[ en-ding ]
/ ˈɛn dɪŋ /


a bringing or coming to an end; termination; close: Putting away the Christmas ornaments marked the ending of the season.
the final or concluding part; conclusion: a story with a happy ending.
death; destruction.
Grammar. a morpheme, especially an inflection, at the end of a word, as -s in cuts.
(not in technical use) any final word part, as the -ow of widow.

Origin of ending

before 1000; Middle English endyng, Old English endung. See end1, -ing1

Related forms

un·end·ing, adjectiveun·end·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for unending (1 of 2)


/ (ʌnˈɛndɪŋ) /


having or seeming to have no end; interminable

British Dictionary definitions for unending (2 of 2)


/ (ˈɛndɪŋ) /


the act of bringing to or reaching an end
the last part of something, as a book, film, etc
the final part of a word, esp a suffix
chess another word for endgame
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