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Yes. The word ing is a Scrabble UK word and has 4 points:

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3 letters words from 'ing'

GIN 4ING 4

2 letters words from 'ing'

GI 3IN 2

All 3 letters words made out of ing

ing nig ign gin ngi gni

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Definitions and meaning of ing

ing

Etymology 1

From Middle English ing, ynge, enge, from Old English ing, *eng (a meadow; ing), from Proto-Germanic *angijō (meadow), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂énkos (a bend; curve; bowl; hollow; dell; glen), from *h₂énk- (to bend; curve; bow). Cognate with Scots eng (ing; meadow), Dutch eng (pasture; farmland), Danish eng (meadow), Swedish äng (meadow; field), Norwegian eng (meadow), Faroese ong (grassland; meadow; pasture), Icelandic eng (a meadow), Icelandic engi (a meadow; meadowland).

Noun

ing (plural ings)

  1. (now only in dialects) A meadow, especially a low meadow near a river; water meadow.
    • 1773, Journals of the House of Commons:
      Bill for dividing and inclosing certain open common fields, ings, common pastures, and other commonable lands.
    • 1804, Marshall (William), On the Landed Property of England, possibly quoting an earlier work:
      [There] lay an extent of meadow grounds, in ings, to afford a supply of hay.

References

  • OED 2nd edition 1989

Etymology 2

From Pitman em and en, which it is related to phonetically and graphically, and the sound it represents. The change in vowel probably reflects the familiar suffix -ing.

Noun

ing (plural ings)

  1. The letter for the ng sound /ŋ/ in Pitman shorthand.
Related terms
  • eng, the name of the IPA letter for this sound

Anagrams

  • GNI, IGN, NGI, gin, nig

Chinese

Etymology

English -ing.

Pronunciation

Adverb

ing

  1. (slang) in the process of; currently

References

  • http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=11204

Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ ˈiŋɡ]
  • Hyphenation: ing
  • Rhymes: -iŋɡ

Etymology 1

Of uncertain origin. Perhaps borrowed from an Iranian language.

Alternative forms

  • üng, ümög, ümeg, imeg, imég (all are dialectal)

Noun

ing (plural ingek)

  1. shirt
Declension
Derived terms
  • hálóing
  • pólóing

Etymology 2

An earlier form of the verb inog (to wobble).

Verb

ing

  1. (intransitive) to wobble
  2. (intransitive) to swing

Conjugation

or

Synonyms
  • (wobble): inog
Derived terms
  • ingat
  • ingatlan

(With verbal prefixes):

References

Further reading

  • (shirt): ing in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.
  • (to wobble): ing in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.

Javanese

Preposition

ing

  1. in
  2. on
  3. at

Jirajira

Noun

ing

  1. water

References

  • Luis Oramas, Materiales para el estudio de los dialectos Ayamán, Gayón, Jirajara, Ajagua (1916)

Khumi Chin

Etymology

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *k-jim (house, womb). Cognate to Burmese အိမ် (im, house) and S'gaw Karen ဟံၣ် (heè, house).

Noun

ing

  1. house

Old English

Etymology

Apparently borrowed from Old Norse eng or possibly inherited directly from Proto-Germanic *angijō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /inɡ/, [iŋɡ]

Noun

ing f (nominative plural inga or inge)

  1. meadow, water meadow, ing

Declension


Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English ink.

Noun

ing

  1. ink

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a meadow, esp. one beside a river.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)