Hypertext Webster Gateway: "ending"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

End \End\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ended}; p. pr. & vb. n.
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.

On the seventh day God ended his work. --Gen. ii. 2.

2. To form or be at the end of; as, the letter k ends the
word back.

3. To destroy; to put to death. ``This sword hath ended
him.'' --Shak.

{To end up}, to lift or tilt, so as to set on end; as, to end
up a hogshead.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Ending \End"ing\, n.
1. Termination; concluding part; result; conclusion;
destruction; death.

2. (Gram.) The final syllable or letter of a word; the part
joined to the stem. See 3d {Case}, 5.

{Ending day}, day of death. --Chaucer.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: an affix that is added at the end of the word [syn: {suffix}]
2: the act of ending something; "the termination of the
agreement" [syn: {termination}, {conclusion}]
3: the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the
year"; "the ending of warranty period" [syn: {end}] [ant:
{beginning}, {middle}]
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: {conclusion},
{finish}] [ant: {beginning}]
5: the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want
to say..." [syn: {conclusion}, {end}, {close}, {closing}]

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