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, 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

Wiktionary

  1. darling(Noun)

    A person who is dear to one.

    Etymology: From derling, from deorling, corresponding to .

  2. darling(Adjective)

    Dear; cherished.

    She is my darling wife of twenty-two years.

    Etymology: From derling, from deorling, corresponding to .

  3. darling(Adjective)

    charming

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

    Etymology: From derling, from deorling, corresponding to .

  4. Darling(ProperNoun)

    An Australian aboriginal language spoken in New South Wales.

    Etymology: From derling, from deorling, corresponding to .

  5. Darling(ProperNoun)

    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. Darling(ProperNoun)

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

  7. Darling(ProperNoun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Darling(noun)

    one dearly beloved; a favorite

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

  2. Darling(adj)

    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

How to pronounce darling?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say darling in sign language?

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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. Alexandra Judd:

    Praying for you, at the bottom of receipt. This did not sit well with Judd, the 20-year-old waitress who got stiffed. Judd, who is a lesbian, crossed out the customer’s name and posted the receipt on her Facebook page. I don't care what anyone says, this is the most disrespectful thing you can do, she posted. Don't pray for me darling, I have everything I could possibly want and need in my life. (The post is no longer visible to the public. Judd has either deleted the post or changed her privacy settings.) — SPLC (@splcenter) April 15, 2016 I never expected a hateful gesture like this, Judd told KAUZ. I've had a guest leave me a pamphlet to their church as a tip one time, but I didn't feel as if they were being hateful towards me.

  2. Charles de LEUSSE:

    The machos have migraine: "Not tonight, darling, I love me". (Les machos ont la migraine: - "Pas ce soir, chéri, je m' aime".)

  3. Mariah Carey:

    Darling, nobody needs to listen to that.

  4. Dorothy Parker:

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

  5. Tallulah Bankhead:

    I love your gown darling, but your handbag is on fire!

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