What does giving mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. giving, giftnoun

    the act of giving

  2. givingnoun

    the imparting of news or promises etc.

    "he gave us the news and made a great show of the giving"; "giving his word of honor seemed to come too easily"

  3. givingadjective

    disposing of property by voluntary transfer without receiving value in return

    "the alumni followed a program of annual giving"

  4. big, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, handsome, giving, liberal, openhandedadjective

    given or giving freely

    "was a big tipper"; "the bounteous goodness of God"; "bountiful compliments"; "a freehanded host"; "a handsome allowance"; "Saturday's child is loving and giving"; "a liberal backer of the arts"; "a munificent gift"; "her fond and openhanded grandfather"

Wiktionary

  1. givingadjective

    having the tendency to give; generous

    To become like Christ involves everything else: becoming a loving and giving person, having confidence enabling you to be vulnerable (psychologically and physically; Jesus did both), having the wisdom to see people's needs and the desire to meet them. - net.flame - 26 Mar 1984 by Jeff Sargent

Webster Dictionary

  1. Giving

    of Give

  2. Givingnoun

    the act of bestowing as a gift; a conferring or imparting

  3. Givingnoun

    a gift; a benefaction

  4. Givingnoun

    the act of softening, breaking, or yielding

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. giving

    The surging of a seizing; new rope stretching to the strain.

Editors Contribution

  1. givingverb

    Verb form of the word give.

    They were giving their love and affection to each other freely and easily.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'giving' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #817

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'giving' in Written Corpus Frequency: #730

How to pronounce giving?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of giving in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of giving in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of giving in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    A true expert in a TV reality show does not merely restrict oneself to giving points or pointing out the artiste’s mistakes but also proves own points by self correcting that performer’s errors.

  2. Joe Gamaldi:

    They did everything that everyone across this country is asking for law enforcement to do, they de-escalated and retreated for 15 minutes -- 15 minutes ! They used every non-lethal option available. Multiple bean bag shotgun rounds until they ran out. They used multiple Tasers all while giving verbal commands to Mr. Chavez to give up peacefully that he did not adhere to.

  3. Angela Merkel:

    Remembering the crimes, naming the perpetrators, and giving the victims a dignified commemoration, that is a responsibility that does not end, it is not negotiable, and it is inseparable from our country. Being awareof this responsibility is an integral part of our national identity.

  4. Andrew Young:

    He didn't make it to 40. He made it to 39, some of the rest of us who made it are obligated to keep on trying. There is no giving up, no giving in, no retirement because we've come too far from where we started from. And nobody told us that the way would be easy, but I don't believe he brought us this far to leave us...

  5. Baltasar Gracian:

    The great art of giving consists in this: the gift should cost very little and yet be greatly coveted, so that it may be the more highly appreciated.

Images & Illustrations of giving

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