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Meaning of ending by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • Rhymes: -ɛndɪŋ



    1. Present participle of end .


    ending ( plural: endings )

    1. A termination or conclusion .
    2. The last part of something .
    3. ( grammar ) The last morpheme of a word, added to some base to make an inflected form ( such as -ing in "ending" ) .




Explanation of ending by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. the act of ending something

    2. the end of a word ( a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme )

    3. I don't like words that have -ism as an ending
    4. the last section of a communication

    5. event whose occurrence ends something

    6. his death marked the ending of an era
    7. the point in time at which something ends

    8. the ending of warranty period

    Definition of ending by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. End v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ended; p. pr. & vb. n. Ending.]
      1. To bring to an end or conclusion; to finish; to close; to terminate; as, “to end a speech”. “I shall end this strife.” Shak.

      On the seventh day God ended his work. Gen. ii. 2.

      2. To form or be at the end of; as, “the letter k ends the word back”.

      3. To destroy; to put to death. “This sword hath ended him.” Shak.

      To end up, to lift or tilt, so as to set on end; as, to end up a hogshead.

    2. Ending n.
      1. Termination; concluding part; result; conclusion; destruction; death.

      2. ( Gram. ) The final syllable or letter of a word; the part joined to the stem. See 3d Case, 5.

      Ending day, day of death. Chaucer.