Handling vs Handing - What's the difference?

handling | handing |


As nouns the difference between handling and handing

is that handling is a touching, controlling, managing, using, take care of, etc, with the hand or hands, or as with the hands while handing is the act by which something is handed to somebody.

As verbs the difference between handling and handing

is that handling is while handing is .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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)
  • ----

    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