1. feeling or showing love and affection;
- Example: "loving parents"
- Example: "loving glances"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Love \Love\ (l[u^]v), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Loved (l[u^]vd); p. pr. & vb. n. Loving.] [AS. lufian. [root]124. See Love, n.] 1. To have a feeling of love for; to regard with affection or good will; as, to love one's children and friends; to love one's country; to love one's God. [1913 Webster] Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. --Matt. xxii. 37. [1913 Webster] Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thy self. --Matt. xxii. 39. [1913 Webster] 2. To regard with passionate and devoted affection, as that of one sex for the other. [1913 Webster] 3. To take delight or pleasure in; to have a strong liking or desire for, or interest in; to be pleased with; to like; as, to love books; to love adventures. [1913 Webster] Wit, eloquence, and poetry. Arts which I loved. --Cowley. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Loving \Lov"ing\, a. 1. Affectionate. [1913 Webster] The fairest and most loving wife in Greece. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. Expressing love or kindness; as, loving words. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
loving adj 1: feeling or showing love and affection; "loving parents"; "loving glances" [ant: unloving]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
117 Moby Thesaurus words for "loving": Christian, Christlike, Christly, adoring, affectionate, all-knowing, all-powerful, all-seeing, all-wise, almighty, amatory, amorous, ardent, attached, attentive, benevolent, benign, benignant, bound, boundless, brotherly, careful, caring, cautious, changeless, circumspect, compassionate, conjugal, considerate, cordial, creating, creative, curious, dear, decent, demonstrative, devoted, doting, enamored, erotic, eternal, eternally the same, everlasting, faithful, fervent, filial, fond, fraternal, glorious, good, gracious, hallowed, heedful, highest, holy, human, humane, husbandly, immortal, immutable, impassioned, infatuated, infinite, just, kind, kindhearted, kindly, kindly-disposed, languishing, limitless, lovelorn, lovesick, lovesome, luminous, majestic, making, maternal, melting, merciful, mindful, nice, numinous, omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, one, parental, passionate, paternal, permanent, perpetual, radiant, regardful, romantic, sacred, sentimental, shaping, soft, softhearted, solicitous, sovereign, supreme, sympathetic, sympathizing, tender, tenderhearted, thoughtful, timeless, ubiquitous, unbounded, unchanging, undefined, unlimited, uxorious, warm, warmhearted, wifelyU.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000):
Loving -- U.S. County in Texas Population (2000): 67 Housing Units (2000): 70 Land area (2000): 673.081375 sq. miles (1743.272685 sq. km) Water area (2000): 3.768373 sq. miles (9.760042 sq. km) Total area (2000): 676.849748 sq. miles (1753.032727 sq. km) Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48 Location: 31.813308 N, 103.608036 W Headwords: Loving Loving, TX Loving County Loving County, TXU.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):
Loving, NM -- U.S. village in New Mexico Population (2000): 1326 Housing Units (2000): 516 Land area (2000): 1.134558 sq. miles (2.938492 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.134558 sq. miles (2.938492 sq. km) FIPS code: 44420 Located within: New Mexico (NM), FIPS 35 Location: 32.285417 N, 104.096720 W ZIP Codes (1990): 88256 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Loving, NM Loving