(noun, adjective, verb)


1. generous.

- Saturday's child is loving and giving

Similar word(s): generous, big, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, handsome, liberal, openhanded

Sentences with giving as an adjective:

- She is becoming a loving and giving person.


1. the act of giving

Similar word(s): gift

Definition categories: act, sharing

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

Definition categories: communication, conveyance, impartation, imparting

3. disposing of property by voluntary transfer without receiving value in return

- the alumni followed a program of annual giving

Definition categories: act, disposal, disposition


1. present participle of give

- These bright surfaces are sprayed with a fine spray of ink, thus giving them an even surface.' - First Usenet use via Google Groups, fa.human-nets, 6 May 1981 0359-EDT, Gary Feldman at CMU-10A