gift·​ed | \ ˈgif-təd How to pronounce gifted (audio) \

Definition of gifted

1 : having great natural ability : talented gifted children
2 : revealing a special gift gifted voices

Other Words from gifted

giftedly adverb
giftedness noun

Examples of gifted in a Sentence

He's an extremely gifted student. a school for gifted children
Recent Examples on the Web As a fifth-grader, Taylor Schlitz struggled to be acknowledged by her public school's gifted and talented program, the release said. Zoe Sottile, CNN, 8 May 2022 Designed to offer students deeper and more nuanced lessons, research has shown that creative and intellectual interests first nurtured in gifted programs often remain intact well into adulthood. Jasmine Browley, Essence, 25 Jan. 2022 Most of these teams now draft 19-year-olds who are physically gifted but emotionally immature and rather clueless about the NBA game. Terry Pluto, cleveland, 25 Apr. 2021 Defenders of gifted and talented programs also had some concerns. New York Times, 14 Apr. 2022 But Democrats are seen to be anti-meritocratic and opposed to standardized tests, test-in elite schools, and programs for the gifted and talented—areas where Asian children have excelled. Ruy Teixeira, National Review, 31 Mar. 2022 Neuqua coach James Thornton saw a talented and gifted player who was comfortable in his own skin. Patrick Z. Mcgavin,, 24 Mar. 2022 For years, Young said, she was passed over for gifted and talented classes in school despite having excellent grades. Jamie Smith Hopkins, USA TODAY, 23 Feb. 2022 Kathleen Thompson, who teaches fifth grade and the gifted and talented class at Ring Factory and Joppatowne elementary schools, has been selected as a finalist for the 2023 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail program. Maria Morales,, 4 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of gifted

1644, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 May 2022

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“Gifted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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gift·​ed | \ ˈgif-təd How to pronounce gifted (audio) \

Kids Definition of gifted

: having great natural ability a gifted athlete


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