Piercing vs Punching - What's the difference?

piercing | punching |

As nouns the difference between piercing and punching

is that piercing is body piercing while punching is (gerund of punch) an incident in which someone is punched.

As a verb punching is





  • Noun

  • (uncountable) The action of the verb to pierce
  • A hole made in the body so that jewellery/jewelry can be worn through it
  • ear piercing
  • The jewelry itself
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Anything or anyone that pierces.
  • piercing eyes
    The piercing noise of the children could be heard two blocks from the elementary school.




  • Derived terms

    * punching bag


    (en noun)
  • (gerund of punch) An incident in which someone is punched
  • * {{quote-news, 2009, January 25, Evonne Barry, Booze and the trail of violence, Herald Sun citation
  • , passage=Over the past four years, the rate of "interpersonal" attacks and "penetrating injuries" - such as stabbings, glassings, punchings , beatings - has doubled, he said. }}
  • process of making holes in something