"ending" in the noun sense
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"
2. termination, ending, conclusion
the act of ending something
"the termination of the agreement"
3. end, ending
the point in time at which something ends
"the end of the year"
"the ending of warranty period"
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"
5. conclusion, end, close, closing, ending
the last section of a communication
"in conclusion I want to say..."
"ending" in the verb sense
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"
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 WW I"
3. end, terminate
be the end of be the last or concluding part of
"This sad scene ended the movie"
put an end to
"The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived"
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