1 [only before noun]
behaving in a way that shows you love someone
loving wife/family/parents etc
the confidence he had gained from having a warm and loving family
What that child needs is plenty of loving care.
He's very loving and affectionate with his sister.
thinking that peace, having fun etc is very important:
a peace-loving nation
done with a lot of care and attention:
the loving care with which the house has been restored
She smiled at him lovingly.
the plane he had lovingly built