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giving

 
Adjective giving has 1 sense
  1. big, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, handsome, giving, liberal, openhanded - given or giving freely; "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"; "her fond and openhanded grandfather"
    Antonyms: stingy, ungenerous (indirect, via generous)
Noun giving has 3 senses
  1. giving, gift - the act of giving
    --1 is a kind of sharing, share-out
    --1 has particulars:
     oblation, offering; bestowal, bestowment, conferral, conferment; accordance, accordance of rights; endowment; charity; contribution, donation
    Derived forms: verb give25, verb give3, verb give24
  2. giving - 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"
    --2 is a kind of
    conveyance, imparting, impartation
    Derived forms: verb give12, verb give4, verb give37
  3. giving - disposing of property by voluntary transfer without receiving value in return; "the alumni followed a program of annual giving"
    --3 is a kind of
    disposal, disposition
    Derived forms: verb give25, verb give8, verb give3
Verb give has 44 senses
  1. give - cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense; "She gave him a black eye"; "The draft gave me a cold"
    Sample sentences:
    They give the food to the people
    They give the people the food
  2. yield, give, afford - be the cause or source of; "He gave me a lot of trouble"; "Our meeting afforded much interesting information"
    --2 is one way to supply, provide, render, furnish
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  3. give - transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"
    --3 is one way to
    transfer
    Antonyms: take
    Derived forms: noun giver2, noun giving3, noun giving1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  4. give - convey or reveal information; "Give one's name"
    --4 is one way to
    state, say, tell
    Derived form: noun giving2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. give, pay - convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow; "Don't pay him any mind"; "give the orders"; "Give him my best regards"; "pay attention"
    --5 is one way to communicate, intercommunicate
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  6. hold, throw, have, make, give - organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course"
    --6 is one way to direct
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  7. give, throw - convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture; "Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look"
    --7 is one way to communicate, intercommunicate
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody something
  8. give, gift, present - give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her birthday?"
    Derived forms: noun giver2, noun giving3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  9. give, bring about, yield - bring about; "His two singles gave the team the victory"
    --9 is one way to make, create
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  10. give, pay, devote - dedicate; "give thought to"; "give priority to"; "pay attention to"
    --10 is one way to think, cogitate, cerebrate
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
    Somebody ----s something PP
  11. render, yield, return, give, generate - give or supply; "The cow brings in 5 liters of milk"; "This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn"; "The estate renders some revenue for the family"
    --11 is one way to produce, make, create
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  12. impart, leave, give, pass on - tell or deposit (information) knowledge; "give a secret to the Russians"; "leave your name and address here"
    --12 is one way to tell
    Derived form: noun giving2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  13. establish, give - bring about; "The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth"
    --13 is one way to make, create
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  14. give - leave with; give temporarily; "Can I give you my keys while I go in the pool?"; "Can I give you the children for the weekend?"
    --14 is one way to
    pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, give
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody something
  15. give - emit or utter; "Give a gulp"; "give a yelp"
    --15 is one way to
    utter, emit, let out, let loose
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  16. sacrifice, give - endure the loss of; "He gave his life for his children"; "I gave two sons to the war"
    --16 is one way to release, relinquish, resign, free, give up
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  17. pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, give - place into the hands or custody of; "hand me the spoon, please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"
    --17 is one way to transfer
    Sample sentences:
    They give the parcel to their parents
    They give them the parcel
  18. give, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devote - give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause; "She committed herself to the work of God"; "give one's talents to a good cause"; "consecrate your life to the church"
    --18 is one way to use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
  19. give - give (as medicine); "I gave him the drug"
    --19 is one way to
    administer, dispense
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  20. give, apply - give or convey physically; "She gave him First Aid"; "I gave him a punch in the nose"
    --20 is one way to distribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole out
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  21. give, render - bestow; "give hommage"; "render thanks"
    --21 is one way to communicate, intercommunicate
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  22. grant, give - bestow, especially officially; "grant a degree"; "give a divorce"; "This bill grants us new rights"
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  23. move over, give way, give, ease up, yield - move in order to make room for someone for something; "The park gave way to a supermarket"; "`Move over,' he told the crowd"
    --23 is one way to move
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  24. feed, give - give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat"
    --24 is one way to provide, supply, ply, cater
    Derived form: noun giving1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    => Somebody ----s somebody something
    => Somebody ----s something to somebody
  25. contribute, give, chip in, kick in - contribute to some cause; "I gave at the office"
    --25 is one way to give
    Derived forms: noun giving3, noun giving1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  26. collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder - break down, literally or metaphorically; "The wall collapsed"; "The business collapsed"; "The dam broke"; "The roof collapsed"; "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"
    --26 is one way to change
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  27. give - estimate the duration or outcome of something; "He gave the patient three months to live"; "I gave him a very good chance at success"
    --27 is one way to
    estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody something
  28. give - execute and deliver; "Give bond"
    --28 is one way to
    execute
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  29. give - deliver in exchange or recompense; "I'll give you three books for four CDs"
    --29 is one way to
    compensate, recompense, repair, indemnify
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
  30. afford, open, give - afford access to; "the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace"
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  31. give - present to view; "He gave the sign to start"
    --31 is one way to
    show
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  32. give - perform for an audience; "Pollini is giving another concert in New York"
    --32 is one way to
    perform
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  33. give, yield - be flexible under stress of physical force; "This material doesn't give"
    --33 is one way to stretch
    Derived form: noun give1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  34. give - propose; "He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party"
    --34 is one way to
    toast, drink, pledge, salute, wassail
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  35. give - legal use: accord by verdict; "give a decision for the plaintiff"
    --35 is one way to
    accord, allot, grant
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  36. give - manifest or show; "This student gives promise of real creativity"; "The office gave evidence of tampering"
    --36 is one way to
    express, show, evince
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  37. give - offer in good faith; "He gave her his word"
    --37 is one way to
    pledge
    Derived form: noun giving2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  38. give - submit for consideration, judgment, or use; "give one's opinion"; "give an excuse"
    --38 is one way to
    submit, subject
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  39. give - guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion; "You gave me to think that you agreed with me"
    --39 is one way to
    lead
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
  40. give - allow to have or take; "I give you two minutes to respond"
    --40 is one way to
    permit, allow, let, countenance
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  41. give - inflict as a punishment; "She gave the boy a good spanking"; "The judge gave me 10 years"
    --41 is one way to
    inflict, bring down, visit, impose
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  42. give - occur; "what gives?"
    --42 is one way to
    happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  43. give - consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man; "She gave herself to many men"
    --43 is one way to
    accept, consent, go for
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  44. give - proffer (a body part); "She gave her hand to her little sister"
    --44 is one way to
    offer, proffer
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
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