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 The Ravens ran wild on the Patriots because Jackson is the most gifted and dangerous running quarterback since Michael Vick had young legs and turned NFL plays into video-game excitement. Mark Kiszla, The Denver Post, "Lunch Special: If Broncos QB Brandon Allen keeps winning, will Drew Lock not play this season?," 4 Nov. 2019 Its a very stagnant midfield that Inter have at present, with three central players that don't fall into the 'creative' category, and therefore the technically gifted and inventive playmaker may be the perfect solution to that problem., "6 Players Inter Should Be Looking to Sign During the January Transfer Window," 30 Oct. 2019 High school consolidations: Glenville to absorb Collinwood and Martin Luther King programs; East Tech to absorb Washington Park and Jane Addams programs; John F. Kennedy to house Whitney Young gifted and talented. Patrick O'donnell, cleveland, "Collinwood High would merge into Glenville; 10 other Cleveland schools could close in district downsizing," 18 Oct. 2019 Soon headed to Providence ■ Cooper Zech, LD: Small, offensively gifted and a habitual disruptor of plays at his own blue line. David Pastrnak,, "FORWARD," 23 Sep. 2019 James was a talented and gifted flutist and vocalist who had a deep appreciation for classical music., "James Curtis Robacker," 22 Sep. 2019 The generally dismal conditions of New York City’s public schools are redeemed by special programs for the gifted and talented. Nr Editors, National Review, "The Week," 12 Sep. 2019 The popular class, which involved fishing trips to an adjacent farm pond during the school day, was overseen by gifted and talented program resource teacher Phil Herdman. Janene Holzberg,, "Howard County students inspire future caretakers of the natural world," 3 Sep. 2019 Still, a group of 27 parents filed an official complaint alleging district officials knowingly fall short of state standards for talented and gifted programing year after year., "Portland Public Schools wants to drastically boost black, Latino and migrant student achievement by 2022," 15 Aug. 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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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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