What does Darling mean?

Definitions for Darlingˈdɑr lɪŋ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Darling.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. darling, favorite, favourite, pet, dearie, deary, ducky(noun)

    a special loved one

  2. Darling, Darling River(adj)

    an Australian river; tributary of the Murray River

  3. beloved, darling, dear(adj)

    dearly loved


  1. darling(Noun)

    A person who is dear to one.

  2. darling(Adjective)

    Dear; cherished.

    She is my darling wife of twenty-two years.

  3. darling(Adjective)


    Well isn't that a darling little outfit she has on.

  4. Darling(ProperNoun)

    An Australian aboriginal language spoken in New South Wales.

  5. Darling(ProperNoun)

    , originally a nickname from darling.

  6. Origin: From derling, from deorling, corresponding to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Darling(noun)

    one dearly beloved; a favorite

  2. Darling(adj)

    dearly beloved; regarded with especial kindness and tenderness; favorite

  3. Origin: [OE. derling, deorling, AS. derling; dere dear + -ling. See Dear, and -ling.]


  1. Darling

    Darling is a 1965 British drama film written by Frederic Raphael, directed by John Schlesinger, and starring Julie Christie with Dirk Bogarde and Laurence Harvey. Darling was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. Christie won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Diana Scott. The film also won the Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Costume Design.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Darling

    där′ling, n. a little dear: one dearly beloved: a favourite. [Dear, and dim. suff. -ling = l-ing.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Darling

    a tributary of the Murray River, in Australia, now stagnant, now flooded.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Darling' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1304

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Darling' in Nouns Frequency: #1657


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Darling in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Darling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michele Einhorn:

    OK, darling, no, really, there’s smoke.

  2. Anne Sexton:

    Oh, darling, let your body in, let it tie you in, in comfort.

  3. Ilse Luise Ledermann-Citroen:

    My darling, we are about to depart on our first long journey in a long time.

  4. Dorothy Parker:

    I don't know much about being a millionaire, but I'll bet I'd be darling at it.

  5. Gold Derby executive editor:

    It's the big commercial hit, 'American in Paris' versus the small, critical darling, 'Fun Home,'.

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