- 1 a thing that you give to someone, especially on a special occasion or to say thank you synonym present The watch was a gift from my mother. Thank you for your generous gift. a free gift for every reader the gift of life (formal) The family made a gift of his paintings to the museum. gifts of toys for the children
- 2 a natural ability synonym talent gift (for something) She has a great gift for music. gift (for doing something) He has a gift for making friends easily. She can pick up a tune instantly on the piano. It's a gift.
- 3 [usually singular] (informal) a thing that is very easy to do or cheap to buy That home run was an absolute gift. At $500, it's a gift. Idioms
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the ability to speak easily and to persuade other people with your words Joe's got the gift of gab—he can sell anything.
the gift of gab (also a gift for gab) (informal) (sometimes disapproving)jump to other results
a person who thinks that they are particularly good at something or who thinks that someone will find them particularly attractive He seems to think he's God's gift to women.
God's gift (to somebody/something) (ironic)jump to other results
(usually with negatives) (informal) to refuse or criticize something that is given to you for nothing I'm never one to look a gift horse in the mouth.
look a gift horse in the mouthjump to other results