Antonyms of noun ending

1 of 5 senses of ending

Sense 4
ending, conclusion, finish -- (event whose occurrence ends something; "his death marked the ending of an era"; "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show")
       Antonym of beginning (Sense 1)
      => beginning -- (the event consisting of the start of something; "the beginning of the war")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun ending

5 senses of ending

Sense 1
ending, termination -- (the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme); "I don't like words that have -ism as an ending")
       => morpheme -- (minimal meaningful language unit; it cannot be divided into smaller meaningful units)

Sense 2
termination, ending, conclusion -- (the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement")
       => change of state -- (the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics)

Sense 3
end, ending -- (the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the year"; "the ending of warranty period")
       => point, point in time -- (an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave")

Sense 4
ending, conclusion, finish -- (event whose occurrence ends something; "his death marked the ending of an era"; "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show")
       => happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event -- (an event that happens)

Sense 5
conclusion, end, close, closing, ending -- (the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say...")
       => section, subdivision -- (a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical); "he always turns first to the business section"; "the history of this work is discussed in the next section")

Antonyms of verb end

2 of 4 senses of end

Sense 1
end, stop, finish, terminate, cease -- (have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo")
       Antonym of begin (Sense 2)
      => begin, start -- (have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense; "The DMZ begins right over the hill"; "The second movement begins after the Allegro"; "Prices for these homes start at $250,000")

Sense 2
end, terminate -- (bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I")
       Antonym of begin (Sense 3)
      => begin, lead off, start, commence -- (set in motion, cause to start; "The U.S. started a war in the Middle East"; "The Iraqis began hostilities"; "begin a new chapter in your life")
       Antonym of begin (Sense 1)
      => get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commence -- (take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; "We began working at dawn"; "Who will start?"; "Get working as soon as the sun rises!"; "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia"; "He began early in the day"; "Let's get down to work now")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb end

4 senses of end

Sense 1
end, stop, finish, terminate, cease -- (have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo")

Sense 2
end, terminate -- (bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 3
end, terminate -- (be the end of; be the last or concluding part of; "This sad scene ended the movie")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 4
end -- (put an end to; "The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived")
       => destroy, destruct -- (do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of; "The fire destroyed the house")

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