ing definition

  • noun:
    • A water meadow
    • title associated with the letter when it comes to ng noise IPA: /ŋ/ in Pitman shorthand.
    • A pasture or meadow; typically one lying reduced, near a river.
    • A meadow; specifically, a reduced meadow near a river. The term is situated in some neighborhood brands, as Ingham, Ingthorpe, Dorking, Deeping, Wapping, etc.
    • A suffix of Anglo-Saxon source, often creating nouns from verbs, articulating the action for the verb.
    • A suffix of Anglo-Saxon beginning, the standard formative associated with the English present participle of verbs, such as coming, blowing, hearing, leading, etc., these types of participles being frequently used as ordinary adjectives, as in ‘the coming guy,’ ‘a leading resident,’ ‘a charming lady,’ etc.
    • A suffix of nouns, denoting origin, and hence a common patronymic, continuing to be in certain English family or local brands and achieving frequently a derivative or patronymic force, ‘son of …,’ such as Anglo-Saxon Billing, boy of Bill (virtually, ‘a sword’); Beorming, boy of Beorm; Æthelwulfing, son of Ethelwulf; æthling, son of a noble, etc.
    • An apparent suffix in certain neighborhood brands, becoming ing, a meadow, in composition, like in Dorking, etc.

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