What does Loving mean?

Definitions for Loving
ˈlʌv ɪŋlov·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lovingadjective

    feeling or showing love and affection

    "loving parents"; "loving glances"


  1. lovingnoun

    The action of the verb to love.

  2. lovingadjective

    Expressing a large amount of love to other people; affectionate.

    his loving wife

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Lovingparticipial adj.

    Etymology: from love.

    So loving to my mother,
    That he permitted not the winds of heav’n
    To visit her face too roughly. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

    This earl was of great courage, and for this cause much loved of his soldiers, to whom he was no less loving again. John Hayward.

    The king took her in his arms till she came to herself, and comforted her with loving words. Esth. xv. 8.


  1. loving

    Loving generally refers to having deep affection, care, and a positive attitude towards someone or something. It involves showing kindness, empathy, and compassion, as well as a willingness to support and nurture the well-being of others or oneself. Loving can manifest in various ways, such as through acts of generosity, understanding, forgiveness, patience, and sacrifice. It is often associated with emotional attachment, tenderness, and the desire to maintain and strengthen a connection or relationship.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Loving

    of Love

  2. Lovingadjective


  3. Lovingadjective

    expressing love or kindness; as, loving words


  1. Loving

    Loving is an American television soap opera that ran on ABC from June 26, 1983, to November 10, 1995, a total of 3,169 episodes. The serial, set in the fictional town of Corinth, Pennsylvania, was co-created by Agnes Nixon and former actor Douglas Marland. The show was broadcast in France under the title Amoureusement Votre and in Italy as Quando si ama.

Editors Contribution

  1. loving

    Feeling or expressing love.

    They were a very loving couple and people loved to share time with them.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Loving is ranked #4933 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Loving surname appeared 7,135 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Loving.

    62.7% or 4,475 total occurrences were White.
    29.2% or 2,085 total occurrences were Black.
    3.7% or 269 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.6% or 187 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.1% or 84 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 35 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Loving in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Loving in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Loving in a Sentence

  1. Jennifer Cunningham:

    I've known Eric for nearly 35 years as a husband, father and friend. These allegations are completely inconsistent with the man I know, who has always been someone of the highest character, outstanding values and a loving father. I find it impossible to believe these allegations are true.

  2. William James:

    I am done with great things and big plans, great institutions and big success. I am for those tiny, invisible loving human forces that work from individual to individual, creeping through the crannies of the world like so many rootlets, or like the capilillary oozing of water, yet which if you give them time, will rend the hardest monuments of man's pride.

  3. Stacy Tessler Lindau:

    However, there is ample evidence to suggest that loving, kind and supportive relationships are very important for both a satisfying sex life and for mental well-being throughout the life course, whatever patients and societies can do to promote kindness and love is likely to benefit mental wellness as we age.

  4. Mateusz Morawiecki:

    Let's just say we don't belong to this migrant-loving group of friends, and neither do we want to partake.

  5. Brent Goodfellow:

    I sat with the family for about 3 hours … she did n’t want to be touched by her mom, every time she went to give her kind of a loving touch she would jump.

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