Pronunciation: (en'ding),[key] —n. 1. a bringing or coming to an end; termination; close: Putting away the Christmas ornaments marked the ending of the season. 2. the final or concluding part; conclusion: a story with a happy ending. 3. death; destruction.
4. Gram.a morpheme, esp. an inflection, at the end of a word, as -s in cuts. 5. (not in technical use) any final word part, as the -ow of widow.