giving

Definitions of giving
  1. noun
    the act of giving
    synonyms: gift
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    oblation, offering
    the act of contributing to the funds of a church or charity
    bestowal, bestowment, conferment, conferral
    the act of conferring an honor or presenting a gift
    accordance, accordance of rights
    the act of granting rights
    endowment
    the act of endowing with a permanent source of income
    charity
    an activity or gift that benefits the public at large
    contribution, donation
    act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity
    alms-giving, almsgiving
    making voluntary contributions to aid the poor
    subscription
    a pledged contribution
    alms
    money or goods contributed to the poor
    handout
    giving money or food or clothing to a needy person
    zakat
    the fourth pillar of Islam is almsgiving as an act of worship
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    share-out, sharing
    a distribution in shares
  2. noun
    disposing of property by voluntary transfer without receiving value in return
    “the alumni followed a program of annual giving
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    disposal, disposition
    the act or means of getting rid of something
  3. adjective
    given or giving freely
    “Saturday's child is loving and giving
    synonyms: big, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, handsome, liberal, openhanded
    generous
    willing to give and share unstintingly
  4. 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”
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    conveyance, impartation, imparting
    the transmission of information
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