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Definition 1: the act of ending something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where ending or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the termination of the agreement

Synonyms for ending in the sense of this definition

(ending is a kind of ...) the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics

(... is a kind of ending ) the act of terminating a project or procedure before it is completed

"I wasted a year of my life working on an abort" "he sent a short message requesting an abort due to extreme winds in the area"

(... is a kind of ending ) the act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery)

"the abolition of capital punishment"

(... is a kind of ending ) termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities

(... is a kind of ending ) the termination of drug taking

(... is a kind of ending ) termination of operations

"they regretted the closure of the day care center"

(... is a kind of ending ) the act of extinguishing; causing to stop burning

"the extinction of the lights"

(... is a kind of ending ) gradually ceasing to be visible

(... is a kind of ending ) termination of pregnancy

(... is a kind of ending ) the act of deactivating or making ineffective (as a bomb)

(... is a kind of ending ) the act of terminating a life

(... is a kind of ending ) the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists

(... is a kind of ending ) the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)

(... is a kind of ending ) ending something (e.g. gold or silver) as no longer the legal tender of a country

(... is a kind of ending ) (music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone

(... is a kind of ending ) a concluding action

(... is a kind of ending ) withdrawal from your position or occupation

(... is a kind of ending ) the act of giving up and abandoning a struggle or task etc.

(... is a kind of ending ) the termination or disintegration of a relationship (between persons or nations)

(... is a kind of ending ) the termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force)

(... is a kind of ending ) the termination of a meeting

(... is a kind of ending ) the act of discontinuing or breaking off; an interruption (temporary or permanent)

Definition 2: the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where ending or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I don't like words that have -ism as an ending

Synonyms for ending in the sense of this definition

(ending is a kind of ...) minimal meaningful language unit; it cannot be divided into smaller meaningful units

(... is a kind of ending ) an affix that is added at the end of the word

(... is a kind of ending ) an inflection that is added at the end of a root word

Definition 3: the last section of a communication - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where ending or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in conclusion I want to say...

Synonyms for ending in the sense of this definition

(ending is a kind of ...) a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)

"he always turns first to the business section" "the history of this work is discussed in the next section"

(... is a kind of ending ) a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one

(... is a kind of ending ) a short passage added at the end of a literary work

"the epilogue told what eventually happened to the main characters"

(... is a kind of ending ) a short speech (often in verse) addressed directly to the audience by an actor at the end of a play

(... is a kind of ending ) (rhetoric) the concluding section of an oration

"he summarized his main points in his peroration"

(... is a kind of ending ) the closing section of a musical composition

(... is part of ending) the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events

"his narration was hesitant"

(... is part of ending) the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience

"he listened to an address on minor Roman poets"

Definition 4: event whose occurrence ends something - [noun denoting event]

Samples where ending or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his death marked the ending of an era
  • when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show

Synonyms for ending in the sense of this definition

(ending is a kind of ...) an event that happens

(... is a kind of ending ) the final stage or concluding parts of an event or occurrence

"the end was exciting" "I had to miss the last of the movie"

(... is a kind of ending ) something that results

"he listened for the results on the radio"

(... is a kind of ending ) an inevitable ending

(... is a kind of ending ) an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something

(... is a kind of ending ) the ending of a series or sequence

"the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end"

(... is a kind of ending ) the event of something ending

"it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"

(... is a kind of ending ) a successful ending of a struggle or contest

"a narrow victory" "the general always gets credit for his army's victory" "clinched a victory" "convincing victory" "the agreement was a triumph for common sense"

(... is a kind of ending ) an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest

"it was a narrow defeat" "the army's only defeat" "they suffered a convincing licking"

Definition 5: the point in time at which something ends - [noun denoting time]

Samples where ending or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the end of the year
  • the ending of warranty period

Synonyms for ending in the sense of this definition

(ending is a kind of ...) an instant of time

"at that point I had to leave"

(... is a kind of ending ) the time at which life ends; continuing until dead

"she stayed until his death" "a struggle to the last"

(... is a kind of ending ) a coming to an end of a contract period

"the expiry of his driver's license"

(... is a kind of ending ) the point of death or exhaustion or completion

"the last gasp of the cold war"

(... is a kind of ending ) the end of a century, especially the 19th century

(... is a kind of ending ) the time of the last part of something

"the fag end of this crisis-ridden century" "the tail of the storm"

(... is a kind of ending ) (`cease' is a noun only in the phrase `without cease') end

(... is a kind of ending ) the temporal end; the concluding time

"the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell" "the market was up at the finish" "they were playing better at the close of the season"

(... is a kind of ending ) the end of a calendar year

"he had to unload the merchandise before the year-end"

(... is a kind of ending ) the end or completion of something

"death put a period to his endeavors" "a change soon put a period to my tranquility"

(... is a kind of ending ) the time when something ends

"it was the death of all his plans" "a dying of old hopes"

(... is a kind of ending ) final or latest limiting point

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