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Dictionary Definition

end

Noun

1 either extremity of something that has length; "the end of the pier"; "she knotted the end of the thread"; "they rode to the end of the line"
2 the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the year"; "the ending of warranty period" [syn: ending] [ant: beginning, middle]
3 the concluding parts of an event or occurrence; "the end was exciting"; "I had to miss the last of the movie" [syn: last, final stage]
4 the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it; "the ends justify the means" [syn: goal]
5 a final part or section; "we have given it at the end of the section since it involves the calculus"; "Start at the beginning and go on until you come to the end" [ant: beginning, middle]
6 a final state; "he came to a bad end"; "the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end" [syn: destruction, death]
7 the surface at either extremity of a three-dimensional object; "one end of the box was marked `This side up'"
8 (football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage; "the end managed to hold onto the pass"
9 one of two places from which people are communicating to each other; "the phone rang at the other end"; "both ends wrote at the same time"
10 a boundary marking the extremities of something; "the end of town"
11 the part you are expected to play; "he held up his end"
12 the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..." [syn: conclusion, close, closing, ending]
13 a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold [syn: remainder, remnant, oddment]
14 a position on the line of scrimmage; "no one wanted to play end"

Verb

1 have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo" [syn: stop, finish, terminate, cease] [ant: begin]
2 bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WWI" [syn: terminate] [ant: begin, get down]
3 be the end of; be the last or concluding part of; "This sad scene ended the movie" [syn: terminate]
4 put an end to; "The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology 1

etyl ang ende, from , from . Cognate with Dutch einde, German Ende, Swedish ände.

Pronunciation

  • , /ɛnd/, /End/
  • Rhymes: -ɛnd

Noun

  1. Extreme part.
  2. Extreme line.
  3. Death.
  4. Result.
  5. Purpose.
  6. One of the two parts of the ground used as a descriptive name for half of the ground.
    • The Pavillion End
  7. The position at the end of either the offensive or defensive line, a tight end, a split end, a defensive end.
  8. A period of play in which each team throws 8 rocks, 2 per player, in alternating fashion.
Translations
extreme part
curling

Etymology 2

endian

Verb

  1. : To finish, terminate.
    Is this movie ever going to end?
  2. : To finish, terminate (something).
Translations
intransitive: finish, terminate
transitive: finish, terminate (something)
Derived terms

Albanian

Verb

end
  1. to weave

Danish

Conjunction

end
  1. than (in comparisons):
    Han er venligere end hun. (He is friendlier than she.)

Extensive Definition

An end of an object is a point where it terminates, or stops. When the object is thought of as running in a certain direction, the end is whichever end occurs last, or is furthest from the beginning.
End may also refer to:
END may refer to:

See also

end in German: Ende
end in Spanish: Fin
end in French: FIN
end in Italian: Estremo
end in Japanese: エンド

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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