|n.||1.||Termination; concluding part; result; conclusion; destruction; death.|
|2.||(Gram.) The final syllable or letter of a word; the part joined to the stem. See 3d Case, 5.|
|Noun||1.||ending - the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme); "I don't like words that have -ism as an ending"|
|2.||ending - the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement"|
|3.||ending - the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the year"; "the ending of warranty period"|
|4.||ending - event whose occurrence ends something; "his death marked the ending of an era"; "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show"|
beginning - the event consisting of the start of something; "the beginning of the war"
|5.||ending - the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..."|