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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
ending
    n 1: the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final
         morpheme); "I don't like words that have -ism as an ending"
         [syn: ending, termination]
    2: the act of ending something; "the termination of the
       agreement" [syn: termination, ending, conclusion]
    3: the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the
       year"; "the ending of warranty period" [syn: end, ending]
       [ant: beginning, commencement, first, get-go,
       kickoff, middle, offset, outset, showtime, start,
       starting time]
    4: 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" [syn: ending,
       conclusion, finish] [ant: beginning]
    5: the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to
       say..." [syn: conclusion, end, close, closing,
       ending]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
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. ii. 2.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. To form or be at the end of; as, the letter k ends the
      word back.
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   3. To destroy; to put to death. "This sword hath ended him."
      --Shak.
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   To end up, to lift or tilt, so as to set on end; as, to end
      up a hogshead.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
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.
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   Ending day, day of death. --Chaucer.
      [1913 Webster]

Thesaurus Results for ending:

1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
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