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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Darling  \Dar"ling\,  n.  [OE.  derling,  deorling,  AS  de['o]rling; 
  de['o]re  dear  +  -ling.  See  {Dear},  and  {-ling}.] 
  One  dearly  beloved;  a  favorite. 
 
  And  can  do  naught  but  wail  her  darling's  loss  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Darling  \Dar"ling\,  a. 
  Dearly  beloved;  regarded  with  especial  kindness  and 
  tenderness;  favorite.  ``Some  darling  science.''  --I.  Watts. 
  ``Darling  sin.''  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  darling 
  adj  :  dearly  loved  [syn:  {beloved},  {dear}] 
  n  1:  a  special  loved  one  [syn:  {favorite},  {favourite},  {pet},  {dearie}, 
  {deary},  {ducky}] 
  2:  an  Australian  river;  tributary  of  the  Murray  River  [syn:  {Darling}, 
  {Darling  River}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Darling 
  Ps  22:20;  35:17)  means  an  "only  one." 
 




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