gifted

adjective
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 Lucius' former public school, Fairfield Local, did not offer any Advanced Placement courses or gifted/talented programs in 2015, according to U.S. Department of Education data from that year, the most recent available. Max Londberg, Cincinnati.com, "Preteen student will become youngest graduate of Southwest Ohio college," 12 May 2020 Oh, and as for the parent who wanted her son to get into that gifted program... Kaitlin Reilly, refinery29.com, "The Bad Education Writer On The Real Town Scandal Behind HBO’s New Movie," 24 Apr. 2020 And students in talented and gifted programs should be offered options in academic acceleration and curriculum compacting, state officials wrote. oregonlive, "Amid coronavirus closures, Oregon elementary, middle schoolers to advance a grade regardless of performance," 23 Apr. 2020 Students of color, who make up the majority of JCPS students, are being identified more for gifted and talented programs — one goal in the equity plan. Olivia Krauth, The Courier-Journal, "In annual address, Marty Pollio touts JCPS' progress, but confronts challenges ahead," 26 Feb. 2020 This is a varied, complex line-up of gorgeous music performed by gifted musicians. Maria Shine Stewart, cleveland, "Music and beauty and gifts, oh my: Sun Messages," 3 Dec. 2019 Matt Barkley isn't the most gifted backup around, but the Bills liked him enough to re-sign him to a two-year deal in 2019. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "NFL draft 2020: Who should pick a QB? Recommendations for all 32 teams," 7 Apr. 2020 But Garnett, a lanky and ferocious 19-year-old, made an immediate impact and would go on to become one of the most gifted big men in N.B.A. history. New York Times, "Kobe Bryant Headlines 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Class," 4 Apr. 2020 As The New York Times’ food editor and former dining critic, Sifton is surrounded daily by some of the most gifted culinary professionals in the business. Susan Puckett, ajc, "NYT food editor shares recipes for stress-free Sunday suppers," 18 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of gifted

1644, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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28 May 2020

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“Gifted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gifted. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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gifted

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English Language Learners Definition of gifted

: having great natural ability

gifted

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

Kids Definition of gifted

: having great natural ability a gifted athlete

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