Definitions for Darling
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Darling.
darling, favorite, favourite, pet, dearie, deary, duckynoun
a special loved one
Darling, Darling Riveradjective
an Australian river; tributary of the Murray River
beloved, darling, dearadjective
A person who is dear to one.
She is my darling wife of twenty-two years.
Well isn't that a darling little outfit she has on.
An Australian aboriginal language spoken in New South Wales.
An English and Scottish surname, originally a nickname from darling.
Richard and David Darling, founders of Codemasters, a multimillion-pound computer game company, dropped out of school aged 15 and 16 to write computer games
A major river of Queensland and New South Wales, Australia, named for Governor Ralph Darling.
The Australian aboriginal language Baagandji, spoken along this river in New South Wales.
Etymology: From derling, from deorling, corresponding to.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Favourite; dear; beloved; regarded with great kindness and tenderness.
Etymology: deorling, Sax.
’Tis not for a generous prince to countenance oppression and injustice, even in his most darling favourites. Roger L'Estrange.
Have a care lest some beloved notion, or some darling science, too far prevail over your mind. Isaac Watts, Improvement.
A favourite; one much beloved.
Young Ferdinand they suppose is drown’d,
And his and my lov’d darling. William Shakespeare, Tempest.
In Thames, the ocean’s darling, England’s pride,
The pleasing emblem of his reign does glide. Charles Montagu.
She immediately became the darling of the princess Sophia. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 21.
Darling can be defined as an affectionate term used to refer to someone dearly loved or cherished. It is often used to express endearment, fondness, or adoration towards a person, typically a romantic partner, child, or beloved friend.
one dearly beloved; a favorite
dearly beloved; regarded with especial kindness and tenderness; favorite
Etymology: [OE. derling, deorling, AS. derling; dere dear + -ling. See Dear, and -ling.]
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
där′ling, n. a little dear: one dearly beloved: a favourite. [Dear, and dim. suff. -ling = l-ing.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a tributary of the Murray River, in Australia, now stagnant, now flooded.
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Darling is ranked #1904 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Darling surname appeared 18,879 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 6 would have the surname Darling.
87.1% or 16,449 total occurrences were White.
7.2% or 1,359 total occurrences were Black.
2.3% or 451 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.9% or 368 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.6% or 125 total occurrences were Asian.
0.6% or 125 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Darling' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1304
Rank popularity for the word 'Darling' in Nouns Frequency: #1657
The numerical value of Darling in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Darling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
One can argue that Amlak became the darling of the speculators as it rose parabolically during the month of June with no justification based on any traditional valuation metric i.e. price-to-earnings, price-to-book value, etc..
My darling, we are about to depart on our first long journey in a long time.
I don't know much about being a millionaire, but I'll bet I'd be darling at it.
Darling, it doesn't matter that you didn't make the advanced reading class, but if you don't really believe that, trust me, your kid is going to catch on, and fast.
Unlike those big windmills that destroy everybody's property values, kill all the birds, one day, the environmentalists are going to tell us what's going on with that. And then all of a sudden, it stops. The wind and the televisions go off. And your wives and husbands say :' Darling, I want to watch Donald Trump on television tonight. But the wind stopped blowing and I can't watch. There's no electricity in the house, darling.'.
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Translations for Darling
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- حبيبة, حبيبArabic
- любима, любим, скъп, милBulgarian
- estimat, estimadaCatalan, Valencian
- milý, poklad, miláčekCzech
- elskede, DarlingDanish
- Liebling, SchatzGerman
- karegulo, karegulinoEsperanto
- querido, amada, encantador, amado, querida, darlingSpanish
- دلارام, دلفریب, فریبا, دلنواز, دلبر, نازنین, دلدار, یار, دلرباPersian
- kulta, suloinen, rakas, kultaseniFinnish
- chéri, chérieFrench
- luaidhScottish Gaelic
- քաղցր, սիրելի, բարեկամ, թանկագինArmenian
- kær, elskan, ástkærIcelandic
- tesoro, amore, caroItalian
- ハニー, 貴方, 愛すべき, 君, ダーリン, スイートハートJapanese
- 달링, 자기Korean
- نازدار, یار, یارهKurdish
- deliciæ, deliciae meaeLatin
- taupuhi, ipoMāori
- lieverd, liefje, geliefde, schat, lieve, schatjeDutch
- czarująca, czarujący, kochany, kochana, kochaniePolish
- querido, encantador, amadoPortuguese
- любимый, милый, голубушка, возлюбленный, дорогой, душенькаRussian
- gullig, älskling, charmig, bedårande, sötSwedish
- Cục cưngVietnamese
- jilöfäb, hilöfäb, löfik, löfäbVolapük
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