ending etymology

English word ending comes from English end

Detailed word origin of ending

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end English (eng) (ergative) To finish, terminate. (American football) The position at the end of either the offensive or defensive line, a tight end, a split end, a defensive end.. (Can we clean up([http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wiktionary%3ARequests+for+cleanup&action=edit&section=new&preloadtitle=%5B%5Bend%5D%5D +]) this sense?) The initial or (especially) the terminal point of something in [...]
ending English (eng) (grammar) The last morpheme of a word, added to some base to make an inflected form (such as -ing in "ending").. A termination or conclusion.. The last part of something.