Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “loving”


adjective     /ˈlʌv.ɪŋ/
showing a lot of love towards someone: a loving relationship He's a very loving child. She's very loving.Loving and in love lovingly     /-li/ adverb The table had been lovingly (= with great pleasure and care) restored.Loving and in love
(Definition of loving adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of loving

Definitions of “loving” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


willing to give money, help, kindness, etc., especially more than is usual or expected

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More