Definitions of end

  1. To be finished; to terminate; to cease; to come to a close. On end, upright; erect. The ends of the earth, the remotest parts of the earth. To make both ends meet, to quadrate expenses with income.
  2. To bring or come to a completion; finish; destroy; die.
  3. To bring to an end or conclusion; to finish; to close; to terminate; as, to end a speech.
  4. To form or be at the end of; as, the letter k ends the word back.
  5. To destroy; to put to death.
  6. To bring to an end: to destroy.
  7. To bring to an end.
  8. To put an end to; come to the end of; finish; terminate; kill.
  9. To come to the ultimate point; to be finished; to come to a close; to cease; to terminate; as, a voyage ends; life ends; winter ends.
  10. To come to an end: to cease.
  11. To come to an end; terminate.
  12. 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"
  13. To come to an end; conclude; result.
  14. To bring to an end; to finish; to put to death.
  15. To finish; to terminate; to conclude; to destroy; to be finished; to cease.
  16. the part you are expected to play; " he held up his end"
  17. 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"
  18. the concluding parts of an event or occurrence; " the end was exciting"; " I had to miss the last of the movie"
  19. a boundary marking the extremities of something; " the end of town"
  20. 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"
  21. 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"
  22. the point in time at which something ends; " the end of the year"; " the ending of warranty period"
  23. the surface at either extremity of a three- dimensional object; " one end of the box was marked ` This side up'"
  24. ( football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage; " the end managed to hold onto the pass"
  25. put an end to; " The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived"
  26. be the end of; be the last or concluding part of; " This sad scene ended the movie"
  27. The extreme or last point or part of any material thing considered lengthwise ( the extremity of breadth being side); hence, extremity, in general; the concluding part; termination; close; limit; as, the end of a field, line, pole, road; the end of a year, of a discourse; put an end to pain; -- opposed to beginning, when used of anything having a first part.
  28. Point beyond which no procession can be made; conclusion; issue; result, whether successful or otherwise; conclusive event; consequence.
  29. Termination of being; death; destruction; extermination; also, cause of death or destruction.
  30. The object aimed at in any effort considered as the close and effect of exertion; ppurpose; intention; aim; as, to labor for private or public ends.
  31. That which is left; a remnant; a fragment; a scrap; as, odds and ends.
  32. One of the yarns of the worsted warp in a Brussels carpet.
  33. A combining form signifying within; as, endocarp, endogen, endocuneiform, endaspidean.
  34. The extreme limit or terminal point of anything; purpose in view; design; death; final state; conclusion; issue.
  35. The last point or portion termination or close: death: consequence: object aimed at: a fragment.
  36. Extreme point; close; ultimate object; death.
  37. The terminal point or part of an object; conclusion; object; purpose; result.
  38. The close of life.
  39. The extreme point of a line or of anything that has more length than breadth; the last part; the conclusion; ultimate state; the utmost point; death; cessation; close of a particular state of things; limit; destruction; cause of death; final issue; a fragment; the thing aimed at.
  40. The extreme point; the extremity or last part; the conclusion or close; last or ultimate state; limit; close of life; issue or result; object aimed at, as end in view.