giv·​er ˈgi-vər How to pronounce giver (audio)
: one that gives : donor

Examples of giver in a Sentence

a giver of unwanted advice
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of giver was in the 14th century

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“Giver.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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