1. Dearly loved; favorite
2. Very pleasing; charming
(1815-1842) British heroine. She was the daughter of a lighthouse keeper on the Farne Islands, off Northumberland. On 7 Sept 1838 the Forfarshire was wrecked, and Grace Darling and her father rowed through a storm to the wreck, saving nine lives. She was awarded a medal for her bravery.
ETYM Old Eng. derling, deorling, AS. deórling; deóre dear + -ling. Related to Dear, and -ling.
A special loved one; SYN. favorite, favourite, pet, dearie, deary, ducky.
An Australian river; tributary of the Murray River; Also called: Darling River.
River in SE Australia, a tributary of the river Murray, which it joins at Wentworth. It is 3,075 km/1,910 mi long, and its waters are conserved in Menindee Lake (155 sq km/60 sq mi) and others nearby. The name comes from Sir Ralph Darling (1775–1858), governor of New South Wales 1825–31. The Darling Range, a ridge in W Australia, has a highest point of about 582 m/1,669 ft.