Pawning vs Yawning - What's the difference?

pawning | yawning |


As verbs the difference between pawning and yawning

is that pawning is while yawning is .

As nouns the difference between pawning and yawning

is that pawning is the act by which something is pawned while yawning is the action of the verb yawn.

As an adjective yawning is

that yawns or yawn.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

pawning

English

Verb

(head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act by which something is pawned.
  • * Ford Madox Ford, The Good Soldier
  • Her road had again seemed to stretch out endless; she imagined that there might be hundreds and hundreds of such things that Edward was concealing from her — that they might necessitate more mortgagings, more pawnings of bracelets

    yawning

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The action of the verb yawn.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • That yawns or yawn.
  • (figuratively) Wide open.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The machine of a new soul , passage=The yawning gap in neuroscientists’ understanding of their topic is in the intermediate scale of the brain’s anatomy. Science has a passable knowledge of how individual nerve cells, known as neurons, work. It also knows which visible lobes and ganglia of the brain do what.}}