noun end·ing \ˈen-diŋ\

: the final part of something

: a letter or group of letters added to the end of a word

Full Definition of ENDING

:  something that constitutes an end: as
a :  conclusion <a movie with a happy ending>
b :  one or more letters or syllables added to a word base especially in inflection

Examples of ENDING

  1. I didn't like the book's ending.
  2. Common verb endings in English are -s, -ed, and -ing.
  3. You can often recognize an English adverb by its -ly ending.

First Known Use of ENDING

before 12th century

Rhymes with ENDING

ENDING Defined for Kids


noun end·ing \ˈen-diŋ\

Definition of ENDING for Kids

:  the final part :  end


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