What does giving mean?

Definitions for giving
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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. Peggy Noonan:

    Remember the waterfront shack with the sign FRESH FISH SOLD HERE. Of course it's fresh, we're on the ocean. Of course it's for sale, we're not giving it away. Of course it's here, otherwise the sign would be someplace else. The final sign: FISH.

  2. Socrates:

    Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love.

  3. Pat Houston:

    The Estate of Whitney Houston is more than elated to be involved with a group of people that are as passionate about Whitney's life story as we are. Whitney's legacy deserves only the best that can be given, i stand with the hearts of these partners being the chosen ones to produce a film that's uplifting and inspiring to all that loved Whitney Houston sister-in-law, giving you a reason to continue to celebrate The Voice that we all fell in love with and will cherish forever !

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Their talk about improving the economy without giving out the surplus money to the lower- middle & lower income class is like cracking a big joke on the life of many, in spite of realizing that they being appearing to the sensible only funny.

  5. Ruth Danielsen:

    They are the nicest humans you would ever want to meet, very polite, salt-of-the-earth types, they are always giving hay away to other ranchers who need it and donating money to local schools and charities, really nice people. Not the people the government should be going after.

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