Definition of “ending” - English Dictionary

“ending” in British English

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endingnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈen.dɪŋ/ us /ˈen.dɪŋ/

ending noun [ C ] (STORY)

B1 the last part of a story:

People want love stories with happy endings.

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ending noun [ C ] (WORD)

B1 a part added to the end of a word:

To make the plural of "dog", you add the plural ending -s.

(Definition of “ending” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“ending” in American English

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endingnoun [ C ]

us /ˈen·dɪŋ/

the last part of a process, esp. the way in which something stops existing:

The movie’s ending is so romantic!

grammar An ending is a part added to a word that changes its meaning:

To make “dogplural, you add the ending “-s.”

(Definition of “ending” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)