• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ing ĭng A pasture or meadow; generally one lying low, near a river.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ing A meadow; especially, a low meadow near a river. The word is found in some local names, as Ingham, Ingthorpe, Dorking, Deeping, Wapping, etc.
    • n ing A suffix of Anglo-Saxon origin, usually forming nouns from verbs, expressing the action of the verb. Such nouns may be formed from any verb whatever, and are usually called verbal nouns, being in grammars and dictionaries usually accounted a part of the verb-inflection. It is often a mere chance whether, in a particular instance, the form in -ing is treated as a noun or as a verb. These verbal nouns are now identical in form with the present form of adjectives (present participles) in -ing. In sentences like “he is building a house,” the form in -ing, though originally a noun in -ing, is now regarded as a present participle in -ing, and treated, with the auxiliary is, as a finite transitive verb. Strictly, all verbal nouns in -ing, being independent words, and no part of the verb, should be entered and defined separately in the dictionaries; but their great number (limited only by the number of verbs) makes this impracticable, and their mixture with the verb, from which their meaning can always be inferred, makes it unnecessary. In this dictionary verbal nouns are entered when there is anything noteworthy in their use or history; others are, to save space, ignored, or if noticed, as in quotations, are included under the original verb. The suffix -ing as attached to verbs is equivalent in force to the Latin suffix -tio(n-), E. -tion (-ation, etc.). In some words, as evening, morning, no accompanying verb is in use.
    • n ing A suffix of Anglo-Saxon origin, the regular formative of the English present participle of verbs, as in coming, blowing, hearing, leading, etc., such participles being often used as ordinary adjectives, as in ‘the coming man,’ ‘a leading citizen,’ ‘a charming woman,’ etc. It corresponds to the Latin suffixes -ant, -ent (which see). By reason of the alteration and the mixture of idiomatic uses of the verbal noun (in -ing) and the verbal adjective (present participle), great confusion has resulted, and in many constructions the form in -ing may be referred with equal propriety to either origin. See -ing.
    • n ing A suffix of nouns, denoting origin, and hence a common patronymic, remaining in some English family or local names and having usually a derivative or patronymic force, ‘son of …,’ as in Anglo-Saxon Billing, son of Bill (literally, ‘a sword’); Beorming, son of Beorm; Æthelwulfing, son of Ethelwulf; æthling, son of a noble, etc. Such patronymic names, extending to all the members of a particular family, or tribe, or community, gave rise to many local names formed of such patronymics, properly in genitive plural, with hām, home (village), as in Anglo-Saxon Beormingahām, ‘the Beormings’ town,' Birmingham; Wælsingahām, Walsingham; Snottingahām, Nottingham; etc. In some words, as farthing, herring, riding, whiting (a fish), lording, gelding, the suffix is less definite. In penny and king the suffix is disguised.
    • n ing An apparent suffix in some local names, being ing, a meadow, in composition, as in Dorking, etc.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. ing,


In literature:

Mrs Inglis died in Edinburgh on the 21st December 1843.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume IV." by Various
Al-ice took up the fan and gloves and as the hall was quite hot, she fanned her-self all the time she went on talk-ing.
"Alice in Wonderland" by J.C. Gorham
I haven't heard you 'thou-ing' around here this evening.
"The Ordeal" by Charles Egbert Craddock
I don'd see not'ing, my darlin'.
"Standard Selections" by Various
Fine t'ing for have hen-rouse, fine t'ing for M'sieu' Peaslee.
"The Calico Cat" by Charles Miner Thompson
He set them on the hot i-ron bar, and was brown-ing them ready to eat!
"Pages for Laughing Eyes" by Unknown
The minority included Lord Ashley, Sir Robert Inglis, and six other gentlemen, who generally support your Majesty's servants.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume 1 (of 3), 1837-1843)" by Queen Victoria
Anyt'ing dat can't talk is dumb, an' dis waiter, or lifter, can't talk.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Aunt Lu's City Home" by Laura Lee Hope
Homemade t'ings am alwuz de bestest dey is.
"Mary's Rainbow" by Mary Edward Feehan
Rudolf de Trafford was there, and old Inge, a much-travelled man; also Macintosh, a Parisian Scot.
"An Onlooker in France 1917-1919" by William Orpen

In poetry:

The slumbr'ing world is wrapt in darkness,
Deep lowering hang the wrathful skies.
So dreadful is the raging tempest
That even the beast in terror cries.
"Gamzrdeli" by Akaki Tsereteli
And I heard, and I heard
as it were the voice of a great multitude,
and the voice of many waters,
and the voice of mighty thunderings,
say —— - ing;
"Joy in Heaven" by Henry Clay Work
An' nex' t'ing de reever she’ll start a-hummin',
An' den you’ll hear it, de song an' laugh,
Is tellin' de news, de boys are comin'
Home again on de saw-log raf'.
"Snubbing (Tying-up) The Raft" by William Henry Drummond
The Man, who sharpen'd first the warlike Steel,
How fell and deadly was his iron Heart,
He gave the Wound encount'ing Nations feel,
And Death grew stronger by his fatal Art:
"Elegy XI" by James Hammond
Where freezing wastes of dazzl'ing Snow
O'er LEMAN'S Lake rose, tow'ring;
The BARON GOLFRE'S Castle strong
Was seen, the silv'ry peaks among,
With ramparts, darkly low'ring!—
"Golfre, Gothic Swiss Tale" by Mary Darby Robinson
'Awa wi' beguiling,' cried the youth, smiling.
Aff went the bonnet; the lint-white locks flee;
The belted plaid fa'ing, her white bosom shawing,
Fair stood the lov'd maid wi' the dark rolling ee!
"The Wee Thing : Or, Mary Of Castle-Cary. A Ballad" by Hector MacNeill

In news:

Capital One Rebrands ING Direct as Orange Ball Gets '360' Motif .
Cruise-ing for a new woman .
The county's lead bankruptcy attorney, said no ideas are being dismissed as the county prepares a study aimed at figur­ing out how to generate more sewer system revenue.
Ing Up to It Former Megadeth guitarist Chris Poland's current project offers prog that's hard to resist.
Bro-ing out with the actor behind TV's funniest gay character.
But Pap test ing has other problems as well.
Already in use within two other Ford divisions, Enigma's parts catalog ing and tracking system could appear in North American dealerships next.
Watch the video where this nut says, "Mexico is a F***ing @$%#.".
In this week's installments of "Ask an Attorney" we will discuss paternity test ing and tickets for failure to maintain auto insurance.
Electronic pick-pocket ing is made possible due to newer technology allowing you just pass your credit card or wallet over pay terminals.
A man works on his laptop as he sits on a temporary lawn that takes up a metered parking space while participating in (park)ing day September 18, 2009 in San Francisco.
This time, it's Bat Man-ing WHT.
Is "Batman-ing" the new " planking ".
Now we have the latest internet photo craze: Batman-ing.
Most of the bad lawyering occurs in cases that involve plea bargain ing because most cases involve plea bargain ing.

In science:

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Probabilistic quantum logic operations using polariz ing beam splitters”, T. B.
Proposal for a simple quantum error correction test gate in linear optics
The root of W (B ; n, u) is u, and it contains all B -avoiding words w that can be formed by shuffling u with a permutation on [n + 1, n + |w| − |u|].
Finitely labeled generating trees and restricted permutations
We will show that Λn is closely connected to the transition matrix for random to random shuffling.
A Hodge decomposition for the complex of injective words