What is gift?

  • (noun): The act of giving.
    Synonyms: giving
    See also — Additional definitions below


A gift or a present is the transfer of something without the expectation of payment. Although gift-giving might involve an expectation of reciprocity, a gift is meant to be free. In many human societies, the act of mutually exchanging money, goods, etc. may contribute to social cohesion. Economists have elaborated the economics of gift-giving into the notion of a gift economy. By extension the term gift can refer to anything that makes the other happier or less sad, especially as a favor, including forgiveness and kindness.

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The Mc Carters
... where they recorded two albums for the label 1988's The Gift and 1990's Better Be Home Soon, the latter of which was released as Jennifer McCarter the McCarters ... country music charts, of which the highest was 1988's "The Gift", at No ... They supported The Gift with a worldwide tour opening for Randy Travis and an appearance on Dolly Parton's Dolly variety show (like Parton, the ...
Testamentary Disposition - Types
... Types of testamentary dispositions include Gift (law), assets that have been legally transferred from one person to another Legacy, testamentary gift of personal property, traditionally of money but may be real or ...
Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up - The Three Kings
... and Patrick as the three kings, which were tasked to designate the ten stars containing gifts to the ten other housemates in the house. 1st Gift Aral ng Pagpapakumbaba (Lesson In Humility) (Day 71) - the housemate had to live, sleep and eat in a kariton, a wooden pushcart for three days (given to Paul Jake) 2nd Gift Aral sa Pagtitipid ng Damit (L ... given to Cathy) 7th Gift Aral sa Pagtitipid ng Tubig (Lesson on Frugality in Water) (Day 75) - the housemate has to keep herself from taking a bath (in the bathroom or in the swimming ...
Brett Budgeon - Biography
... he has competed in numerous events including The Burnie Gift and The Stawell Gift ... He also Finished second in the prestigious Burnie gift in 2006 ...
Gift - Religious Views
... Lewis Hyde remarks in The Gift that Christianity considers the Incarnation and subsequent death of Jesus to be the greatest gift to humankind, and that the Jataka contains a tale of ... the Divine Liturgy are referred to as "the Gifts." They are first of all the gifts of the community (both individually and corporately) to God, and then, after the epiklesis, the Gifts of the Body and Blood of ... Ritual sacrifices can be seen as return gifts to a deity ...

More definitions of "gift":

  • (noun): Something acquired without compensation.
  • (verb): Give as a present; make a gift of.
    Synonyms: give, present