What does giving mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. giving, gift(noun)

    the act of giving

  2. giving(noun)

    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. giving(adj)

    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, openhanded(adj)

    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. giving(Adjective)

    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. Giving(noun)

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

  3. Giving(noun)

    a gift; a benefaction

  4. Giving(noun)

    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. giving

    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  

British National Corpus

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

How to say giving in sign language?

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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. Scott Walker:

    Lifting the sanctions (and) giving them credibility in the world not only emboldens the problems we have in terms of their illicit nuclear infrastructure, but this is the leading state sponsor of terrorism this is a direct threat to Israel.

  2. Douglas Van Daele:

    Part of their reluctance was in allowing patients to view their records, diagnostics and medical information that they may not initially know how to decipher, another was in giving patients the ability to contact their doctors directly.

  3. Chris Downes:

    Please be assured that our three lovely grandchildren are with us and safe, the Australian High Commission, the United Nations and the Fiji Police are being so helpful and giving us much assistance.

  4. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar:

    The government of India has been continuously giving evidence of so many things, if someone is serious, he can definitely act.

  5. Paul Ryan:

    For many Republicans this will be difficult, because this will be Republicans giving the President extraordinary power to borrow unlimited amounts of money, i haven't met a Republican anywhere outside of Washington who is for this deal, so the Republicans will be put on record tonight.

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