giv·​er | \ˈgi-vər \

Definition of giver 

: one that gives : donor

Examples of giver in a Sentence

a giver of unwanted advice

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But gifts larger than $15,000 per recipient per year trigger a requirement that the giver file a gift tax return. Liz Weston, The Seattle Times, "Can you afford to help your kid start a business?," 9 July 2018 And Pence and McCarthy have succeeded in marshaling some of the party's most prolific givers to open their wallets for their fundraising efforts. Emily Cadei, sacbee, "How Mike Pence is trying to save California Republicans | The Sacramento Bee," 30 Apr. 2018 On a lighter note, your favorite Super Bowl speech-giver now has a bobblehead. Aubrey Nagle,, "Kensington talks safe injection sites, new census question could impact Pa., N.J. | Morning Newsletter," 28 Mar. 2018 Unless an exception applies, the fair-market value of loans or gifts to a U.S. citizen from a foreigner needs to be reported to the IRS when the total exceeds $100,000 per giver annually. Laura Saunders, WSJ, "Look Out, Meghan Markle! The IRS Is Watching," 13 Apr. 2018 And no regrets — regardless of what online opinion-givers have to say about it. Mike Householder, Detroit Free Press, "14 boys, no regrets: Michigan family happy the way they are," 12 June 2018 Over-givers establish a relationship dynamic that others easily become accustomed to. Laurie Sue Brockway, Woman's Day, "11 Ways to Quit Being So Nice and Learn How to Set Boundaries," 12 July 2016 Be a giver, not a taker; be someone who wants to make a change in the world, not damage it further; and be someone who climbs the ladder to success and can bring people with them, not step over people just to make it to the top. Adam Turer,, "Catching up: Houston Texan, Mt. Healthy grad Heath on character, 'Be a giver, not a taker'," 6 July 2018 Advice givers, Weisberg writes, serve an important social function: some give advice that passes into collective wisdom, on childcare (Dr. Benjamin Spock) or personal finance (Sylvia Porter). Alexandra Molotkow, The New Republic, "The Power of the Advice Columnist," 26 Mar. 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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