What does giving mean?

Definitions for giving

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. giving, gift(noun)

    the act of giving

  2. giving(noun)

    the imparting of news or promises etc.

    "he gave us the news and made a great show of the giving"; "giving his word of honor seemed to come too easily"

  3. giving(adj)

    disposing of property by voluntary transfer without receiving value in return

    "the alumni followed a program of annual giving"

  4. big, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, handsome, giving, liberal, openhanded(adj)

    given or giving freely

    "was a big tipper"; "the bounteous goodness of God"; "bountiful compliments"; "a freehanded host"; "a handsome allowance"; "Saturday's child is loving and giving"; "a liberal backer of the arts"; "a munificent gift"; "her fond and openhanded grandfather"

Wiktionary

  1. giving(Adjective)

    having the tendency to give; generous

    To become like Christ involves everything else: becoming a loving and giving person, having confidence enabling you to be vulnerable (psychologically and physically; Jesus did both), having the wisdom to see people's needs and the desire to meet them. - net.flame - 26 Mar 1984 by Jeff Sargent

Webster Dictionary

  1. Giving

    of Give

  2. Giving(noun)

    the act of bestowing as a gift; a conferring or imparting

  3. Giving(noun)

    a gift; a benefaction

  4. Giving(noun)

    the act of softening, breaking, or yielding

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'giving' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #817

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'giving' in Written Corpus Frequency: #730

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of giving in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of giving in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. David Kade:

    We can't just keep giving and giving and giving, we have nothing left to give.

  2. Benjamin H. Brewster:

    A lawyer starts life giving 500 worth of law for 5 and ends giving 5 worth for 500.

  3. John Gray:

    It is not giving children more that spoils them it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.

  4. Damien Hess:

    Service... Giving what you don't have to give. Giving when you don't need to give. Giving because you want to give.

  5. Joyce Grenfell:

    I have come to believe that giving and receiving are really the same. Giving and receiving - not giving and taking.

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