What does ending mean?

Definitions for ending
ˈɛn dɪŋend·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ending.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ending, terminationnoun

    the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme)

    "I don't like words that have -ism as an ending"

  2. termination, ending, conclusionnoun

    the act of ending something

    "the termination of the agreement"

  3. end, endingnoun

    the point in time at which something ends

    "the end of the year"; "the ending of warranty period"

  4. ending, conclusion, finishnoun

    event whose occurrence ends something

    "his death marked the ending of an era"; "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show"

  5. conclusion, end, close, closing, endingnoun

    the last section of a communication

    "in conclusion I want to say..."


  1. endingnoun

    A termination or conclusion.

  2. endingnoun

    The last part of something.

  3. endingnoun

    The last morpheme of a word, added to some base to make an inflected form (such as -ing in "ending").

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ending

    of End

  2. Endingnoun

    termination; concluding part; result; conclusion; destruction; death

  3. Endingnoun

    the final syllable or letter of a word; the part joined to the stem. See 3d Case, 5

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ending' in Nouns Frequency: #2849

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ending in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ending in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of ending in a Sentence

  1. David GerzofRichard:

    They understand The FDA a big problem because if they dont curtail it, then the government will, and whenever the government gets involved, its never a good ending for the industry.

  2. R. D. Cumming:

    A good book has no ending.

  3. Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster:

    First of all, we were there to preserve our and protect our own interests, our security interests. We know for a fact, right, we know from historical experience that terrorist organizations, when they control territory and populations and resources, that they become orders of magnitude more dangerous, right? We saw that with the mass murder attacks of 9/11. We saw it again when Vice President Biden thanked President Obama for ending the war in Iraq. Well, hey, wars don't end when one party disengages. And, of course, in Iraq, we saw al-Qaida in Iraq morph into ISIS, the most destructive terrorist organization in history. And then, of course, we had to go back. What I found also that I — was fundamentally, I think, wrong about the president's approach here is that he thinks that a lost war in Afghanistan isn't going to have consequences. We're already seeing the horrible humanitarian consequences, but there will be severe political consequences, in connection with our credibility with our allies and partners and other countries who will wonder how reliable we are. But, of course, it will have big security implications in connection with jihadist terrorists who will declare victory over the world's only superpower.

  4. Lou Shapiro:

    I think it's a nice ending to an emotionally charged case, to have a letter of apology. Its a win for everybody.

  5. Maury Povich:

    Everybody says, 'How does it feel?' it just feels that the season is ending. Come August or September, there's no red [camera] light, no audience, and there's no staff and crew ... I don't know how I'm going to feel. I think I'm going to feel maybe empty. Maybe I'll feel lost.

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  • окончание, край, завършванеBulgarian
  • terminacióCatalan, Valencian
  • Endung, Ende, Beendigung, AblaufGerman
  • πέρας, κατάληξηGreek
  • finaĵoEsperanto
  • loppuminen, päätös, loppu, pääte, loppuosaFinnish
  • fin, terminaisonFrench
  • ավարտ, վախճան, վերջArmenian
  • konkluzoIdo
  • 終わり, 結末, 語尾Japanese
  • 어미Korean
  • extremus, finis, terminus, extremum, exitus, peractioLatin
  • uitgang, beëindigingDutch
  • término, conclusão, fim, final, terminação, finalizaçãoPortuguese
  • terminație, încheiere, sfârșit, finalRomanian
  • конец, завершение, окончаниеRussian
  • finixhmint, coron, fén, dibout, caweteWalloon

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