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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]