Doing vs Giving - What's the difference?

doing | giving |


As verbs the difference between doing and giving

is that doing is (rare|chiefly|netherlands|nonstandard) while giving is .

As an adjective giving is

having the tendency to give; generous.

As a noun giving is

the act of bestowing as a gift; a conferring or imparting.

doing

English

Alternative forms

* (pedantic)

Etymology 1

See (do).

Noun

(en noun)
  • A deed or action, especially when somebody is held responsible for it.
  • This is his doing . (= "He did it.")

    Verb

    (head)
  • Etymology 2

    Onomatopœic.

    Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • The sound made by an elastic object when struck by or striking a hard object.
  • Synonyms
    * boing

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    giving

    English

    (wikipedia giving)

    Verb

    (head)
  • ''These bright surfaces are sprayed with a fine spray of ink, thus giving them an even surface.' - First Usenet use via Google Groups, fa.human-nets, 6 May 1981 0359-EDT, Gary Feldman at CMU-10A

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • having the tendency to give; generous
  • To become like Christ involves everything else: becoming a loving and giving person, having confidence enabling you to be vulnerable (psychologically and physically; Jesus did both), having the wisdom to see people's needs and the desire to meet them. - net.flame - 26 Mar 1984 by Jeff Sargent

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of bestowing as a gift; a conferring or imparting.
  • A gift; a benefaction.
  • (Alexander Pope)
  • The act of softening, breaking, or yielding.
  • * Addison
  • Upon the first giving of the weather.

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