Handing vs Giving - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between handing and giving

is that handing is while giving is .

As nouns the difference between handing and giving

is that handing is the act by which something is handed to somebody while giving is the act of bestowing as a gift; a conferring or imparting.

As an adjective giving is

having the tendency to give; generous.

handing

Verb

(head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act by which something is handed to somebody.
  • * Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers
  • Silently and patiently did the doctor bear all this, and all the handings of negus, and watching for glasses, and darting for biscuits, and coquetting, that ensued

    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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