gift·​ed ˈgif-təd How to pronounce gifted (audio)
: having great natural ability : talented
gifted children
: revealing a special gift
gifted voices
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 These homes and several others have all been gifted to the Preservation Society of Newport County and are open to the public for tours. Mary Whitfill Roeloffs, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 Ohel’s family has campaigned for the release of Alon, a gifted pianist who was kidnapped by Hamas at the Nova music festival on Oct. 7, by symbolically setting up a piano on which passersby can play in central Tel Aviv. Benoit Faucon, WSJ, 27 Nov. 2023 So, this Thanksgiving Day weekend, co-anchor Martha Raddatz, a big Minnesota Vikings fan sat down with the team's quarterback, the pastor not (ph) as he is known, a gifted athlete and scholar with an aerospace engineering degree and a perfect 4.0. ABC News, 26 Nov. 2023 The legend tells of a young boy who used the northern lights to travel and ended up becoming a gifted healer. Debbie Olsen, Travel + Leisure, 24 Nov. 2023 As Kevin, the 8-year-old left behind in a big suburban house after his family flies out of town, Culkin immediately established himself as one of the most gifted kid actors in movie history. Tom Gliatto, Peoplemag, 20 Nov. 2023 She’s driven and gifted, and there’s a desperation to her circumstances that remains gripping even when other aspects of the doc go slack. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Nov. 2023 Bull run Earlier this week there were reports out of Chicago that the Bulls would be ready to start considering trade offers for LaVine, a two-time All-Star and gifted offensive threat. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 17 Nov. 2023 He was placed in a gifted program and did well in school. Jan Goldsmith, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1644, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of gifted was in 1644

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Cite this Entry

“Gifted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


gift·​ed ˈgif-təd How to pronounce gifted (audio)
: having great natural ability
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