What does loving mean?

Definitions for loving
ˈlʌv ɪŋlov·ing

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word loving.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lovingadjective

    feeling or showing love and affection

    "loving parents"; "loving glances"


  1. lovingnoun

    The action of the verb to love.

  2. lovingadjective

    Expressing a large amount of love to other people; affectionate.

    his loving wife

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Lovingparticipial adj.

    Etymology: from love.

    So loving to my mother,
    That he permitted not the winds of heav’n
    To visit her face too roughly. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

    This earl was of great courage, and for this cause much loved of his soldiers, to whom he was no less loving again. John Hayward.

    The king took her in his arms till she came to herself, and comforted her with loving words. Esth. xv. 8.


  1. loving

    Loving generally refers to having deep affection, care, and a positive attitude towards someone or something. It involves showing kindness, empathy, and compassion, as well as a willingness to support and nurture the well-being of others or oneself. Loving can manifest in various ways, such as through acts of generosity, understanding, forgiveness, patience, and sacrifice. It is often associated with emotional attachment, tenderness, and the desire to maintain and strengthen a connection or relationship.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Loving

    of Love

  2. Lovingadjective


  3. Lovingadjective

    expressing love or kindness; as, loving words


  1. Loving

    Loving is an American television soap opera that ran on ABC from June 26, 1983, to November 10, 1995, a total of 3,169 episodes. The serial, set in the fictional town of Corinth, Pennsylvania, was co-created by Agnes Nixon and former actor Douglas Marland. The show was broadcast in France under the title Amoureusement Votre and in Italy as Quando si ama.

Editors Contribution

  1. loving

    Feeling or expressing love.

    They were a very loving couple and people loved to share time with them.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Loving is ranked #4933 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Loving surname appeared 7,135 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Loving.

    62.7% or 4,475 total occurrences were White.
    29.2% or 2,085 total occurrences were Black.
    3.7% or 269 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.6% or 187 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.1% or 84 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 35 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of loving in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of loving in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of loving in a Sentence

  1. Kimberly Guilfoyle:

    Look at all of us out here, God-loving, freedom-loving, liberty-loving patriots, that will not let them steal this election, we will not allow the liberals and the Democrats to steal our dream or steal our elections.

  2. Tony Abbott:

    We are naturally reluctant as a peace-loving people to reach out to far-away conflicts but, as we know, this conflict has been reaching out to us for months now.

  3. Chris Jackson/Getty Images:

    I dont think there are any regrets... They are excited about this year, theyre very excited about this chapter in their lives, they are loving their new lives in L.A.and they are very happy.

  4. Pope Francis:

    I want to express my loving closeness to the Christian community, targeted while they were gathered in prayer, and all the victims of such cruel violence.

  5. Lao Tzu:

    Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.

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