- -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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.