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Definition of ending noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the last part of a story, movie, etc. His stories usually have a happy ending. opposite opening
  2. 2the act of finishing something; the last part of something the anniversary of the ending of the Pacific War It was the perfect ending to the perfect day.
  3. 3the last part of a word, that is added to a main part verb endings a masculine/feminine ending
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: ending