EN[ɪŋ] [ɪn] [ən] [iːn] [iːŋ]
  • -ing is a suffix used to make one of the inflected forms of English verbs. This verb form is used as a present participle, as a gerund, and sometimes as an independent noun or adjective.
  • What parallels the usages of present participles as adjectival or adverbial phrases is that past participles can also be used as adjectives or adverbs, but not as nouns.
FR -ing

    Definition of -ing in English Dictionary

  • SuffixSUF-ing
    1. Used to form gerunds, a type of verbal nouns, from verbs.
      1. the making of the film; the forging of the sword took several hours of planning, preparation, and metalwork
    2. Used to form uncountable nouns from various parts of speech denoting materials or systems of objects considered collectively.
      1. Roofing is a material that covers a roof.
      2. Piping is a system of pipes considered collectively.
    3. Used to form present participles of verbs.
      1. Rolling stones gather no moss.
      2. You are making a mess.
    4. Forming derivative nouns (originally masculine), with the sense ‘son of, belonging to’, as patronymics or diminutives. No longer productive in either sense.
      1. Browning, Channing, Ewing
      2. bunting
      3. shilling
      4. farthing
    5. Having a specifed quality, characteristic, or nature; of the kind of.
      1. sweeting
      2. whiting
      3. gelding
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • The purpose of the tramper is to pack the lint into the press box under the restraining dogs near the top end of the press box.
  • Word Lists (This word is listed in the following word lists)
    1. Wiktionary : Frequency lists 20001-30000
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Morphemes
      • Suffixes
        • Inflectional suffixes
          • Noun-forming suffixes

      Other Vocabulary

      Look-Alike Words
      1. en -ïng
      2. en king
      3. en ring
      4. fr ring
      5. en sing
      Related Links:
      1. fr -ing
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Meaning of -ing for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "-ing" is a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
      Difficultness: Level 7
      Easy     ➨     Difficult
      Definiteness: Level 9
      Definite    ➨     Versatile