Giv"ing (?), n.

1.

The act of bestowing as a gift; a conferring or imparting.

2.

A gift; a benefaction.

[R.]

Pope.

3.

The act of softening, breaking, or yielding.

"Upon the first giving of the weather."

Addison.

Giving in, a falling inwards; a collapse. -- Giving out, anything uttered or asserted; an outgiving.

His givings out were of an infinite distance From his true meant design. Shak.

 

© Webster 1913.

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