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Noun: ending  en-ding
  1. The act of ending something
    "the ending of the agreement";
    - termination, conclusion
  2. The point in time at which something ends
    "the ending of warranty period";
    - end
  3. Event whose occurrence ends something
    "his death marked the ending of an era";
    - conclusion, finish
  4. The last section of a communication
    - conclusion, end, close, closing
  5. The end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme)
    "I don't like words that have -ism as an ending";
    - termination
Verb: end  end
  1. Have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
    "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo";
    - stop, finish, terminate, cease
  2. Bring to an end or halt
    "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime";
    - terminate
  3. Be the end of; be the last or concluding part of
    "This sad scene ended the movie";
    - terminate
  4. Put an end to
    "The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived"

Derived forms: endings

Type of: alter, be, change, change of state, destroy, destruct, happening, modify, morpheme, natural event, occurrence, occurrent, point, point in time, section, spifflicate [Brit, informal], spiflicate [Brit, informal], subdivision, uncreate [literary]

Antonym: lead off, start out

Part of: address, narration, recital, speech, yarn

Encyclopedia: Ending