end|ing


end|ing
end|ing «EHN dihng», noun.
1. the last part; end: »

The story has a sad ending.

SYNONYM(S): conclusion, completion, termination.
2. death.
3. a letter or letters added at the end of a word or stem to change its meaning or to indicate its grammatical relationship to other words, such as ly in kingly or s in kings; suffix: »

The common plural ending is “s” or “es.” In Navaho, when it is necessary to indicate plurality, this is expressed by a separate word, not by an ending or (as in English mice) by a special form of the noun (Beals and Hoijer).


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