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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  -ing  \-ing\ 
  1.  [For  OE  -and,  -end,  -ind,  AS  -ende;  akin  to  Goth.  -and-, 
  L.  -ant-,  -ent-,  Gr  ?.]  A  suffix  used  to  from  present 
  participles;  as  singing,  playing. 
 
  2.  [OE.  -ing,  AS  -ing,  -ung.]  A  suffix  used  to  form  nouns 
  from  verbs,  and  signifying  the  act  of  the  result  of  the 
  act  as  riding,  dying,  feeling.  It  has  also  a  secondary 
  collective  force;  as  shipping,  clothing. 
 
  Note:  The  Old  English  ending  of  the  present  participle  and 
  verbal  noun  became  confused,  both  becoming  -ing. 
 
  3.  [AS.  -ing.]  A  suffix  formerly  used  to  form  diminutives; 
  as  lording,  farthing. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ing  \Ing\,  n.  [AS.  ing.] 
  A  pasture  or  meadow;  generally  one  lying  low  near  a  river. 
  [Obs.  or  Prov.  Eng.] 




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