Origin of loving
Related formslov·ing·ly, adverblov·ing·ness, nounnon·lov·ing, adjectiveun·lov·ing, adjective
Definition for loving (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), loved, lov·ing.
verb (used without object), loved, lov·ing.
Origin of love
SYNONYMS FOR love
Related formsout·love, verb (used with object), out·loved, out·lov·ing.o·ver·love, verb, o·ver·loved, o·ver·lov·ing.
Examples from the Web for loving
For whatever reason, I grew up watching and loving horror movies—perhaps as a reaction to the environment I was growing up in.Tim Burton Talks ‘Big Eyes,’ His Taste For the Macabre, and the ‘Beetlejuice’ Sequel|Marlow Stern|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On the opposite end of the spectrum are two other standout works, which depict Mary as a loving, nurturing mother.
Amelia must do this every day in loving Samuel—who often appears as a reminder of the irreparable past and death of Oskar.‘The Babadook’ Is the Best (and Most Sincere) Horror Movie of the Year|Samuel Fragoso|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But she soldiered on to the end, a loving and faithful companion in victory and defeat.
In The Theory of Everything, the “master of the universe” is depicted as a gentle man and loving—albeit conflicted—husband.The Other Side of Stephen Hawking: Strippers, Aliens, and Disturbing Abuse Claims|Marlow Stern|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She almost always wore a pleasant smile on her rosy lips; a light of loving tenderness generally shone in her soft blue eyes.Minnie Brown|Daniel Wise
Hermione, on the other hand, was gifted as a linguist, loving languages and learning them easily.The Call of the Blood|Robert Smythe Hichens
It is not only loving birds that build their nests and rear their young over the horns of forgotten fears, but, alas!Demonology and Devil-lore|Moncure Daniel Conway
He has a singularly pure and fine power of selecting and loving what is best in books.Joyous Gard|Arthur Christopher Benson
It was the aching, loving heart of humanity for which he wept, that needed God so awfully, and could not yet trust in him.The Seaboard Parish, Complete|George MacDonald
British Dictionary definitions for loving (1 of 2)
Derived Formslovingly, adverblovingness, noun
British Dictionary definitions for loving (2 of 2)
- an intense emotion of affection, warmth, fondness, and regard towards a person or thing
- (as modifier)love song; love story
- God's benevolent attitude towards man
- man's attitude of reverent devotion towards God
- to have sexual intercourse (with)
- archaic to engage in courtship (with)
Related formsRelated adjective: amatory
Word Origin for love
Idioms and Phrases with loving (1 of 2)
see tender loving care.
Idioms and Phrases with loving (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with love
- love affair
- love at first sight
- all's fair in love and war
- course of true love
- fall in love
- for the love of
- labor of love
- make love
- misery loves company
- no love lost
- not for love or money
- puppy love
- somebody up there loves me