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ending

 
Noun ending has 5 senses
  1. ending, termination - the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme); "I don't like words that have -ism as an ending"
    --1 is a kind of morpheme
    --1 has particulars: suffix, postfix; inflectional ending, inflectional suffix
  2. termination, ending, conclusion - the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement"
    --2 is a kind of change of state
    --2 has particulars:
     demonetization, demonetisation; release, tone ending; completion, culmination, closing, windup, mop up; retirement; relinquishment, relinquishing; dissolution, breakup; overthrow; adjournment, dissolution; dismissal, dismission, discharge, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking; destruction, devastation; killing, kill, putting to death; abolition, abolishment; liquidation, settlement; withdrawal, drug withdrawal; closure, closedown, closing, shutdown; extinction, extinguishing, quenching; fade, disappearance; abortion; deactivation, defusing; discontinuance, discontinuation
    Derived form: verb end2
  3. end, ending - the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the year"; "the ending of warranty period"
    --3 is a kind of point, point in time
    --3 has particulars:
     death, last; death, dying, demise; period; year-end; stopping point, finale, finis, finish, last, conclusion, close; cease; fag end, tail, tail end; last gasp; termination, expiration, expiry; terminus ad quem, terminal point, limit
    Derived form: verb end3
  4. ending, conclusion, finish - 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"
    --4 is a kind of happening, occurrence, natural event
    Antonyms: beginning
    --4 has particulars:
     end, last, final stage; result, resultant, final result, outcome, termination; foregone conclusion, matter of course; destruction, demolition, wipeout; omega, Z; stop, halt; victory, triumph; defeat, licking
    Derived forms: verb end3, verb end4
  5. conclusion, end, close, closing, ending - the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..."
    --5 is a kind of section, subdivision
    --5 is a part of narration, recital, yarn; address, speech
    --5 has particulars:
     anticlimax, bathos; epilogue, epilog; epilogue, epilog; peroration; finale, coda
Verb end has 4 senses
  1. end, stop, finish, terminate, cease - have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo"
    Antonyms: begin, start
    Derived forms: noun end12, noun end10, noun end7, noun end6, noun end5, noun end3, noun end2, noun end1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  2. end, terminate - bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WWI"
    --2 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Antonyms: lead off, get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commence
    Derived forms: noun end6, noun end5, noun end3, noun end2, noun ending2
    Sample sentence:
    They end moving
  3. end, terminate - be the end of; be the last or concluding part of; "This sad scene ended the movie"
    --3 is one way to be
    Derived forms: noun end12, noun end6, noun end5, noun end2, noun end3, noun ending3, noun ending4
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  4. end - put an end to; "The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived"
    --4 is one way to
    destroy, destruct
    Derived forms: noun end12, noun end6, noun end3, noun end2, noun ending4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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