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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Many people only do thank-yous for gifts received by mail or left on a gift table — i.e., when the giver wasn’t thanked in person and the note also serves as reassurance the gift arrived. Robin Abrahams,, "Advice: I know a secret. Do I fess up?," 6 Sep. 2019 DreamWorks founders Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg have traditionally been the largest political givers in the industry, but MacFarlane is moving into their ranks. Los Angeles Times, "Seth MacFarlane has quietly become one of Hollywood’s major political donors," 11 Aug. 2019 The volunteers will receive training and typically spend two to four hours per week providing assistance to patients while performing such duties as social visits, serving meals and offering primary care givers a respite. Sergio Carmona,, "MorseLife’s hospice and palliative care looking for volunteers," 18 June 2019 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

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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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