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  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɪvɪŋ/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪvɪŋ



  1. present participle of give
    • 1981, fa.human-nets, 6 May 1981 0359-EDT, Gary Feldman at CMU-10A
      These bright surfaces are sprayed with a fine spray of ink, thus giving them an even surface.


giving (comparative more giving, superlative most giving)

  1. having the tendency to give; generous
    • 1984, Jeff Sargent, net.flame, 26 Mar 1984
      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.

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giving (plural givings)

  1. The act of bestowing as a gift; a conferring or imparting.
  2. A gift; a benefaction.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Alexander Pope to this entry?)
  3. The act of softening, breaking, or yielding.
    • 23 November 1710, Joseph Addison, The Tatler No. 254
      Upon the first giving of the weather.

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