Etymology
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loving (adj.)

"affectionate," early 14c. (Old English had lufende "affectionate"), verbal noun from love (v.). Loving-cup, made for several to drink from, is attested from 1808. Loving-kindness was Coverdale's word to describe God's love (Psalms lxxxix.33).

loving (n.)

"love, friendship," also "sexual love," late 14c., verbal noun from love (v.).

updated on September 27, 2016

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Definitions of loving from WordNet

loving (adj.)
feeling or showing love and affection;
loving glances
loving parents
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.