Spelling vs Selling - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between spelling and selling

is that spelling is while selling is .

As nouns the difference between spelling and selling

is that spelling is (uncountable) the act, practice, ability, or subject of forming words with letters, or of reading the letters of words; orthography while selling is action of the verb to sell .

spelling

Verb

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  • * 2006 , Wm. Shakespeare, Ann Thompson and Neil Taylor, eds., Hamlet , London: Arden Shakespeare:
  • [p 88] A persuasive theory about the authority of the quarto or Folio texts might shed light on how Shakespeare actually spelt these names in a particular manuscript, but, since Shakespeare seemed capable of spelling his own name differently on different occasions, how reliable a guide would such evidence be?

    Noun

  • (uncountable) The act, practice, ability, or subject of forming words with letters, or of reading the letters of words; orthography.
  • * 1904 , , Autobiography of Andrew Dickson White , p 43:
  • For the practical use of spelling comes in writing.
  • * 1920 , Henry Gallup Paine, Handbook of Simplified Spelling , New York: Simplified Spelling Board, p 1:
  • Spelling was invented by man and, like other human inventions, is capable of development and improvement by man in the direction of simplicity, economy, and efficiency.
  • * 2001 , , The Program , New York: Dell, p 66:
  • I knew that Kriciak, the inspector who was supervising me for the Marshals Service, was going to go nuts when I told him that I wanted to allow Landon to participate in soccer and spelling .
  • (uncountable) The manner of spelling of words; correct spelling.
  • * 2006 , Wm. Shakespeare, Ann Thompson and Neil Taylor, eds., Hamlet , London: Arden Shakespeare:
  • [p 88] Because Elizabethan spelling' was fluid, editors feel free to ‘modernize’ (correct) the '''spelling''' in the quartos and the Folio. But how is one to spell Rosencratz or Guildenstern, where the ' spelling varies, not only from text to text, but even within texts?
  • (countable) A specific spelling of a word.
  • * 2006 , Wm. Shakespeare, Ann Thompson and Neil Taylor, eds., Hamlet , London: Arden Shakespeare:
  • [p 253] *excellent'  Q2’s ‘extent’ is generally dismissed as an error, probably a mis-reading of ‘exlent’, a common ' spelling at this time.
    [p 269] reverend   The spellings ‘reuerent’ (Q2) and ‘Reuerend’ (F) were interchangeable at this time.
    [p 466] Guildensterne and Rosincrance are F’s consistent spellings .
  • (US, rare, dated, countable, or, uncountable) A spelling test or spelling bee.
  • * 1860 , , The Colonel's Diary: Journals Kept Before and During the Civil War [1922], Sharon, Penn., p 23:
  • The boys were anxious for a spelling in the evening but I said no.
  • * 1889 , , “A’ Old Played-Out Song”, in Pipes O' Pan at Zekesbury , Indianapolis, Ind.: Bowen-Merrill, p 45:
  • How her face ust to look, in the twilight, / As I tuck her to spellin’ ; and she / Kep’ a-hummin’ that song ’tel I ast her, / Pine-blank, ef she ever missed me!
  • * 2004 , Carl Lindahl, ed., American Folktales: From the Collections of the Library of Congress , v 1, Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, p 416:
  • So we'd sit with these girls during school hours, and we told them, if they'd slip off, that we'd get away, and we'd go to [the school] to a spelling .

    Synonyms

    * (subject) orthography

    Derived terms

    * alternative spelling * misspelling * pronunciation spelling * respell * respelling * spelling bee * spelling checker * spell checker, spell-checker * spell check, spell-check, spellcheck * spelling pronunciation * spelling reform ----

    selling

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

  • Action of the verb to sell .
  • buyings and sellings