giveaway giveaway  /ˈɡɪ və ˌweɪ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a gift of public land or resources for the private gain of a limited group
  2. (n) an unintentional disclosure
  3. (n) a television or radio program in which contestants compete for awards

Usage(s):

  1. As if from nowhere, the dumpy, determined woman descended one day in February 1974 on the headquarters of the Hearst food-giveaway program in San Francisco.
  2. In so doing, the Fed will bring down the curtain on a long easy-money period that has been marked by 0% car loans and giveaway mortgage rates.
  3. Mullaney has tried the giveaway trick before, with impressive results.

News

  1. MSI Announces Just Game! Giveaway

    MSI has announced a new giveaway that will put some of its newest products into the hands of some lucky winners. The grand prize is a full gaming system built around the MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming motherboard and N770 TF 2GD5/OC graphics card. An Intel i7-4770K powers the system that also features a case and cooling from Cooler Master, memory and storage from Kingston, and peripherals from Corsair. The ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Overclockers Club

  2. Giveaway: Tell us your fave female fictional character for chance to win books about women

    Win a set of four books in our latest giveaway!
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  3. Drink decanter giveaway rules

    The giveaway is open to U.S. residents (excluding Puerto Rico), 18 years or older at the time of entry.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

Quotes

  1. McCain added, "Raising taxes on some in order to give checks to others is not a tax cut; it's just another government giveaway."
    on Oct 18, 2008 By: John McCain Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "This is a case of corporate welfare, a giveaway to bankers and to Sallie Mae," said Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa.
    on Mar 23, 2010 By: Tom Harkin Source: Washington Post (blog)

  3. Frontman Chris says: "What we want to do is try to giveaway a live album for free." "We're playing a lot of shows in the summer and I think what we would like to do is - bearing in mind the recession we are in - record the live album then...
    on Feb 17, 2009 By: Chris Martin Source: The Sun

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