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.
a morpheme, especially an inflection, at the end
of a word
, as -s
(not in technical use) any final word part, as the -ow of widow.
Origin: before 1000; Middle English endyng, Old English endung. Related forms