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English noun: ending

1. ending (communication) the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme)


SamplesI don't like words that have -ism as an ending.


Synonymstermination


Broader (hypernym)morpheme


Narrower (hyponym)inflectional ending, inflectional suffix, postfix, suffix

2. ending (act) the act of ending something


SamplesThe termination of the agreement.


Synonymsconclusion, termination


Broader (hypernym)change of state


Narrower (hyponym)abolishment, abolition, abort, abortion, adjournment, breakup, closedown, closing, closing, closure, completion, culmination, deactivation, defusing, demonetisation, demonetization, destruction, devastation, disappearance, discharge, discontinuance, discontinuation, dismissal, dismission, dissolution, dissolution, drug withdrawal, extinction, extinguishing, fade, firing, kill, killing, liberation, liquidation, mop up, overthrow, putting to death, quenching, release, release, relinquishing, relinquishment, retirement, sack, sacking, settlement, shutdown, tone ending, windup, withdrawal

3. ending (time) the point in time at which something ends


SamplesThe end of the year.
The ending of warranty period.


Synonymsend


Broader (hypernym)point, point in time


Narrower (hyponym)cease, close, conclusion, death, death, demise, dying, expiration, expiry, fag end, finale, finis, finish, last, last, last gasp, limit, period, stopping point, tail, tail end, terminal point, termination, terminus ad quem, year-end


Antonymscommencement, get-go, offset, outset, showtime, starting time, beginning, kickoff, start, first, middle

4. ending (event) event whose occurrence ends something


SamplesHis death marked the ending of an era.
When these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show.


Synonymsconclusion, finish


Broader (hypernym)happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent


Narrower (hyponym)defeat, demolition, destruction, end, final result, final stage, foregone conclusion, halt, last, licking, matter of course, omega, outcome, result, resultant, stop, termination, triumph, victory, wipeout, Z


Antonymsbeginning

5. ending (communication) the last section of a communication


SamplesIn conclusion I want to say....


Synonymsclose, closing, conclusion, end


Broader (hypernym)section, subdivision


Narrower (hyponym)anticlimax, bathos, coda, epilog, epilog, epilogue, epilogue, finale, peroration


Part meronymaddress, narration, recital, speech, yarn









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