Definition of ending noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    ending

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈendɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈendɪŋ//
     
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  1. 1  the last part of a story, film/movie, etc. His stories usually have a happy ending. opposite opening Wordfinderdialogue, ending, flashback, plot, narrate, scenario, scene, storyline, tension, twist See related entries: Film reviews and promotion, Film plots, Elements of a story
  2. 2  the 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. 3  the last part of a word, that is added to a main part verb endings a masculine/feminine ending See related entries: Grammar
  4. Word Origin Old English endung ‘termination, completion’ (see end, -ing).Extra examples I don’t want to ruin the ending for you. I was surprised by the abrupt ending to the conversation. The book has a sad ending. The crowd cheered on the unknown Tunisian, hoping for a fairy-tale ending to the race. The meal was the perfect ending to a great weekend. This is a happy ending to a rather sad story. His stories usually have a happy ending. Today is the anniversary of the ending of the Pacific War.
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