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

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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
Recent Examples on the Web That awful snotty mess that your toddler gifted to you on the way to school drop-off this morning? Allison Hope, Quartz at Work, "Why American workers are especially at risk during flu season," 6 Jan. 2020 Popovich reflects on changes to big men The Lakers sport some of the league’s most athletically gifted big men in LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard. Tom Orsborn,, "Lonnie Walker IV eager to bring ‘joy, laughter’ to needy this Thanksgiving," 25 Nov. 2019 The princess completed her look with a pearl necklace featuring an oval sapphire-and-diamond centerpiece, which was originally a brooch gifted to Diana by the Queen Mother. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Princess Diana's Unforgettable Blue Velvet Gown Is Going Up for Auction," 18 Nov. 2019 Christopher, the protagonist, is a 15-year-old young man gifted in mathematics but poorly equipped to handle everyday life. Chuck Gait,, "Highland/Fulton: At Reservoir High, a mystery play with suspense and emotion," 14 Nov. 2019 The book tells the story of an exceptionally gifted man named Hiram who was born in bondage. CBS News, "With "The Water Dancer," Ta-Nehisi Coates is ready to tell the stories of the enslaved," 25 Sep. 2019 My family always knew RayVell was a very gifted young man with a personality that could charm most people to believe in and love him. Kristi Belcamino, Twin Cities, "St. Paul pastor urges no retaliation for nephew shot after Bible study," 22 Sep. 2019 At the time, the phrase concerned a cannon gifted to Texans by Mexican soldiers. Benjamin Wermund, Houston Chronicle, "Texas Republican lawmaker to Beto O’Rourke: ‘My AR is ready for you’," 13 Sep. 2019 The first was the high intensity use of our most gifted men and women in our military for intelligence purposes. Brian Bennett, Time, "Read the Transcript of TIME's Interview With Benjamin Netanyahu," 13 July 2019

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First Known Use of gifted

1644, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of gifted was in 1644

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20 Feb 2020

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“Gifted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of gifted

: having great natural ability


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

Kids Definition of gifted

: having great natural ability a gifted athlete

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