giv·​er | \ ˈgi-vər How to pronounce giver (audio) \

Definition of giver

: one that gives : donor

Examples of giver in a Sentence

a giver of unwanted advice
Recent Examples on the Web To change your dog's behavior, have your beau become the giver of good things: tossing treats in your dog's direction without looking at him; feeding meals; tossing the tennis ball. Star Tribune, 14 May 2021 In less formal feedback the initiator/giver of feedback needs to be aware of and vigilant about potential bias in crafting the feedback message. Hanna Hart, Forbes, 13 May 2021 All the gift giver has to do is decide how many items should go in the box. Alyssa Newcomb, Fortune, 15 May 2021 Take note of these ideas, and you'll be crowned the most thoughtful gift-giver on the block. Betsy Cribb, Southern Living, 12 May 2021 Under current law, such gifts don’t typically trigger capital-gains tax payments because the recipient takes over the giver’s cost-basis. Laura Saunders, WSJ, 30 Apr. 2021 One group member put the giver in touch with the city’s historical society, which happily took in the small-town memento, along with the good doctor’s microscope. Marni Jameson,, 30 Apr. 2021 These also depend to a great extent upon how well the giver knows the taste of the person who will be receiving the gift. Lois Fenton, Arkansas Online, 28 Mar. 2021 In front of more than 100 mourners, Rev. Mark Goolsby, Andrea’s father, gave a moving eulogy honoring his nephew as an avid hunter and hardworking storekeeper, a serial gift-giver and a morbid joke-teller. Max Blau, ProPublica, 22 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of giver

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jun 2021

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“Giver.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of giver

: someone who gives something to another person

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