There are 3 definitions of -ing in English:

-ing1

suffix

  • 1Denoting a verbal action, an instance of this, or its result: fighting outing building
  • 1.1Denoting a verbal action relating to an occupation, skill, etc.: banking ice skating welding
  • 2Denoting material used for or associated with a process etc.: cladding piping
  • 2.1Denoting something involved in an action or process but with no corresponding verb: sacking
  • 3Forming the gerund of verbs (such as painting as in I love painting).

Origin

Old English -ung, -ing, of Germanic origin.

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Pronunciation: mɪˈlɔːd
noun
used to address an English nobleman

There are 3 definitions of -ing in English:

-ing2

suffix

  • 1Forming the present participle of verbs: doing calling
  • 1.1Forming present participles used as adjectives: charming
  • 2Forming adjectives from nouns: hulking

Origin

Middle English: alteration of earlier -ende, later -inde.

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-ing3

suffix

  • (Used especially in names of coins and fractional parts) a thing belonging to or having the quality of: farthing riding

Origin

Old English, of Germanic origin.

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