|1.||[ noun ] the act of giving|
|Related terms:||sharing contribution charity bestowal oblation endowment accordance give feed|
|2.||[ adjective ] given or giving freely|
|Synonyms:||handsome liberal bountiful freehanded bighearted bounteous openhanded big|
"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"
|3.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||conveyance impart|
|4.||[ noun ] disposing of property by voluntary transfer without receiving value in return|
"the alumni followed a program of annual giving"
|Related terms:||disposal contribute|