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Meaning of GIVING

Pronunciation:  g'iving

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  disposing of property by voluntary transfer without receiving value in return; "the alumni followed a program of annual giving"
  2. [n]  the act of giving
  3. [n]  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"
  4. [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"

GIVING is a 6 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: big, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, generous, gift, handsome, liberal, openhanded
 See Also: accordance, accordance of rights, bestowal, bestowment, charity, conferment, conferral, contribution, conveyance, disposal, disposition, donation, endowment, impartation, imparting, oblation, offering, share-out, sharing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Giv"ing\, n.
1. The act of bestowing as a gift; a conferring or imparting.

2. A gift; a benefaction. [R.] --Pope.

3. The act of softening, breaking, or yielding. ``Upon the
   first giving of the weather.'' --Addison.

{Giving in}, a falling inwards; a collapse.

{Giving out}, anything uttered or asserted; an outgiving.

         His givings out were of an infinite distance From
         his true meant design.                --Shak.

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