Pawned vs Yawned - What's the difference?

pawned | yawned |


As verbs the difference between pawned and yawned

is that pawned is (pawn) while yawned is (yawn).

pawned

English

Verb

(head)
  • (pawn)

  • pawn

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) paun, .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (label) The most common chess piece, or a similar piece in a similar game. In chess each side has eight; moves are only forward, attacks are only forward diagonally or en passant.
  • (label) Someone who is being manipulated or used to some end, usually not the end that individual would prefer.
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  • *:“I'm through with all pawn -games,” I laughed. “Come, let us have a game of lansquenet. Either I will take a farewell fall out of you or you will have your sevenfold revenge”.
  • Synonyms
    * See also

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    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (video games) To render one's opponent a mere pawn, especially in a real-time strategy games.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) , apparently from a Germanic language (compare Middle Dutch pant, Old High German pfant).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The state of being held as security for a loan, or as a pledge.
  • All our jewellery was in pawn by this stage.
  • * Shakespeare
  • My life I never held but as a pawn / To wage against thy enemies.
  • An instance of pawning something.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Redeem from broking pawn the blemish'd crown.
  • * John Donne
  • As the morning dew is a pawn of the evening fatness, so, O Lord, let this day's comfort be the earnest of to-morrow's.
  • An item given as security on a loan, or as a pledge.
  • *, New York, 2001, p.106:
  • Brokers, takers of pawns , biting userers, I will not admit; yet I will tolerate some kind of usery.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • As for mortgaging or pawning,men will not take pawns without use [i.e. interest].
  • (rare) A pawn shop, pawnbroker.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To pledge; to stake or wager.
  • To give as security on a loan of money; especially, to deposit (something) at a pawn shop.
  • * 1965 , (Bob Dylan), (Like a Rolling Stone)
  • But you'd better take your diamond ring, you'd better pawn it, babe.
    Synonyms
    * (to deposit at a pawn shop) hock

    Etymology 3

    Noun

    (-)
  • See also

    * pawn off

    Anagrams

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    yawned

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (yawn)
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    yawn

    English

    (wikipedia yawn)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To open the mouth widely and take a long, rather deep breath, often because one is tired and sometimes accompanied by pandiculation.
  • I could see my students yawning , so I knew the lesson was boring them.
  • * Trumbull
  • And while above he spends his breath, / The yawning audience nod beneath.
  • To present a wide opening.
  • The canyon yawns as it has done for millions of years, and we stand looking, dumbstruck.
    Death yawned before us, and I hit the brakes.
  • * Shakespeare
  • 'Tis now the very witching time of night, / When churchyards yawn .
  • To open the mouth, or to gape, through surprise or bewilderment.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • To be eager; to desire to swallow anything; to express desire by yawning.
  • to yawn for fat livings
  • * Landor
  • one long, yawning gaze

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The action of ; opening the mouth widely and taking a long, rather deep breath, often because one is tired.
  • A particularly boring event.
  • The slideshow we sat through was such a yawn . I was glad when it finished.

    Derived terms

    * multicolour yawn * Technicolor yawn * yawnfest

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