HyperDic: giving

English > 4 senses of the word giving:
NOUNactgiving, giftthe act of giving
communicationgivingthe imparting of news or promises etc.
actgivingdisposing of property by voluntary transfer without receiving value in return
ADJECTIVEallgiving, big, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, handsome, liberal, openhandedgiven or giving freely
giving > pronunciation
Soundsgih'vihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > giving: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningGiven or giving freely.
Example "Saturday's child is loving and giving"
Synonymsbig, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, handsome, liberal, openhanded
Broadergenerouswilling to give and share unstintingly
Spanishdadivoso, desprendido, espléndido, garboso, generoso, magnánime, magnífico, pródigo, rumboso
Catalandesprès, esplèndid, generós, magnànim, magnífic, pròdig, rumbós
English > giving: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of giving.
Synonymgift
Narroweraccordance, accordance of rightsThe act of granting rights
alms-giving, almsgivingmaking voluntary contributions to aid the poor
bestowal, bestowment, conferral, confermentThe act of conferring an honor or presenting a gift
charityAn activity or gift that benefits the public at large
contribution, donationAct of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity / charity
endowmentThe act of endowing with a permanent source of income
oblation, offeringThe act of contributing to the funds of a church or charity / charity
Broadersharing, share-outA distribution in shares
Spanishobsequio, presente, regalo
Catalanobsequi, regal
Verbsgivegive food to
givetransfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
givecontribute to some cause
English > giving: 4 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningThe imparting of news or promises etc..
Examples
  • "he gave us the news and made a great show of the giving"
  • "giving his word of honor seemed to come too easily"
Broaderconveyance, imparting, impartationThe transmission of information
Spanishdivulgación
Verbsgiveoffer in good faith
giveconvey or reveal information
givetransmit (knowledge or skills)
English > giving: 4 senses > noun 3, act
Meaningdisposing of property by voluntary transfer without receiving value in return.
Example"the alumni followed a program of annual giving"
Broaderdisposal, dispositionThe act or means of getting rid of something
Catalandonació
Verbsgivetransfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
givegive as a present
givecontribute to some cause

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