ending

noun end·ing \ ˈen-diŋ \

Definition of ending

:something that constitutes an end: such 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 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.

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First Known Use of ending

before 12th century


ENDING Defined for English Language Learners

ending

noun

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

:the final part :end


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