Definitions for: Ending


[n] the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement"
[n] the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme); "I don't like words that have -ism as an ending"
[n] the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..."
[n] 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"
[n] the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the year"; "the ending of warranty period"



Webster (1913) Definition: End"ing, n.
1. Termination; concluding part; result; conclusion;
destruction; death.

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

Ending day, day of death. --Chaucer.

Synonyms: close, closing, conclusion, conclusion, conclusion, end, end, finish, termination, termination

Antonyms: beginning, beginning, commencement, first, kickoff, middle, offset, outset, start, starting time

See Also: abolishment, abolition, abortion, address, adjournment, anticlimax, bathos, breakup, cease, change of state, close, closedown, closing, closure, coda, completion, conclusion, culmination, deactivation, death, defeat, defusing, demise, demolition, demonetisation, demonetization, destruction, destruction, devastation, disappearance, discharge, discontinuance, discontinuation, dismissal, dismission, dissolution, drug withdrawal, dying, end, epilog, epilogue, expiration, expiry, extinction, extinguishing, fade, fag end, final result, final stage, finale, finale, finis, finish, firing, foregone conclusion, halt, happening, inflectional ending, inflectional suffix, kill, killing, last, last, liberation, licking, limit, liquidation, matter of course, mop up, morpheme, narration, natural event, occurrence, omega, outcome, overthrow, period, peroration, point, point in time, putting to death, quenching, recital, release, relinquishing, relinquishment, result, resultant, retirement, sack, sacking, section, settlement, shutdown, speech, stop, stopping point, subdivision, suffix, tail, tail end, terminal point, termination, termination, terminus ad quem, tone ending, triumph, victory, windup, withdrawal, yarn, year-end, Z

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