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noun [countable] gift pronunciation in British English /ɡɪft/
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  1. 1
    something that you give to someone as a present
    He bought generous gifts for all his family.
    The camera was a retirement gift from colleagues.
    She made a £50,000 gift to charity.
  2. 2
    a natural ability to do something well
    Making quick decisions is not one of my greatest gifts.
    gift for: She gets her gift for languages from her mother.
  3. 4
    [usually singular] informal something that you get easily that gives you an advantage
    gift to: The scandal was a gift to the tabloid press.



a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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