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

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The family wishes a special thank you to her care givers and friends, Brenda, Camika, Sade, and Donna., "Jane B. Breen," 13 July 2019 As the primary family care givers, women's long-term financial goals often fall low on a list dominated by more immediate household concerns, like saving for their kid's college education or helping aging parents. Nela Richardson For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "Women aren't doing enough to secure their financial future," 17 June 2019 Regulators and lawmakers tend to see themselves as the givers of rules, not the takers. David Meyer, Fortune, "4 Reasons to be Skeptical About Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency," 7 Jan. 2019 Thomas's family would like to thank the care givers and associates of The Atrium of Farmington, Visiting Angels, and the nurses and associates of Amberwoods of Farmington., "Thomas Edward Mensinger," 16 June 2019 Your gift giver can even book it on Amazon by answering a few short questions. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "What Do I Want for Christmas? Take This Quiz to Find Out the Answer," 30 Nov. 2018 To receive the tax credit, the taxpayer must provide the name and ID number of the care-giver. Laura Saunders, WSJ, "You’re Not the Only One Who’s Not Paying Your ‘Nanny Tax’," 12 Oct. 2018 The important thing is to make sure the wording of the invitation notes that the gift-giver obviously has a choice. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "Fiver Parties Are Better for Kids, According to Developmental Experts," 8 Mar. 2019 But the art of fundraising is there’s givers and there’s fundraisers and some people straddle it. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Full Q&A: RevUp CEO Steve Spinner on Recode Decode," 12 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of giver

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of giver

: someone who gives something to another person

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something desired as essential

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