1. [ noun ] the act of giving
Synonyms: gift
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"

Related terms: generous
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
Similar spelling:   giving_up