beholding vs seeing what difference

what is difference between beholding and seeing

English

Verb

beholding

  1. present participle of behold

Adjective

beholding (comparative more beholding, superlative most beholding)

  1. Obsolete form of beholden.
    • 1612, Shakespeare, Henry VIII, V, 5
      I thank ye all. To you, my good lord mayor,
      And your good brethren, I am much beholding;
      I have received much honour by your presence,
      And ye shall find me thankful.
    • 1556, Raphe Robynson (More’s Utopia)
      I was much bound and beholding to the right reverend father.
    • So much hath Oxford been beholding to her nephews, or sister’s children.

Noun

beholding (plural beholdings)

  1. The act by which something is beheld; regard; contemplation.
    • a. 1847, Robert Traill, a sermon
      But this text and theme I am upon, relates to somewhat far higher and greater, than all the beholdings of his glory that ever any saint on earth received.


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsiːɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -iːɪŋ

Etymology 1

see +‎ -ing

Verb

seeing

  1. present participle of see
Derived terms
  • all-seeing
  • seeing to
  • seeing-eye dog

Adjective

seeing (not comparable)

  1. Having vision; not blind.
Synonyms
  • sighted
Translations

Noun

seeing (countable and uncountable, plural seeings)

  1. The action of the verb to see; eyesight.
    • 2004, Timothy D. J. Chappell, Reading Plato’s Theaetetus (page 73)
      To such perceivings we give names like these: seeings, hearings, smellings, chillings and burnings, pleasures and pains, desires []
  2. (astronomy) The movement or distortion of a telescopic image as a result of turbulence in the Earth’s atmosphere.
Translations

Etymology 2

Probably an elision of “seeing that” or “seeing as”.

Conjunction

seeing

  1. (slang) Inasmuch as; in view of the fact that.
    Seeing the boss wasn’t around, we took it easy.
Translations

Anagrams

  • Geisen, Giesen, genies, signee

Finnish

Etymology

Unadapted borrowing from English seeing.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsiːʔiŋ(ː)/, [ˈs̠iːʔiŋ(ː)]
  • Syllabification: see‧ing

Noun

seeing

  1. (astronomy) seeing (the movement or distortion of a telescopic image as a result of turbulence in the Earth’s atmosphere)

Declension

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