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gift  


      n  
1    something given; a present  
2    a special aptitude, ability, or power; talent  
3    the power or right to give or bestow (esp. in the phrases in the gift of, in (someone's) gift)  
4    the act or process of giving  
5    look a gift-horse in the mouth   usually negative   to find fault with a free gift or chance benefit  
      vb   tr  
6    to present (something) as a gift to (a person)  
7    Rare   to endow with; bestow  
     (Old English gift payment for a wife, dowry; related to Old Norse gipt, Old High German gift, Gothic fragifts endowment, engagement; see give)  
  giftless      adj  


free gift  
      n   something given away, esp. as an incentive to a purchaser  
GIFT  
      n acronym for   gamete intrafallopian transfer: a technique, similar to in vitro fertilization, that enables some women who are unable to conceive to bear children. Egg cells are removed from the woman's ovary, mixed with sperm, and introduced into one of her Fallopian tubes  
gift of tongues  
      n   an utterance, partly or wholly unintelligible, produced under the influence of ecstatic religious emotion and conceived to be a manifestation of the Holy Ghost: practised in certain Christian churches, usually called Pentecostal,   (Also called)    glossolalia  
gift tax  
      n      another name for       capital transfer tax  
Greek gift  
      n   a gift given with the intention of tricking and causing harm to the recipient  
     (C19: in allusion to Virgil's Aeneid ii 49; see also Trojan Horse)  
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GIFT  
      n acronym for   gamete intrafallopian transfer: a technique, similar to in vitro fertilization, that enables some women who are unable to conceive to bear children. Egg cells are removed from the woman's ovary, mixed with sperm, and introduced into one of her Fallopian tubes  


free gift  
      n   something given away, esp. as an incentive to a purchaser  
gift  
      n  
1    something given; a present  
2    a special aptitude, ability, or power; talent  
3    the power or right to give or bestow (esp. in the phrases in the gift of, in (someone's) gift)  
4    the act or process of giving  
5    look a gift-horse in the mouth   usually negative   to find fault with a free gift or chance benefit  
      vb   tr  
6    to present (something) as a gift to (a person)  
7    Rare   to endow with; bestow  
     (Old English gift payment for a wife, dowry; related to Old Norse gipt, Old High German gift, Gothic fragifts endowment, engagement; see give)  
  giftless      adj  
gift of tongues  
      n   an utterance, partly or wholly unintelligible, produced under the influence of ecstatic religious emotion and conceived to be a manifestation of the Holy Ghost: practised in certain Christian churches, usually called Pentecostal,   (Also called)    glossolalia  
gift tax  
      n      another name for       capital transfer tax  
Greek gift  
      n   a gift given with the intention of tricking and causing harm to the recipient  
     (C19: in allusion to Virgil's Aeneid ii 49; see also Trojan Horse)  

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gift  

1    benefaction, bequest, bonus, boon, bounty, contribution, donation, grant, gratuity, hand-out, largesse or largess, legacy, offering, present  
2    ability, aptitude, attribute, bent, capability, capacity, endowment, faculty, flair, genius, knack, power, talent, turn  

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n.
1. a package containing food, clothes or other items that the receiver has difficulties in procuring by himself; 2. a package containing small gifts for close persons

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