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English

Alternative spellings

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old English -ing, -ung.

Suffix

-ing

  1. Used to form verbal nouns from verbs.
    making (as in The making of the film.)
  2. Used to form uncountable nouns from various parts of speech denoting materials or systems of objects considered collectively.
    roofing (material for making or covering a roof)
    piping (system of pipes considered collectively)
Translations

The translations below are a guide only. See individual words for precise translations.

Etymology 2

An alteration of Old English -ende.

Suffix

-ing

  1. Used to form present participles of verbs.
    making (as in You are making a mess.)
Translations

Etymology 3

From Old English -ing.

Suffix

-ing

  1. Forming (originally masculine) derivative nouns, with the senseson of, belonging to’, as patronymics or diminutives.
Derived terms

See also


Dutch

Suffix

-ing f. (plural -ingen, diminutive -inkje)

  1. -ing; appended to a verb, this suffix is used to refer to the performance of the action of that verb, and the result thereof. The result is a verbal noun which in Dutch is called naamwoord van handeling (noun of action).

Derived terms


Norwegian

Suffix

-ing

  1. Used to form verbal nouns from verbs; -ing.
    Han var lei av masing. Norwegian

Old English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Variant of -ung.

Suffix

-ing

  1. Forming nouns from verbs, indicating action, process or material.

Etymology 2

From Germanic.

Suffix

-ing

  1. Forming derivatives of masculine nouns with sense of ‘belonging to, son of’

Uzbek

Suffix

-ing (-инг)

  1. Second person singular possessive suffix. Used after a noun ending in a consonant. It has the same meaning as "sening" (your) placed before a noun.
    • Bu kitobing.
      "This is your book."

Usage notes

When directly addressing another person, it is polite to use the plural "-ingiz" or "-ngiz" forms.

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