Definition of ending
: 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
I didn't like the book's ending.
Common verb endings in English are “-s,” “-ed,” and “-ing.”
You can often recognize an English adverb by its “-ly” ending.
Recent Examples of ending from the Web
A simple dessert of meringue cookies and raspberry sorbet is a perfect ending.
The ending of this deal means that the U.S. will end implementation of carbon-reduction targets set under the Obama administration and stop contributions to the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund.
The Warriors have been right there the past two years, winning the franchise’s first title in 40 years in 2015 and then blowing a 3-1 lead last year to put a sour ending on a record-breaking 73-win season.
The play’s dramatic ending is pure Wharton, whose heroine chooses defiant loneliness rather than the love of an unworthy man.
The highly controversial and violent ending to the Andre Dirrell vs. Jose Uzcategui interim IBF super middleweight title fight on May 20 will be addressed by the International Boxing Federation (IBF) on Tuesday.
Instead, Barry (Grant Gustin) and Iris got their happy ending and mailed out the save the date cards for their wedding, excited about their future.
A lot has changed in the 30 years since the dramatic dance classic hit theaters around the world, though the reboot stayed largely true to the original (except for that ending!
Thrones, then, was the rare adapted series without an ending.
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Before 12th Century
First Known Use of ending
before 12th century
ENDING Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of ending for Students
: the final part : end
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