gift·ed | \ˈgif-təd \

Definition of gifted 

1 : having great natural ability : talented gifted children

2 : revealing a special gift gifted voices

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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

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Pamela Davis-Clarke, an attorney and a founder of the Stuyvesant High School Black Alumni Diversity Initiative, is calling for universal screening of pre-kindergarteners in underrepresented communities for gifted programs. Leslie Brody, WSJ, "Alumni From Elite New York City High Schools Unite to Fight Admissions Changes," 20 June 2018 That will keep the gifted program together and avoid moving students into JFK. Patrick O'donnell,, "Cleveland's Whitney Young gifted school avoids the axe as district backs off plans to break it up," 10 May 2018 With enrollment in advanced placement courses and gifted programs, there is a giant deficit, with only 7 percent and 11 percent, respectively. Steve Smith, Courant Community, "MLK's Legacy Discussed 50 Years Later," 1 May 2018 Not so long ago, a technically gifted team like Croatia would have been rubbing its hands at the prospect of facing a squad of Premier League players. Jonathan Clegg, WSJ, "The Premier League’s World Cup Takeover," 8 July 2018 The district has plans for a gifted-only middle school program, too. Leslie Postal,, "New school for gifted named Orlando Gifted Academy," 29 May 2018 What makes Kim Kardashian, the ultimate docu-soap star, so gifted is her constant negotiation of power and vulnerability. Lucas Mann, The Atlantic, "What Exactly Makes Trump a 'Reality-TV President'?," 30 Apr. 2018 Villanova's offense comes in flurries that can bury some of those most gifted teams. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "Four reasons Villanova is the title favorite in the Final Four," 27 Mar. 2018 To squeeze the potential from this enormously gifted team. Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, "Big Ten tournament: Old labels don't apply for Michigan, Michigan State," 3 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of gifted

1644, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of gifted

: having great natural ability


gift·ed | \ˈgif-təd \

Kids Definition of gifted

: having great natural ability a gifted athlete

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