n.1.Anything given; anything voluntarily transferred by one person to another without compensation; a present; an offering.
Shall I receive by gift, what of my own, . . .
I can command ?
- Milton.
2.The act, right, or power of giving or bestowing; as, the office is in the gift of the President.
3.A bribe; anything given to corrupt.
Neither take a gift, for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise.
- Deut. xvi. 19.
4.Some exceptional inborn quality or characteristic; a striking or special talent or aptitude; power; faculty; as, the gift of wit; a gift for speaking.
5.(Law) 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.
Gift rope
(Naut) a rope extended to a boat for towing it; a guest rope.
v. t.1.To endow with some power or faculty. See gift{4}.
[imp. & p. p. Gifted; p. pr. & vb. n. Gifting.]
He was gifted . . . with philosophical sagacity.
- I. Taylor.
Noun1.gift - something acquired without compensation
2.gift - natural qualities or talents
3.gift - the act of giving
Synonyms: giving
Verb1.gift - give qualities or abilities to
2.gift - give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her birthday?"
Synonyms: present, give

GIFT, conveyancing. A voluntary conveyance; that is, a conveyance not founded on the consideration of money or blood. The word denotes rather the motive of the conveyance; so that a feoffment or grant may be called a gift when gratuitous. A gift is of the same nature as a settlement; neither denotes a form of assurance, but the nature of the transaction. Watk. Prin. 199, by Preston. The operative words of this conveyance are do or dedi. The maker of this instrument is called the donor, and he to whom it is made, the donee. 2 B. Com. 316 Litt. 69; Touchs. ch. 11.

GIFT, contracts. The act by which the owner of a thing, voluntarily transfers the title and possession of the same, from himself to another person who accepts it, without any consideration. It differs from a grant, sale, or barter in this, that in each of these cases there must be a consideration, and a gift, as the @definitionstates, must be without consideration.
     2. The manner of making the gift may be in writing, or verbally, and, as far as personal chattels are concerned, they are equally binding. Perk. Sec. 57; 2 Bl. Com. 441. But real estate must be transferred by deed.
     3. There must be a transfer made with an intention of passing the title, and delivering the possession of the thing given, and it must be accepted by the donee. 1 Madd. Ch. R. 176, Am. ed. p. 104; sed vide 2 Barn. & Ald. 551; Noy's Rep. 67.
     4. The transfer must be without consideration, for if there be the least consideration, it will change the contract into a sale or barter, if possession be delivered; or if not, into an executory contract. 2 Bl. Com. 440.
     5. Gifts are divided into gifts inter vivos, and gifts causa mortis; and also' into simple or proper gifts; that is, such as are to take immediate effect, without any condition; and qualified or improper gifts, or such as derive their force upon the happening, of some condition or contingency; as, for example, a donatio causa mortis. Vide Donatio causa mortis; Gifts inter vivos; and Vin. Ab. h. t.; Com. Dig. Biens, D 2, and Grant; Bac. Ab. Grant; 14 Vin. Ab. 19 3 M. & S. 7 5 Taunt. 212 1 Miles, R. 109.

To dream that you are giving a gift, signifies your generosity towards others. Alternatively, you may be trying to express some feeling or have something awkward to say that has to be carefully packaged. To dream that you receive a gift, denotes your tremendous luck in fortune and love. You are being rewarded for a job well done and are held in high esteem by those around you.Christmas present, ability, accomplishment, accord, acquirement, acuity, acuteness, administer, adroitness, afford, allot, allow, alms, an ear for, an eye for, aptness, attainment, award, baksheesh, benefaction, benefit, benevolence, bent, bestow, bestow on, bestowal, birthday present, bonus, bounty, box, braininess, brightness, brilliance, bump, cadeau, caliber, capability, capacity, capacity for, 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, dower, dowry, equipment, esprit, expenselessness, extend, facility, fairing, felicity, flair, fork out, forte, free ride, freebie, freeness, genius for, gift for, gift with, giftedness, gifts, give, give freely, give out, give to, gratuitousness, 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, 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, parts, peace offering, pledge, potential, pour, pourboire, power, powers, premium, 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, talents, tendency, tender, the goods, the stuff, tip, token, tribute, turn, turn for, vouchsafe, what it takes, white elephant, yield
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