loving

adjective lov·ing \ ˈlə-viŋ \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of loving

lovingly

play \ˈlə-viŋ-lē\ adverb

lovingness

noun

Examples of loving in a Sentence

  1. The old house has undergone a loving restoration.

  2. they were a loving family, supporting each other when times were bad

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First Known Use of loving

before 12th century



LOVING Defined for English Language Learners

loving

adjective

Definition of loving for English Language Learners

  • : feeling or showing love

  • : very careful and thorough


LOVING Defined for Kids

loving

adjective lov·ing \ ˈlə-viŋ \

Definition of loving for Students

: feeling or showing love or great care
  • a loving glance

lovingly

adverb


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