ending

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noun end·ing \ˈen-diŋ\

Definition of ending

  1. :  something that constitutes an end: such asa :  conclusion a movie with a happy endingb :  one or more letters or syllables added to a word base especially in inflection

Examples of ending in a sentence

  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.

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of ending

before 12th century


ENDING Defined for English Language Learners

ending

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noun end·ing \ˈen-diŋ\

Definition of ending for English Language Learners

  • : the final part of something

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


ENDING Defined for Kids

ending

noun end·ing \ˈen-diŋ\

Definition of ending for Students

  1. :  the final part :  end



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