ending

  • 1 Ending — End ing, n. 1. Termination; concluding part; result; conclusion; destruction; death. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gram.) The final syllable or letter of a word; the part joined to the stem. See 3d {Case}, 5. [1913 Webster] {Ending day}, day of death.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Ending —   [englisch, endɪȖ; wörtlich »beenden, abschließen«], meist zweitaktige Schlusswendung in einem Arrangement bzw. einer Improvisation; kann als Höhepunkt gesteigert werden, aber auch verklingen (ausblenden). Als Endings werden auch Akkordfolgen… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 3 ending — [en′diŋ] n. [OE endung: see END2] 1. an end; specif., a) the last part; finish; conclusion b) death 2. Gram. the letter(s) or syllable(s) added to the end of a word or base to make a derived or inflected form [“ ed” …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 ending — index cessation (termination), close (conclusion), conclusion (outcome), defeasance, denouement …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 ending — O.E. endunge, prp. of END (Cf. end) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 ending — n *end, termination, terminus Ana, Ant & Contrasted words: see those at END n 2 …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 ending — [n] conclusion catastrophe, cessation, close, closing, closure, completion, consummation, coup de grace, culmination, denouement, desistance, dissolution, epilogue, expiration, finale, finish, lapse, omega, outcome, period, resolution, stop,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 ending — ► NOUN ▪ an end or final part …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 ending — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ happy ▪ sad, tragic, unhappy ▪ bad, good ▪ dramatic ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 ending — end|ing [ˈendıŋ] n 1.) the way that a story, film, activity etc finishes happy/perfect/surprise etc ending ▪ a story with a happy ending ending to ▪ Cookies and coffee are the perfect ending to a meal. 2.) [U] when a process stops or is finished …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 ending */*/ — UK [ˈendɪŋ] / US noun [countable] Word forms ending : singular ending plural endings 1) the way in which something such as a story, film, or play ends Children usually prefer books with a happy ending. 2) a time when something stops permanently… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 ending — n. 1) a happy; sad; surprise ending (to have a happy ending) 2) (grammar) a feminine; grammatical; inflectional; masculine; neuter ending * * * [ endɪŋ] grammatical inflectional masculine neuter ending sad surprise ending (to have a happy ending) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 ending — end|ing [ endıŋ ] noun count ** 1. ) the way in which something such as a story, movie, or play ends: Children usually prefer books with a happy ending. 2. ) a time when something stops permanently: ending of: Officials have announced the ending… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 ending — [[t]e̱ndɪŋ[/t]] endings 1) N COUNT: oft supp N You can refer to the last part of a book, story, play, or film as the ending, especially when you are considering the way that the story ends. The film has a Hollywood happy ending. 2) N COUNT: with… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 ending — ended, ending Figures for the period ending / ended 31 December. In referring to periods of time, ended is used to denote the terminal date when the time is in the past, and ending when the time is in the future or (in current use) in the past;… …

    Modern English usage

  • 16 ending*/ — [ˈendɪŋ] noun 1) [C] the way in which a story, film, or play ends Children usually prefer books with a happy ending.[/ex] 2) [singular] a time when something stops permanently Officials have announced the ending of price controls.[/ex] 3) [C] the …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 17 ending — /en ding/, 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. Gram. a …

    Universalium

  • 18 ending — noun (C) 1 the way in which a story, film, etc finishes: The story has a happy ending. 2 the last part of a word: Verbal nouns have the ending ing …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 Ending — End End, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ending}.] 1. To bring to an end or conclusion; to finish; to close; to terminate; as, to end a speech. I shall end this strife. Shak. [1913 Webster] On the seventh day God ended his work. Gen …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 20 ending — noun Date: before 12th century something that constitutes an end: as a. conclusion < a movie with a happy ending > b. one or more letters or syllables added to a word base especially in inflection …

    New Collegiate Dictionary