HyperDic: ending

English > 5 senses of the word ending:
NOUNcommunicationending, terminationthe end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme)
actending, termination, conclusionthe act of ending something
timeending, endthe point in time at which something ends
eventending, conclusion, finishevent whose occurrence ends something
communicationending, conclusion, end, close, closingthe last section of a communication
ending > pronunciation
Soundseh'ndihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > ending: 5 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningThe end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme).
Example"I don't like words that have -ism as an ending"
Synonymtermination
Narrowerinflectional ending, inflectional suffixAn inflection that is added at the end of a root word
suffix, postfixAn affix that is added at the end of the word
Broadermorphememinimal meaningful language unit
Spanishdesinencia, final, sufijo, terminación
Catalansufix, terminació
English > ending: 5 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of ending something.
Synonymstermination, conclusion
Narrowerabolition, abolishmentThe act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery)
abortThe act of terminating a project or procedure before it is completed
abortiontermination of pregnancy
adjournment, dissolutionThe termination of a meeting
closure, closedown, closing, shutdowntermination of operations
completion, culmination, closing, windup, mop upA concluding action
deactivation, defusingThe act of deactivating or making ineffective (as a bomb)
demonetization, demonetisationending something (e.g. gold or silver) as no longer the legal tender of a country
destruction, devastationThe termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists
discontinuance, discontinuationThe act of discontinuing / discontinuing or breaking off
dismissal, dismission, discharge, firing, liberation, release, sack, sackingThe termination of someone's employment / employment (leaving them free to depart)
dissolution, breakupThe termination or disintegration of a relationship / relationship (between persons or nations)
extinction, extinguishing, quenchingThe act of extinguishing
fade, disappearancegradually ceasing to be visible
killing, kill, putting to deathThe act of terminating a life
liquidation, settlementtermination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities / liabilities
overthrowThe termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force)
release, tone ending(music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone
relinquishment, relinquishingThe act of giving up and abandoning / abandoning a struggle / struggle / struggle or task etc.
retirementWithdrawal from your position or occupation
withdrawal, drug withdrawalThe termination of drug taking
Broaderchange of stateThe act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics / characteristics
Spanishconclusión, finalización, terminación
Catalanacabament, cloenda, conclusió, finalització, terminació
Verbsendbring to an end or halt
English > ending: 5 senses > noun 3, time
MeaningThe point in time at which something ends.
Example "the ending of warranty period"
Synonymend
Narrowercease('cease' is a noun only in the phrase 'without cease') end
death, dying, demiseThe time when something ends
death, lastThe time at which life ends
fag end, tail, tail endThe time of the last part of something
fin de siecleThe end of a century, especially the 19th century
last gaspThe point of death or exhaustion or completion
periodThe end or completion of something
stopping point, finale, finis, finish, last, conclusion, closeThe temporal end
termination, expiration, expiryA coming to an end of a contract period
terminus ad quem, terminal point, limitfinal / final or latest limiting point
year-endThe end of a calendar year
Broaderpoint, point in timeAn instant of time
Oppositebeginning, commencement, first, outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offsetThe time at which something is supposed to begin
middleTime between the beginning and the end of a temporal period
Spanishconclusión, finalización, final, fin, término
Catalanacabament, conclusió, fi, finalització, final, termini
Verbsendbe the end of
English > ending: 5 senses > noun 4, event
Meaningevent whose occurrence ends something.
Example"his death marked the ending of an era"
Synonymsconclusion, finish
Narrowerdefeat, lickingAn unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest / contest
destruction, demolition, wipeoutAn event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something
end, lastThe concluding parts of an event or occurrence
foregone conclusion, matter of courseAn inevitable ending
omega, ZThe ending of a series or sequence
result, resultant, final result, outcome, terminationSomething that results
stop, haltThe event of something ending
victory, triumphA successful ending of a struggle or contest / contest
Broaderhappening, occurrence, occurrent, natural eventAn event that happens
OppositebeginningThe event consisting of the start of something
Spanishconclusión, finalización, final, llegada, terminación
Catalanarribada, cloenda, conclusió, finalització, final
Verbsendput an end to
endbe the end of
English > ending: 5 senses > noun 5, communication
MeaningThe last section of a communication.
Synonymsconclusion, end, close, closing
Part ofaddress, speechThe act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience
narration, recital, yarnThe act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events
Narroweranticlimax, bathosA change from a serious subject / subject to a disappointing one
epilogue, epilogA short / short passage added at the end of a literary work
epilogue, epilogA short / short speech (often in verse) addressed directly to the audience by an actor at the end of a play
finale, codaThe closing section of a musical composition
peroration(rhetoric) the concluding section of an oration
Broadersection, subdivisionA self-contained part of a larger / larger composition / composition (written or musical)
Spanishcierre, conclusión, finalización, final, terminación
Catalancloenda, conclusió, tancament

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