or aptitude; power; faculty; as, the gift of wit; a gift for speaking.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  Bouvier. Burrill.  [1913 Webster]
Gift rope (Naut), a rope extended to a boat for towing it; a guest rope.
Syn. -- Present; donation; grant; largess; benefaction; boon; bounty; gratuity; endowment; talent; faculty.
Giftv. t. 
     To endow with some power or faculty. See gift{4}.  [1913 Webster]
    "He was gifted . . . with philosophical sagacity."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Gift, n. & v.
--n.
1 a thing given; a present.
2 a natural ability or talent.
3 the power to give (in his gift).
4 the act or an instance of giving.
5 colloq. an easy task.
--v.tr.
1 endow with gifts.
2 a (foll. by with) give to as a gift. b bestow as a gift.

Idiom
gift of tongues see TONGUE. gift token (or voucher) a voucher used as a gift and exchangeable for goods. gift-wrap (-wrapped, -wrapping) wrap attractively as a gift. look a gift-horse in the mouth (usu. neg.) find fault with what has been given.
Etymology
ME f. ON gipt f. Gmc, rel. to GIVE

THESAURUS

Gift

Christmas present, ability, accomplishment, accord, acquirement, acuity, acuteness, administer, adroitness, afford, allot, allow, alms, an ear for, an eye for, aptitude, aptness, attainment, award, baksheesh, benefaction, benefit, benevolence, bent, bestow, bestow on, bestowal, birthday present, bonus, boon, bounty, box, braininess, brightness, brilliance, bump, cadeau, caliber, capability, capacity, capacity for, charity, chip in, clear thinking, cleverness, communicate, compliment, complimentariness, confer, contribute, contribute to, contribution, costlessness, deal, deal out, dexterity, dish out, dispense, dole, dole out, donate, donate to, donation, dower, dowry, endowment, equipment, esprit, expenselessness, extend, facility, faculty, fairing, favor, felicity, flair, fork out, forte, free ride, freebie, freeness, genius, genius for, gift for, gift with, giftedness, gifts, give, give freely, give out, give to, grant, gratuitousness, gratuity, hand out, hand-out, handsel, head, heap, help to, honorarium, impart, inclination, innate aptitude, instinct, issue, keen-wittedness, keenness, kick in, knack, labor of love, largess, largesse, lavish, leaning, legacy, let have, long suit, makings, mental alertness, mercurial mind, mete, mete out, metier, native cleverness, natural endowment, natural gift, nimble mind, nimble-wittedness, nimbleness, no charge, nose, nous, numen, oblation, offer, offering, parts, peace offering, pledge, potential, pour, pourboire, power, powers, premium, present, presentation, prize, proffer, propensity, qualification, quick parts, quick thinking, quick wit, quick-wittedness, quickness, rain, ready wit, remembrance, render, reward, savvy, serve, set, sharp-wittedness, sharpness, shell out, shower, slip, smartness, smarts, snow, souvenir, speciality, specialty, sprightly wit, strength, strong flair, strong point, subscribe, sweeten the kitty, talent, talents, tendency, tender, the goods, the stuff, tip, token, tribute, turn, turn for, vouchsafe, what it takes, white elephant, yield

ROGET THESAURUS

Gift

Skill

N skill, skillfulness, address, dexterity, dexterousness, adroitness, expertness, proficiency, competence, technical competence, craft, callidity, facility, knack, trick, sleight, mastery, mastership, excellence, panurgy, ambidexterity, ambidextrousness, sleight of hand, seamanship, airmanship, marksmanship, horsemanship, rope-dancing, accomplishment, acquirement, attainment, art, science, technicality, technology, practical knowledge, technical knowledge, knowledge of the world, world wisdom, savoir faire, tact, mother wit, discretion, finesse, craftiness, management, self-help, cleverness, talent, ability, ingenuity, capacity, parts, talents, faculty, endowment, forte, turn, gift, genius, intelligence, sharpness, readiness, invention, aptness, aptitude, turn for, capacity for, genius for, felicity, capability, curiosa felicitas, qualification, habilitation, proficient, masterpiece, coup de maitre, chef d'euvre, tour de force, good stroke, skillful, dexterous, adroit, expert, apt, handy, quick, deft, ready, gain, slick, smart, proficient, good at, up to, at home in, master of, a good hand at, au fait, thoroughbred, masterly, crack, accomplished, conversant, experienced, practiced, skilled, hackneyed, up in, well up in, in practice, in proper cue, competent, efficient, qualified, capable, fitted, fit for, up to the mark, trained, initiated, prepared, primed, finished, clever, cute, able, ingenious, felicitous, gifted, talented, endowed, inventive, shrewd, sharp, on the ball, cunning, alive to, up to snuff, not to be caught with chaff, discreet, neat-handed, fine-fingered, nimble-fingered, ambidextrous, sure- footed, cut out for, fitted for, technical, artistic, scientific, daedalian, shipshape, workman- like, business-like, statesman-like, skillfully, well, artistically, with skill, with consummate skill, secundum artem, suo Marte, to the best of one's abilities, ars celare artem, artes honorabit, celui qui veut celui-la peut, c'est une grande habilite que de savoir cacher son, expertus metuit, es bildet ein Talent sich in der Stille sich ein C, heart to conceive, the understanding to direct, or the hand to execute, if you have lemons, make lemonade.

Acquisition

N acquisition, gaining, obtainment, procuration, procurement, purchase, descent, inheritance, gift, recovery, retrieval, revendication, replevin, restitution, redemption, salvage, trover, find, trouvaille, foundling, gain, thrift, money-making, money grubbing, lucre, filthy lucre, pelf, loaves and fishes, the main chance, emolument, profit, earnings, winnings, innings, pickings, net profit, avails, income, proceeds, produce, product, outcome, output, return, fruit, crop, harvest, second crop, aftermath, benefit, sweepstakes, trick, prize, pool, pot, wealth, subreption, obreption, stealing, acquiring, acquired, profitable, advantageous, gainful, remunerative, paying, lucrative, lucri causa.

Giving

N giving, bestowal, bestowment, donation, presentation, presentment, accordance, concession, delivery, consignment, dispensation, communication, endowment, investment, investiture, award, almsgiving, charity, liberality, generosity, gift, donation, present, cadeau, fairing, free gift, boon, favor, benefaction, grant, offering, oblation, sacrifice, immolation, lagniappe, pilon, grace, act of grace, bonus, allowance, contribution, subscription, subsidy, tribute, subvention, bequest, legacy, devise, will, dotation, dot, appanage, voluntary settlement, voluntary conveyance, amortization, alms, largess, bounty, dole, sportule, donative, help, oblation, offertory, honorarium, gratuity, Peter pence, sportula, Christmas box, Easter offering, vail, douceur, drink money, pourboire, trinkgeld, bakshish, fee, consideration, bribe, bait, ground bait, peace offering, handsel, boodle, graft, grease, blat, giver, grantor, donor, feoffer, settlor, giving, given, allowed, allowable, concessional, communicable, charitable, eleemosynary, sportulary, tributary, gratis, donative, auctor pretiosa facit, ex dono, res est ingeniosa dare.

Power

N power, potency, potentiality, jiva, puissance, might, force, energy, dint, right hand, right arm, ascendency, sway, control, prepotency, prepollence, almightiness, omnipotence, authority, strength, ability, ableness, competency, efficacy, efficiency, productivity, expertise (skill), validity, cogency, enablement, vantage ground, influence, pressure, conductivity, elasticity, gravity, electricity, magnetism, galvanism, voltaic electricity, voltaism, electromagnetism, atomic power, nuclear power, thermonuclear power, fuel cell, hydraulic power, water power, hydroelectric power, solar power, solar energy, solar panels, tidal power, wind power, attraction, vis inertiae, vis mortua, vis viva, potential energy, dynamic energy, dynamic friction, dynamic suction, live circuit, live rail, live wire, capability, capacity, quid valeant humeri quid ferre recusent, faculty, quality, attribute, endowment, virtue, gift, property, qualification, susceptibility, powerful, puissant, potential, capable, able, equal to, up to, cogent, valid, efficient, productive, effective, effectual, efficacious, adequate, competent, multipotent, plenipotent, omnipotent, almighty, forcible, (energetic), influential, productive, powerfully, by virtue of, by dint of, a toute force, dos moi pou sto kai kino ten gen, eripuit coelo fulmen sceptrumque tyrannis, fortis cadere cedere non potest.


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