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A favor or gift, usually in the form of money, given in return for service.
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  1. A favor or gift, usually in the form of money, given in return for service.
Alternative spelling of largess.
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  1. Alternative spelling of largess.
  2. Generous giving, as from a patron
  3. A gift or gifts given in a generous, or sometimes showy or patronizing, way
A token of remembrance; a memento.
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  1. A token of remembrance; a memento.
  2. Something kept or serving as a reminder of a place, person, or occasion; keepsake; memento
  3. An item of sentimental value, to remember an event or location.
An act or usage intended to honor or compliment
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  1. An act or usage intended to honor or compliment
  2. (Uncountable) Willingness or generosity in providing something needed.
  3. (Countable) A polite gesture or remark.
Something presented, or given; gift
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  1. Something presented, or given; gift
  2. The present time
  3. The present words or writings
The act of donating
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  1. The act of donating
  2. A gift or contribution, as to a charitable organization
  3. The act of giving to a fund or cause.
The fact of being evident or manifest. Used of a disease or condition:
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  1. The fact of being evident or manifest. Used of a disease or condition:
  2. A symptom or sign or a group of symptoms or signs that is evident during a medical examination:
  3. (Philos., Psychol.) Anything present in the consciousness at a single moment as an actual sensation or a mental image
The act of conferring aid of some sort.
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  1. The act of conferring aid of some sort.
  2. The money or help so given
  3. The act of doing good or helping others, esp. by giving money as a charitable donation
The document or provision in a document by which a grant is made.
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  1. The document or provision in a document by which a grant is made.
  2. One of several tracts of land in New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont originally granted to an individual or a group.
  3. Something granted, especially a giving of funds for a specific purpose:
A piece of private or secret information, especially imparted by someone with expert knowledge about sporting odds, business performance etc. [From mid-19th c.]
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  1. A piece of private or secret information, especially imparted by someone with expert knowledge about sporting odds, business performance etc. [From mid-19th c.]
  2. A small sum of money, often a percentage of the total billed, given to a waiter, porter, etc. for services; gratuity
  3. A piece of secret information given confidentially in an attempt to be helpful
A timely blessing or benefit:
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  1. A timely blessing or benefit:
  2. A benefit bestowed, especially one bestowed in response to a request.
  3. Welcome benefit; blessing
Money or goods given as charity to the poor.
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  1. Money or goods given as charity to the poor.
  2. Money, food, clothes, etc. given to poor people
  3. Something given to the poor as charity, such as money, clothing or food.
That with which something is endowed; specif., any bequest or gift that provides an income for an institution or person
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  1. That with which something is endowed; specif., any bequest or gift that provides an income for an institution or person
  2. Funds invested for the support and benefit of a not-for-profit institution.
  3. Funds or property donated to an institution, individual, or group as a source of income.
The act of bequeathing
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  1. The act of bequeathing
  2. (Law) The act of giving or leaving personal property by a will.
  3. In a broader sense, any gift of property by means of a will. Also, any property given by means of a will, including a devise or a legacy.
Generosity in giving
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  1. Generosity in giving
  2. Something given freely; generous gift
  3. A reward, inducement, or payment, especially one given by a government for acts deemed beneficial to the state, such as killing predatory animals, growing certain crops, starting certain industries, or enlisting for military service.
Indulgence or forbearance in judging others.
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  1. Indulgence or forbearance in judging others.
  2. An institution, organization, or fund established to help the needy.
  3. (Christianity) The theological virtue defined as love directed first toward God but also toward oneself and one's neighbors as objects of God's love.
(Eccles.) Appointment to an office; esp., advance appointment by the pope to a see or benefice that is not yet vacant
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  1. (Eccles.) Appointment to an office; esp., advance appointment by the pope to a see or benefice that is not yet vacant
  2. A particular requirement in a law, rule, agreement, or document:
  3. The act of making preparations for a possible or future event or situation:
A state of being held in such regard:
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  1. A state of being held in such regard:
  2. Permission to engage in sexual activity, especially when granted by a woman to a male partner.
  3. A small decorative gift given to each guest at a party.
An extra or unexpected gift or benefit.
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  1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit.
  2. (Louisiana, Mississippi, Trinidad and Tobago, uncommon) An extra or unexpected gift or benefit, such as that given to a customer when they purchase something else.
  3. (Chiefly South) A small present given to a customer with a purchase
Something handed down from an ancestor or a predecessor or from the past:
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  1. Something handed down from an ancestor or a predecessor or from the past:
  2. Money or property given to another by will.
  3. An individual who is either an applicant to an educational institution or a matriculated student and is the child of an alumna or alumnus.
A decision, as by a judge or arbitrator
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  1. A decision, as by a judge or arbitrator
  2. Something awarded or granted, as for merit.
  3. An amount or other benefit granted as legally due.
A consequence that happens to someone as a result of worthy or unworthy behavior:
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  1. A consequence that happens to someone as a result of worthy or unworthy behavior:
  2. Something given in return for good or, sometimes, evil, or for service or merit
  3. Money offered or given for some special service, such as the return of a lost article or the capture of a criminal.
A religious system or code of commands considered to have been divinely revealed or appointed.
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  1. A religious system or code of commands considered to have been divinely revealed or appointed.
  2. An exemption from a church law, a vow, or another similar obligation granted in a particular case by an ecclesiastical authority.
  3. (Law) The suspension of a statute in a specific case for extenuating reasons
A desire to help mankind, esp. as shown by gifts to charitable or humanitarian institutions; benevolence
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  1. A desire to help mankind, esp. as shown by gifts to charitable or humanitarian institutions; benevolence
  2. Love of humankind in general.
  3. The effort or inclination to increase the well-being of humankind, as by charitable aid or donations.
The act of making an offer
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  1. The act of making an offer
  2. A contribution given at a religious service.
  3. A contribution or gift, especially one made at a religious service.
Something that one keeps because of the memories it calls to mind.
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  1. Something that one keeps because of the memories it calls to mind.
  2. Some object given by a person and retained in memory of something or someone; something kept for sentimental or nostalgic reasons.
  3. (Historical) Specifically, a type of literary album popular in the nineteenth-century, containing scraps of poetry and prose, and engravings.
An amount paid or required, often as an installment payment, for an insurance policy.
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  1. An amount paid or required, often as an installment payment, for an insurance policy.
  2. Additional wages paid as for overtime or dangerous work
  3. A reward or prize, esp. one offered free or at a special low price as an added inducement to buy or do something; bonus
A specific instance of a phenomenon or a class of things, as of a linguistic feature in a sample of a person's speech, that can be isolated for study or analysis.
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  1. A specific instance of a phenomenon or a class of things, as of a linguistic feature in a sample of a person's speech, that can be isolated for study or analysis.
  2. A person who is considered as representative of a social group, such as a lone individual or one of a small number of employees hired primarily to prevent an employer from being accused of discrimination.
  3. A piece of stamped metal, etc. with a face value higher than its real value, issued as a substitute for currency, for use as fare on a transportation line, etc.
A meager monetary allowance, wage, or remuneration.
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  1. A meager monetary allowance, wage, or remuneration.
  2. A small or barely sufficient allowance of money
  3. Any small amount or share
Something serving to celebrate or honor the memory of a person or event; a memorial.
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  1. Something serving to celebrate or honor the memory of a person or event; a memorial.
  2. The power to remember
  3. The extent of time over which one can remember
(Basketball) An additional free throw awarded to a player who has been fouled when the opposing team has committed more than a specified number of fouls during a period of play.
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  1. (Basketball) An additional free throw awarded to a player who has been fouled when the opposing team has committed more than a specified number of fouls during a period of play.
  2. Anything given in addition to the customary or required amount; specif.,
  3. Wages paid in addition to the compensation ordinarily given or required under an employment contract. A bonus is payment for services (such as for recognition of exceptional work performance) or on consideration, and is neither gift nor gratuity.
Money formerly granted to the British Crown by Parliament.
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  1. Money formerly granted to the British Crown by Parliament.
  2. Financial assistance given by one person or government to another.
  3. Monetary assistance granted by a government to a person or group in support of an enterprise regarded as being in the public interest.
A payment or tax given by a feudal vassal to an overlord.
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  1. A payment or tax given by a feudal vassal to an overlord.
  2. Any outcome regarded as due to, and hence honoring, an effort, accomplishment, etc.
  3. A payment in money or other valuables made by one ruler or nation to another in acknowledgment of submission or as the price of protection or security.
A payment given to a professional person for services for which fees are not legally or traditionally required.
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  1. A payment given to a professional person for services for which fees are not legally or traditionally required.
Provision of help, aid, or support.
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  1. Provision of help, aid, or support.
  2. Money granted, as by a government, in support of a study, institution, etc.; subsidy
  3. An endowment or a subsidy, as that given by a government to an institution for research; a grant of financial aid.
An article or other work submitted for publication.
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  1. An article or other work submitted for publication.
  2. A payment exacted for a special purpose; an impost or a levy.
  3. A payment made by a co-debtor or joint tortfeasor of her proportionate share of what is due. See also indemnity.
The right to receive a periodical, etc., as by payment of a fixed sum
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  1. The right to receive a periodical, etc., as by payment of a fixed sum
  2. A purchase made by signed order, as for a periodical for a specified period of time or for a series of performances.
  3. An agreement to receive or be given access to electronic texts or services, especially over the Internet.
A donation or gift
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  1. A donation or gift
  2. A special donation; a gift.
A giving out of money or food to those in great need; relief
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  1. A giving out of money or food to those in great need; relief
  2. That which is thus given out
  3. A share of money, food, or clothing that has been charitably given:
(Law) The objective sought by a lawsuit or legal action, such as an award of monetary damages or an order requiring the other party to take a particular action.
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  1. (Law) The objective sought by a lawsuit or legal action, such as an award of monetary damages or an order requiring the other party to take a particular action.
  2. Aid in the form of goods or money given, as by a government agency, to persons unable to support themselves
  3. Assistance or help given to those who are in need; especially financial assistance provided by the state.
A portion designated to a person or group.
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  1. A portion designated to a person or group.
  2. Food issued or available to members of a group.
  3. A fixed portion, especially an amount of food allotted to persons in military service or to civilians in times of scarcity.
  1. Fringe benefit
  2. Any public performance, bazaar, dance, etc. the proceeds of which are to help a certain person, group, or cause
  3. A payment made by a government agency or insurance company to qualifying persons in time of need:
A collection of offerings at a religious service.
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  1. A collection of offerings at a religious service.
  2. A hymn or musical composition used then
  3. One of the principal parts of the Eucharistic liturgy at which bread and wine are offered to God by the celebrant.
An annual voluntary donation made by Catholics everywhere to the papal see
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  1. An annual voluntary donation made by Catholics everywhere to the papal see
  2. An annual tax, orig. of one penny, paid to the papal see by certain English property owners before the Reformation
In Egypt, India, etc., a tip, a gratuity, or alms
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  1. In Egypt, India, etc., a tip, a gratuity, or alms
  2. (Business, ethics) In the Middle East, southwest Asia and Eastern Europe, a bribe or tip paid to speed up services.
  3. A gratuity, tip, or bribe paid to expedite service, especially in the Near East.
A price reduction, especially one granted in exchange for used merchandise:
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  1. A price reduction, especially one granted in exchange for used merchandise:
  2. A small amount of money regularly given to a child, often as payment for household chores.
  3. A portion of a decedent’s estate awarded by statute to the decedent’s survivors for support during the administration of the estate, regardless of whether they have any rights to the estate or any testamentary disposition or competing claims to the estate. If statutorily available is only to the surviving spouse, it is known as a spousal (or widow’s or widower’s) allowance. If statutorily available is to surviving spouse, children, or parents, it is known as a family allowance. See also elective share.
A specimen or foretaste of what is to come.
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  1. A specimen or foretaste of what is to come.
  2. The first money taken in by a new business or on any day of business
  3. The first use or specimen of anything, regarded as a token of what is to follow
The sending of money to someone at a distance.
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  1. The sending of money to someone at a distance.
  2. A payment to a remote recipient.
  3. Money sent home, as to relatives, by persons working abroad
A radio or television program in which prizes are given to contestants
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  1. A radio or television program in which prizes are given to contestants
  2. Legislation, such as a tax law, that benefits only one segment of the population.
  3. Something that is given away or handed out for free
Food, clothing, or money given to the needy.
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  1. Food, clothing, or money given to the needy.
  2. A sheet or sheets of paper containing topical information, distributed to people attending a speech, lecture, or meeting.
  3. A worksheet, leaflet, or pamphlet that is given out (usually by hand) for a certain use.
Something, esp. an article of clothing, which is used and then passed along to someone else, as to a younger sibling
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  1. Something, esp. an article of clothing, which is used and then passed along to someone else, as to a younger sibling
  2. An item that is passed along for someone else to use; especially, a piece of clothing or other item which has been outgrown by a older sibling and passed down to a younger one.
(Informal) Something which is free; a giveaway or handout.
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  1. (Informal) Something which is free; a giveaway or handout.
  2. An article or service given free:
Any natural or specialized power of a living organism; sense
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  1. Any natural or specialized power of a living organism; sense
  2. The teachers and instructors of a school or college, or of one of its divisions, especially those considered permanent, full-time employees.
  3. An inherent power or ability:
The power of receiving and holding knowledge, impressions, etc.; mental ability
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  1. The power of receiving and holding knowledge, impressions, etc.; mental ability
  2. The quality of being suitable for or receptive to specified treatment:
  3. The maximum or optimum amount that can be produced:
Abilities, features, etc. not yet developed or utilized
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  1. Abilities, features, etc. not yet developed or utilized
  2. The capacity to be used, treated, or developed for a specific purpose:
  3. The power or ability to generate an outcome
A verb form in this tense
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  1. A verb form in this tense
  2. The present time
  3. (Gram.) The present tense
(Med.) The position of the fetus in the uterus at the time of delivery, with reference to the part presenting itself at the mouth of the uterus
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  1. (Med.) The position of the fetus in the uterus at the time of delivery, with reference to the part presenting itself at the mouth of the uterus
  2. The fact of being evident or manifest. Used of a disease or condition:
  3. (Philos., Psychol.) Anything present in the consciousness at a single moment as an actual sensation or a mental image
A specimen or foretaste of what is to come.
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  1. A specimen or foretaste of what is to come.
  2. The first money taken in by a new business or on any day of business
  3. The first use or specimen of anything, regarded as a token of what is to follow
Money or goods given as charity to the poor.
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  1. Money or goods given as charity to the poor.
  2. Money, food, clothes, etc. given to poor people
  3. Something given to the poor as charity, such as money, clothing or food.
A charitable gift or deed.
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  1. A charitable gift or deed.
  2. The money or help so given
  3. The act of doing good or helping others, esp. by giving money as a charitable donation
A charitable act or generous gift
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  1. A charitable act or generous gift
  2. The fact or quality of being kind or doing good; charity
  3. The state or quality of being kind, charitable, or beneficial.
Kindness or leniency in judging others
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  1. Kindness or leniency in judging others
  2. An institution, organization, or fund established to help the needy.
  3. (Christianity) The theological virtue defined as love directed first toward God but also toward oneself and one's neighbors as objects of God's love.
An article or other work submitted for publication.
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  1. An article or other work submitted for publication.
  2. A payment exacted for a special purpose; an impost or a levy.
  3. A payment made by a co-debtor or joint tortfeasor of her proportionate share of what is due. See also indemnity.
The act of donating
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  1. The act of donating
  2. The act of giving to a fund or cause.
  3. A gift or contribution, as to a charitable organization
A folder or leaflet circulated free of charge.
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  1. A folder or leaflet circulated free of charge.
  2. A sheet or sheets of paper containing topical information, distributed to people attending a speech, lecture, or meeting.
  3. A worksheet, leaflet, or pamphlet that is given out (usually by hand) for a certain use.
A contribution or gift, especially one made at a religious service.
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  1. A contribution or gift, especially one made at a religious service.
  2. That which has been offered; a sacrifice.
  3. The act of making an offer
The right to receive a periodical, etc., as by payment of a fixed sum
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  1. The right to receive a periodical, etc., as by payment of a fixed sum
  2. A purchase made by signed order, as for a periodical for a specified period of time or for a series of performances.
  3. An agreement to receive or be given access to electronic texts or services, especially over the Internet.
Quickness to learn or understand
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  1. Quickness to learn or understand
  2. A natural ability or talent
  3. An inherent ability, as for learning; a talent:
Suitability; the quality of being apt or suitable
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  1. Suitability; the quality of being apt or suitable
  2. Quickness of apprehension; readiness in learning; docility
  3. Disposition of the mind; propensity
The stiff flower stalk of certain grasses
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  1. The stiff flower stalk of certain grasses
  2. Any of a genus (Agrostis) of dense, low-growing perennial grasses that spread by putting out runners and are often used for lawns and golf greens
  3. A framework transverse to the length of a structure, for supporting lateral as well as vertical loads
Any natural or specialized power of a living organism; sense
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  1. Any natural or specialized power of a living organism; sense
  2. Power or ability to do some particular thing; special aptitude or skill
  3. The teachers and instructors of a school or college, or of one of its divisions, especially those considered permanent, full-time employees.
A sense of what is stylish and striking
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  1. A sense of what is stylish and striking
  2. (Obs.) Sense of smell; hence, keen, natural discernment
  3. Distinctive elegance or style:
A person having such capacity or ability
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  1. A person having such capacity or ability
  2. Either of two spirits, one good and one evil, supposed to influence one's destiny
  3. A strong natural talent, aptitude, or inclination:
(Anatomy) The rounded proximal end of a long bone:
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  1. (Anatomy) The rounded proximal end of a long bone:
  2. The seat of the faculty of reason; intelligence, intellect, or mind:
  3. A portrait or representation of a person's head.
A natural or acquired tendency, aptitude, or talent; bent; knack; gift
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  1. A natural or acquired tendency, aptitude, or talent; bent; knack; gift
  2. An inherited tendency of an organism to behave in a certain way, usually in reaction to its environment and for the purpose of fulfilling a specific need. The development and performance of instinctive behavior does not depend upon the specific details of an individual's learning experiences. Instead, instinctive behavior develops in the same way for all individuals of the same species or of the same sex of a species. For example, birds will build the form of nest typical of their species although they may never have seen such a nest being built before. Some butterfly species undertake long migrations to wintering grounds that they have never seen. Behavior in animals often reflects the influence of a combination of instinct and learning. The basic song pattern of many bird species is inherited, but it is often refined by learning from other members of the species. Dogs that naturally seek to gather animals such as sheep or cattle into a group are said to have a herding instinct, but the effective use of this instinct by the dog also requires learning on the dog's part. Instinct, as opposed to reflex , is usually used of inherited behavior patterns that are more complex or sometimes involve a degree of interaction with learning processes.
  3. (Psychoanalysis) A primal psychic force or drive, as fear, love, or anger; specif., in Freudian analysis, either the life instinct (Eros) or the death instinct (Thanatos)
A trick; device
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  1. A trick; device
  2. Ability to do something easily; particular skill
  3. A special talent or skill, especially one difficult to explain or teach:
A superior, apparently natural ability in the arts or sciences or in the learning or doing of anything
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  1. A superior, apparently natural ability in the arts or sciences or in the learning or doing of anything
  2. Any of various large units of weight or of money (the value of a talent weight in gold, silver, etc.) used in ancient Greece, Rome, the Middle East, etc.
  3. A person or group of people having such ability:
A momentary shock or scare:
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  1. A momentary shock or scare:
  2. The act of turning or the condition of being turned; rotation or revolution.
  3. A distinctive, graceful, or artistic expression or arrangement of words:
To endow (with)
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  1. To endow (with)
  2. To give a dower to; endow.
To provide with some talent, quality, etc.
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  1. To provide with some talent, quality, etc.
  2. To think of as having some quality or characteristic
  3. To give money or property so as to provide an income for the support of (a college, hospital, etc.)
To provide with a quality or trait; endow:
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  1. To provide with a quality or trait; endow:
  2. To put on (a piece of clothing).
  3. To provide (with something); specif., to endow (with qualities, talents, etc.)
To prepare (oneself) for action.
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  1. To prepare (oneself) for action.
  2. To equip, furnish, clothe, etc.
  3. To fasten or secure (clothing, for example) with a belt or band.
To make a commitment to something or someone
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  1. To make a commitment to something or someone
  2. To put (money) into business, real estate, stocks, bonds, etc. for the purpose of obtaining an income or profit
  3. To spend or devote for future advantage or benefit:

Synonym Study

  • Gratuity applies to a gift of money for services rendered, such as a tip to a waiter
  • Donation applies to a gift of money, etc. for a philanthropic, charitable, or religious purpose, esp. as solicited in a public drive for funds a donation to the orchestra fund
  • Gift and present both refer to something given as an expression of friendship, affection, esteem, etc., but gift, in current use, more often suggests formal bestowal Christmas presents, the painting was a gift to the museum
Find another word for gift. In this page you can discover 92 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for gift, like: gratuity, largesse, souvenir, courtesy, present, donation, presentation, benefaction, grant, tip and boon.