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Definitions of gift

  1. pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion; "a fine-looking woman"; "a good-looking man"; "better-looking than her sister"; "very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome"- Thackeray; "our southern women are well-favored"- Lillian Hellman Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. give qualities or abilities to Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. natural qualities or talents Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. something acquired without compensation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her birthday?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. Anything given; anything voluntarily transferred by one person to another without compensation; a present; an offering. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The act, right, or power of giving or bestowing; as, the office is in the gift of the President. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A bribe; anything given to corrupt. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Some quality or endowment given to man by God; a preeminent and special talent or aptitude; power; faculty; as, the gift of wit; a gift for speaking. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To endow with some power or faculty. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Something given or bestowed; offering; a present; a donation; natural talent; benefaction. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. A thing given: a bribe: a quality bestowed by nature: the act of giving. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. To endow with any power or faculty. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. Anything given; natural faculty. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. The act of giving, or that which is given; a present. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. A natural endowment; talent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. The act of giving; anything given; a donation; a bribe; a natural endowment. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. To endow with any gift or faculty; to bestow. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. A present; anything given or bestowed; an offering; power; faculty. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. The giving and receiving of presents has in all ages been not only a more frequent but also a more formal and significant proceeding in the East than among ourselves. We cannot adduce a more remarkable proof of the important part which presents play in the social life of the East than the fact that the Hebrew language possesses no less than fifteen different expressions for the one idea. The mode of presentation was with as much parade as possible. The refusal of a present was regarded us a high indignity. No less an insult was it not to bring a present when the position of the parties demanded it. ( 1 Samuel 10:27 ) biblestudytools.com
  22. An gratuity ( Proverbs 19:6 ) to secure favour ( 18:16 ; 21:14 ), a thank-offering ( Numbers 18:11 ), or a dowry ( Genesis 34:12 ). biblestudytools.com
  23. An oblation or proppitatory gift ( 2 Samuel 8:2 2 Samuel 8:6 ; 1 Chronicles 18:2 1 Chronicles 18:6 ; 2 Ch 26:8 ; Psalms 45:12 ; 72:10 ). biblestudytools.com
  24. A bribe to a judge to obtain a favourable verdict ( Exodus 23:8 ; Deuteronomy 16:19 ). biblestudytools.com
  25. Simply a thing given ( Matthew 7:11 ; Luke 11:13 ; Ephesians 4:8 ); sacrifical ( Matthew 5:23 Matthew 5:24 ; 8:4 ); eleemosynary ( Luke 21:1 ); a gratuity ( John 4:10 ; Acts 8:20 ). In Acts 2:38 the generic word dorea is rendered "gift." It differs from the charisma ( 1 Corinthians 12:4 ) as denoting not miraculous powers but the working of a new spirit in men, and that spirit from God. The giving of presents entered largely into the affairs of common life in the East. The nature of the presents was as various as were the occasions: food ( 1 Samuel 9:7 ; 16:20 ), sheep and cattle ( Genesis 32:13-15 ), gold ( 2 Samuel 18:11 ), jewels ( Genesis 24:53 ), furniture, and vessels for eating and drinking ( 2 Samuel 17:28 ); delicacies, as spices, honey, etc. ( 1 Kings 10:25 ; 2 Kings 5: : 22 ). The mode of presentation was with as much parade as possible: the presents were conveyed by the hands of servants ( Judges 3:18 ), or still better, on the backs of beasts of burden ( 2 Kings 8:9 ). The refusal of a present was regarded as a high indignity; and this constituted the aggravated insult noticed in Matthew 22:11 , the marriage robe having been offered and refused. These dictionary topics are fromM.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.[B] indicates this entry was also found in Baker's Evangelical Dictionary[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible DictionaryBibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Gift". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". . biblestudytools.com
  26. A voluntary conveyance of land, or transfer of goods, from one person to another,made gratuitously, and not upon any consideration of blood or money. 2 Rl.Comm. 440; 2 Steph. Comm. 102; 2 Kent, Comm. 437. And see Ingram v. Colgan, 100Cal. 113, 38 Pac. 315, 28 L. It. A. 187, 40 Am. St. Rep. 221; Gray v. Barton, 55 N. Y.72, 14 Am. Rep. 1S1; Williamson v. Johnson, 02 Vt. 378, 20 Atl. 279, 9 L. It. A. 277, 22Am. St. Rep. 117; Flanders v. Blandy, 45 Ohio St. 113, 12 N. E. 321.A gift is a transfer of personal property, made voluntarily and without consideration.Civil Code Cal. thelawdictionary.org
  27. 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. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  28. 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. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  29. 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. §57; 2 Bl. Com. 441. But real estate must be transferred by deed. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  30. 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. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  31. 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. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  32. 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. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  33. gift, n. a thing given: a bribe: a quality bestowed by nature: the act of giving.--v.t. to endow with any power or faculty.--adj. GIFT'ED, endowed by nature: intellectual.--ns. GIFT'-HORSE, a horse given as a gift; GIFT'LING, a little gift.--LOOK A GIFT HORSE IN THE MOUTH, to criticise a gift. [Give.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  34. Giving (would not have it at a g., even gratis; the living is in the g. of-, is his to bestow; came to me by free g.); (Law) voluntary transference of property without consideration; thing given, present, donation; facutly miraculously bestowed, virtue looked faculty miraculously bestowed, virtue looked upon as emanation from heaven &c., (g. of TONGUES); natural endowment (g. of the GAB), talent, whence gifted a.; g.-book, one given or suitable for giving as present; g.-HORSE, one given. (Vb) endow with gg., present with as g.; bestow as g. (to person; away). [old Norse] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  35. n. [Anglo-Saxon] A present; anything given or bestowed; transfer of land or property without consideration;—act of bestowing or conferring;—power or right to give;—a religious offering; oblation;—a donation;—a reward; a bribe;—faculty; endowment; mental power or moral quality given to man by God. Cabinet Dictionary
  36. A thing given or bestowed; the act of giving; offering; power, faculty. Complete Dictionary

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