Handling vs Gripping - What's the difference?

handling | gripping |


As nouns the difference between handling and gripping

is that handling is a touching, controlling, managing, using, take care of, etc, with the hand or hands, or as with the hands while gripping is (pinching and spasmodic pain in the intestines).

As verbs the difference between handling and gripping

is that handling is while gripping is .

As an adjective gripping is

catching the attention; exciting; interesting; absorbing; fascinating.

handling

Etymology 1

From (etyl) handlinge, hondlunge, from (etyl) .

Noun

(en noun)
  • A touching, controlling, managing, using, take care of, etc., with the hand or hands, or as with the hands.
  • * Edmund Spenser
  • The heavens and your fair handling / Have made you master of the field this day.
  • * 1864 , Oregon. Legislative Assembly. House of Representatives
  • at San Francisco it is warehoused and reshipped to Liverpool, or other foreign market; and in exchange for this wheat, comes back the merchandise which has to pass through all these shipments, reshipments, warehousings, handlings , &c.
  • (arts) The mode of using the pencil or brush; style of touch.
  • (Fairholt)
  • A criminal offence, the trade in stolen goods.
  • Etymology 2

    From handle.

    Verb

    (head)
  • ----

    gripping

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Catching the attention; exciting; interesting; absorbing; fascinating.
  • Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (pinching and spasmodic pain in the intestines)
  • * 1727 , Alexander Hamilton, A new account of the East Indies
  • The same Night it began to operate by Grippings and Sweating, and he being bred a Surgeon, took some Medicines to correct the Grippings, which in some Measure the Medicine did, but he lost his Appetite