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giving

EN[ˈɡɪvɪŋ] [-ɪvɪŋ]
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WGiving
  • Giving may refer to:
  • Gift, the transfer of something without the expectation of receiving something in return
  • Generosity, the habit of giving freely without expecting anything in return
  • Charity (practice), the giving of help to those in need who are not related to the giver
  • Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World, a book by Bill Clinton
  • Giving (album), an album by Colm Ó Snodaigh

    Definition of giving in English Dictionary

  • NounPLgivingsSUF-ing
    1. The act of bestowing as a gift; a conferring or imparting.
      1. A gift; a benefaction.
        1. The act of softening, breaking, or yielding.
        2. Verb
          1. present participle of give.
            1. 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
        3. AdjectiveCOMmore givingSUPmost giving
          1. having the tendency to give; generous.
            1. 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
        4. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • The robot produced a series of beeps and bloops before giving its answer to the problem.
            • I saw him giving me the eye as soon as I entered the room.
            • It has a structural fold termed GT-B and a retaining mechanism of glucose transfer giving an α-configuration of the growing polyglucan chain (http://www.cazy.org/ ).
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
              • Verbs
                • Verb forms
                  • Participles
                    • Present participles
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              1. en givings
              2. en giving in
              3. en giving up
              4. en givingness
              5. en giving off
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              Grammatically, this word "giving" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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