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.

  2. darlingadjective

    Dear; cherished.

    She is my darling wife of twenty-two years.

  3. darlingadjective

    charming

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

  4. Darlingnoun

    An Australian aboriginal language spoken in New South Wales.

  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.

  8. Etymology: From derling, from deorling, corresponding to.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Darlingadjective

    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.

  2. Darlingnoun

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Darlingnoun

    one dearly beloved; a favorite

  2. Darlingadjective

    dearly beloved; regarded with especial kindness and tenderness; favorite

  3. 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. Suniya Luthar:

    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.

  2. Oliver Herford:

    Darling: the popular form of address used in speaking to a person of the opposite sex whose name you cannot at the moment recall

  3. Cherie Currie:

    Our darling mother Marie Harmon was a fantastic comedic actress! She never shared her movies with us kids. Had I known the great stock I came from I would have taken myself seriously as an actor, though she gave up the glitz to have us kids she never lost the glamour. A true star to the end and we will miss her beauty and wit every single day.

  4. Sana Dabbas:

    Darling, I have enemies I've never met. that's fame!

  5. Matt Tanielian:

    She's a great pick for the tech industry, not because I think she's going to suddenly turn tech back into the darling it once was... but she knows the issues really well. She's no pushover on any of the tough things.

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