What does the word darling mean?

Usage examples for darling

  1. I must leave you, darling! – The Flight of the Shadow by George MacDonald
  2. I'm a bad girl, darling, but I'll find a way to take you. – Gaslight Sonatas by Fannie Hurst
  3. The darling, darling little thing! – Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories by Kathleen Norris