What does darling mean?

Definitions for darling
ˈdɑr lɪŋdar·ling

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. darling, favorite, favourite, pet, dearie, deary, duckynoun

    a special loved one

  2. Darling, Darling Riveradjective

    an Australian river; tributary of the Murray River

  3. beloved, darling, dearadjective

    dearly loved

Wiktionary

  1. darlingnoun

    A person who is dear to one.

    Etymology: From derling, from deorling, corresponding to .

  2. darlingadjective

    Dear; cherished.

    She is my darling wife of twenty-two years.

    Etymology: From derling, from deorling, corresponding to .

  3. darlingadjective

    charming

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

    Etymology: From derling, from deorling, corresponding to .

  4. Darlingnoun

    An Australian aboriginal language spoken in New South Wales.

    Etymology: From derling, from deorling, corresponding to .

  5. Darlingnoun

    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

  6. Darlingnoun

    A major river of Queensland and New South Wales, Australia, named for Governor Ralph Darling.

  7. Darlingnoun

    The Australian aboriginal language Baagandji, spoken along this river in New South Wales.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Darlingnoun

    one dearly beloved; a favorite

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

  2. Darlingadjective

    dearly beloved; regarded with especial kindness and tenderness; favorite

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

Freebase

  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.

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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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of darling in a Sentence

  1. Anne Sexton:

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

  2. Ernest Hemingway:

    Why darling, I don’t live at all when I’m not with you.

  3. Samuel Hoffenstein:

    When you're away, I'm restless, lonely, wretched, bored, dejected only here's the rub, my darling dear, I feel the same when you're near.

  4. Jennifer Hetterscheidt:

    She's just darling. There's nothing to not love about her, she's happy doing something and happy doing nothing.

  5. Michele Einhorn:

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

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