More definitions of "giving":
- (adj): Given or giving freely.
Example: "Saturday's child is loving and giving"
Synonyms: big, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, handsome, liberal, openhanded
- (noun): The act of giving.
- (noun): The imparting of news or promises etc..
Example: "He gave us the news and made a great show of the giving"; "giving his word of honor seemed to come too easily"
Famous quotes containing the word giving:
“So do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit, as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
—Bible: New Testament, Ephesians 5:17-20.
“Whenever a husband and wife begin to discuss their marriage they are giving evidence at a coroners inquest.”
—H.L. (Henry Lewis)
“What causes adolescents to rebel is not the assertion of authority but the arbitrary use of power, with little explanation of the rules and no involvement in decision-making. . . . Involving the adolescent in decisions doesnt mean that you are giving up your authority. It means acknowledging that the teenager is growing up and has the right to participate in decisions that affect his or her life.”
—Laurence Steinberg (20th century)