Meaning of ending

end•ing

Pronunciation: (en'ding), [key]
— n.
  1. a bringing or coming to an end; termination; close: Putting away the Christmas ornaments marked the ending of the season.
  2. the final or concluding part; conclusion: a story with a happy ending.
  3. death; destruction.
  4. a morpheme, esp. an inflection, at the end of a word, as -s in cuts.
  5. (not in technical use) any final word part, as the -ow of widow.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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