gift·​ed | \ ˈgif-təd How to pronounce gifted (audio) \

Definition of gifted

1 : having great natural ability : talented gifted children
2 : revealing a special gift gifted voices

Other Words from gifted

giftedly adverb
giftedness noun

Examples of gifted in a Sentence

He's an extremely gifted student. a school for gifted children
Recent Examples on the Web Some athletes are more gifted than others, some have trained harder, some have better training on account of their financial situations, some are tougher not just physically, but mentally. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 19 Aug. 2022 The Serena Williams of the past two decades has been so much more than a gifted athlete who knew what to do with 11 ounces of carbon fiber in her right hand. New York Times, 29 June 2022 Track coaches at Las Vegas Centennial High knew Thomas was a gifted athlete and tried to get the basketball prospect to give running a try. Los Angeles Times, 16 Apr. 2022 Stephens, a gifted athlete himself, played mostly as a deep safety last season. Jonas Shaffer,, 2 Feb. 2022 At 6-foot-10 with a 7-foot-5 wingspan Jackson is a gifted athlete. Jonathan X. Simmons, The Indianapolis Star, 30 July 2021 In addition to the more than 112,000 students attending charter schools, more than 160,000 students have chosen magnets, dual-language schools, programs for gifted students and other offerings. Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times, 15 Feb. 2022 Tutoring is no replacement for identifying gifted students and placing them in accelerated classes. New York Times, 25 Jan. 2022 One area in which Youngkin has more power to act is that of Governor’s Schools, the handful of magnet high schools and summer programs in Virginia that serve gifted students. Washington Post, 3 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of gifted

1644, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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: having great natural ability a gifted athlete

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