Ing definition

Used to form the present participle of verbs.

Seeing.

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Used to form adjectives resembling present participles but not derived from verbs.

Swashbuckling.

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An action or process connected with a specified thing.

Berrying.

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Something necessary to perform an action or process.

Mooring.

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Action, process, or art.

Dancing.

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An instance of an action, process, or art.

A gathering.

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The result of an action or process.

A drawing.

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Something connected with a specified thing or concept.

Siding; offing.

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One having a specified quality or nature.

Sweeting.

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Forming the present participle of verbs.

Hearing, noticing.

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A person or thing of a (specified) kind or origin.

Atheling, farthing.

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The act or an instance of (a specified verb)

Talking, digging.

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Something produced by the action of (a specified verb)

A painting.

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Something that does the action of (a specified verb)

A covering for her head.

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Material used for (a specified thing)

Blanketing, carpeting.

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An act or process involving (a specified thing)
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A water meadow.
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The name of the letter for the ng sound IPA: /ŋ/ in Pitman shorthand.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
ing
Plural:
ings

Origin of ing

  • ME -ing, -yng, orig. -end, -and, -ind < OE -ende, suffix of prp. of verbs

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Middle English alteration (influenced by -inge noun or gerund suff. –ing2) of -ende, -inde from Old English -ende present participle suff

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old English belonging to, descended from

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old English -ung, -ing

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English ing.

    From Wiktionary