Word of the Day: Gift

gift gift / gĭft   noun 1. a person’s inborn ability to do something well Geniuses themselves don’t talk about the gift of genius, they just talk about hard work and long hours. J. C. (James Cash) Penney, 1875 – 1971   2. a thing willingly given to someone without payment, a present The best gift you can give is a hug: one size fits all and no one ever minds if you return it. Marge Piercy, 1936 –   3. something given or received without being looked for or earned Make a gift of your life, and lift all mankind by being kind, considerate, forgiving, compassionate at all times, in all places, and under all conditions, with everyone as well as yourself. This is the greatest gift anyone can give. David Hawkins, 1927 – 2012   4. the act of giving To place your name by gift or bequest in the keeping of an active educational institution is to…make a permanent contribution to the welfare of humanity. Calvin Coolidge, 1872 – 1933   verb 1. to give a present; to give something to someone without requiring payment Oklahoma teen gifts bikes to kids at Christmas parade 13 years after one was gifted to him. Austin Williams, Fox 9, www.fox9.com/news/oklahoma-teen-gifts-bikes-to-kids-at-christmas-parade-13-years-after-one-was-gifted-to-him, December 12, 2022   2. to provide with You have been gifted with mental faculties to improve any circumstance around you. Bob Proctor, 1934 – 2022