gift gift [gɪft] noun [countable]
1. something given to someone on a special occasion or to thank them; = PRESENT:

• Sales of Christmas gifts are expected to grow about 20%.

— gift adjective [only before a noun] :

• She has several years of experience in the gift business.

2. MARKETING something given free of charge to a customer by an organization in return for buying their products or using their services:

• Your free gift will be sent to you once your first month's premium has been paid.

3. LAW money or property given to someone with nothing expected in return. For a gift to be recognized by law, it must be clear that the giver intended to give it and that he or she did give it:

• Pension contributions or charitable gifts are deducted from pay for tax purposes.

• You might want to make a gift of your whole estate to your partner.

1. TAX money given by a business to an organization that does not make a profit, such as a charity, on which the company receives tax relief:

• a guide to tax relief on business gifts to schools

2. MARKETING a gift given by a company to a customer:

• Although business gifts aren't strictly speaking sales promotions, they broadly fall into that category.

— see also deed of gift

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gift UK US /gɪft/ noun [C]
something that is given as a present: »

Thousands of people bought the book as a Christmas gift.

something that you give without getting anything in return: »

You must convince the tax man that your gift is entirely for charitable purposes.

See also BUSINESS GIFT(Cf. ↑business gift), FREE GIFT(Cf. ↑free gift)
gift UK US /ɡɪft/ verb [T]
to give something in an official or formal way: »

I gifted to my husband my 50 per cent share of the property.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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