giving giving  /ˈɡɪ vɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the act of giving
  2. (n) the imparting of news or promises etc.
  3. (n) disposing of property by voluntary transfer without receiving value in return
  4. (adj) given or giving freely

Usage(s):

  1. Whatever you call it, it is an obscenity to ask nothing of heiresses while helicopter pilots are giving everything.
  2. After giving me a tuxedo, Cristal changed into a gown and a blond updo and teleported us to a ballroom, where we clicked on a button to dance salsa.
  3. I could order new service without giving my Social Security number.

News

  1. Kanye: Album all about giving

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Kanye West says his new album is all about giving. The multiplatinum rapper held a listening party for "Yeezus" late Monday in New York City, where Beyonc é was one of the few hundred attendees.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Winfrey giving $12M to new African-American museum

    Oprah Winfrey is giving $12 million to a museum being built on Washington's National Mall that will document African-American history, officials said Tuesday. The media mogul and former talk-show host ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Winfrey giving $12M to new African-American museum - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Oprah Winfrey is giving $12 million to a museum being built on Washington's National Mall that will document African-American history, officials said Tuesday.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Quincy Herald-Whig

Quotes

  1. In a Twitter.com post, the 76-year-old TV personality wrote, "I talked to the guys here at CNN and I told them I would like to end Larry King Live, the nightly show, this fall and CNN has graciously accepted, giving me more time for my wife and I to...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Larry King Source: CANOE

  2. "I'd be lying if I hadn't thought about picking up the trophy on Sunday afternoon," he said. "I think that's only natural. But I'm trying to be very realistic about it as well. I have no idea but I'll certainly be giving it my best shot, a...
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Graeme McDowell Source: The Guardian

  3. "I'm giving you this one - giving it to you," Alexander told an opponent after folding to his bet. "I somehow didn't think my ace-three off was going to hold up."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Jason Alexander Source: msnbc.com

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