from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Endowed with great natural ability, intelligence, or talent: a gifted child; a gifted pianist.
- adj. Revealing special talent: a gifted rendition of the aria.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Endowed with special, in particular intellectual, abilities.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of gift.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. having unusual talent in some field.
- adj. having exceptionally high intelligence; -- said of children, especially in discourse on education.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Endowed by nature with any power or faculty; furnished with any particular talent; specifically, largely endowed with intellect.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. endowed with talent or talents
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Some states stick with the label "gifted" whereas others use more broad and expansive definitions including "gifted and talent" or "high ability students."
Outgoing Secretary of State Colin Powell today declared Condoleezza Rice will bring what he called gifted leadership to the State Department.
Sporting "Save Voegeli" buttons, students packed school board meetings, and along with fellow teachers and parents, appealed to the Winona board not to terminate what they described as a gifted teacher.
And the very definition of "gifted" is scoring in the top two percent on a standardized I.Q. test.
Are the stem-cell researchers and the civic leaders and the policy writers and the supreme court judges and the great authors and the world-famous artists and the nuclear physicists and the peace-makers and the few who can rewire a toaster -- were they in "gifted" programs?
He is the only second grade and has been identified as gifted and talented.
School psychologists should advocate for any high ability student who demonstrates uncanny ability or potential to make a mark in an academic field, even if their IQ score falls below the school district's cut-score; there is no single right answer for what IQ threshold or percentage of students should be identified as gifted, and the numbers can change depending upon changing criteria of academic excellence and available resources.
The number of children classed as gifted is rising and they are being recognised at a younger age.
Only about 25 percent of kindergartners who are classified as gifted would still merit that label by the time they reach the third grade.
France-based Satrapi, who co-directed with fellow illustrator Vincent Paronnaud, is a sterling example of what good advice “Write (and draw) what you know” can be in gifted hands.