What is giving?

  • (noun): Disposing of property by voluntary transfer without receiving value in return.
    Example: "The alumni followed a program of annual giving"
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "giving":

  • (noun): The imparting of news or promises etc..
    Example: "He gave us the news and made a great show of the giving"; "giving his word of honor seemed to come too easily"
  • (noun): The act of giving.
    Synonyms: gift

Famous quotes containing the word giving:

    One cannot be a good historian of the outward, visible world without giving some thought to the hidden, private life of ordinary people; and on the other hand one cannot be a good historian of this inner life without taking into account outward events where these are relevant. They are two orders of fact which reflect each other, which are always linked and which sometimes provoke each other.
    Victor Hugo (1802–1885)

    Beauty is our weapon against nature; by it we make objects, giving them limit, symmetry, proportion. Beauty halts and freezes the melting flux of nature.
    Camille Paglia (b. 1947)

    If you teach a poor young man to shave himself, and keep his razor in order, you may contribute more to the happiness of his life than in giving him a thousand guineas. This sum may be soon spent, the regret only remaining of having foolishly consumed it; but in the other case, he escapes the frequent vexation of waiting for barbers, and of their sometimes dirty fingers, offensive breaths, and dull razors.
    Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790)