What is a gift?

6 Mar

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/gift?s=t

gift

[gift]  Show IPA

noun

1.

something given voluntarily without payment in return, as toshow favor toward someone, honor an occasion, or make agesture of assistance; present.
2.

the act of giving.
3.

something bestowed or acquired without any particular effort bythe recipient or without its being earned: Those extra points he gotin the game were a total gift.
4.

a special ability or capacity; natural endowment; talent: the giftof saying the right thing at the right time.
verb (used with object)

5.

to present with as a gift; bestow gifts upon; endow with.
6.

to present (someone) with a gift: just the thing to gift thenewlyweds.
gift  (gft)

n.

1. Something that is bestowed voluntarily and without compensation.
2. The act, right, or power of giving.
3. A talent, endowment, aptitude, or inclination.
tr.v. gift·edgift·inggifts

1. To present something as a gift to.
2. To endow with.

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