- forming the present participle of verbs: hearing, noticing
Origin of -ingME -ing, -yng < OE -ungforming verbal nouns:
- the act or an instance of (a specified verb): talking, digging
- something produced by the action of (a specified verb): a painting
- something that does the action of (a specified verb): a covering for her head
- material used for (a specified thing): blanketing, carpeting
- an act or process involving (a specified thing): added to verbs or, sometimes, nouns
Origin of -ingME < OEforming nouns a person or thing of a (specified) kind or origin: sometimes used with diminutive force: atheling, farthing
Origin of -ingMiddle English -ing, -yng, origin, originally -end, -and, -ind from Old English -ende, suffix of present participle of verbs
- Used to form the present participle of verbs: seeing.
- Used to form adjectives resembling present participles but not derived from verbs: swashbuckling.
Origin of -ingMiddle English alteration ( influenced by -inge noun or gerund suff. ; see -ing 2. ) of -ende, -inde from Old English -ende present participle suff
- a. Action, process, or art: dancing.b. An instance of an action, process, or art: a gathering.
- An action or process connected with a specified thing: berrying.
- a. Something necessary to perform an action or process: mooring.b. The result of an action or process: a drawing.c. Something connected with a specified thing or concept: siding; offing.
Origin of -ingMiddle English from Old English -ung, -ing
One having a specified quality or nature: sweeting.
Origin of -ingMiddle English from Old English belonging to, descended from
- A water meadow
From Old English ing.
- The name of the letter for the ng sound IPA: /ŋ/ in Pitman shorthand.