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gift

  
  ( gifts    plural  )
1       n-count   A gift is something that you give someone as a present.  
...a gift of $50.00..., They believed the unborn child was a gift from God., ...gift shops.     
2       n-count   If someone has a giftfor doing something, they have a natural ability for doing it.  
oft N for/of -ing/n  
As a youth he discovered a gift for teaching..., Her grandmother had the gift of making people happy.     


gift-wrapped     
A gift-wrapped present is wrapped in pretty paper.      adj   usu ADJ n  
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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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