AskDefine | Define giving

Dictionary Definition

giving 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" [syn: big, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, handsome, liberal, openhanded]

Noun

1 the act of giving [syn: gift]
2 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 disposing of property by voluntary transfer without receiving value in return; "the alumni followed a program of annual giving"

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Pronunciation

Verb

giving
  1. present participle of give
    Many gays experience a sense of isolation before they manage to meet other gays, thus giving them a need for the sort of interactions mentioned above. - First Usenet use via Google Groups, fa.human-nets, 6 May 1981 0359-EDT, Gary Feldman at CMU-10A

Adjective

  1. having the tendency to give
    ''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

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Giving can refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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