Giving Giv"ing, n. 1. The act of bestowing as a gift; a conferring or imparting. [1913 Webster]

2. A gift; a benefaction. [R.] --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. The act of softening, breaking, or yielding. ``Upon the first giving of the weather.'' --Addison. [1913 Webster]

{Giving in}, a falling inwards; a collapse.

{Giving out}, anything uttered or asserted; an outgiving. [1913 Webster]

His givings out were of an infinite distance From his true meant design. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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