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Definitions of end

  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"
  2. the last section of a communication; " in conclusion I want to say..."
  3. a final state; " he came to a bad end"; " the so- called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end"
  4. a position on the line of scrimmage; " no one wanted to play end"
  5. the part you are expected to play; " he held up his end"
  6. 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"
  7. the concluding parts of an event or occurrence; " the end was exciting"; " I had to miss the last of the movie"
  8. a boundary marking the extremities of something; " the end of town"
  9. 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"
  10. 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"
  11. the point in time at which something ends; " the end of the year"; " the ending of warranty period"
  12. the surface at either extremity of a three- dimensional object; " one end of the box was marked ` This side up'"
  13. ( football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage; " the end managed to hold onto the pass"
  14. put an end to; " The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived"
  15. be the end of; be the last or concluding part of; " This sad scene ended the movie"
  16. 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.
  17. Point beyond which no procession can be made; conclusion; issue; result, whether successful or otherwise; conclusive event; consequence.
  18. Termination of being; death; destruction; extermination; also, cause of death or destruction.
  19. 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.
  20. That which is left; a remnant; a fragment; a scrap; as, odds and ends.
  21. One of the yarns of the worsted warp in a Brussels carpet.
  22. To bring to an end or conclusion; to finish; to close; to terminate; as, to end a speech.
  23. To form or be at the end of; as, the letter k ends the word back.
  24. To destroy; to put to death.
  25. 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.
  26. A combining form signifying within; as, endocarp, endogen, endocuneiform, endaspidean.
  27. The extreme limit or terminal point of anything; purpose in view; design; death; final state; conclusion; issue.
  28. To bring or come to a completion; finish; destroy; die.
  29. The last point or portion termination or close: death: consequence: object aimed at: a fragment.
  30. To bring to an end: to destroy.
  31. To come to an end: to cease.
  32. Extreme point; close; ultimate object; death.
  33. To bring to an end.
  34. To come to an end; terminate.
  35. To put an end to; come to the end of; finish; terminate; kill.
  36. To come to an end; conclude; result.
  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. To bring to an end; to finish; to put to death.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. To finish; to terminate; to conclude; to destroy; to be finished; to cease.

Usage examples for end

  1. There at least you know you've come to the end- nothing more can happen. – Penny Plain by Anna Buchan (writing as O. Douglas)
  2. What is done, is done; and there is an end of it. – Satanstoe by James Fenimore Cooper
  3. But in the end it will be all right. – Anne Of The Island by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  4. How would they end up? – Undo-a-Novel-By-Joe-Hutsko by Hutsko, Joe
  5. Three times she returned to the end of the dock. – IT and Other Stories by Gouverneur Morris
  6. Now I hope we shall remain neighbours to the end." – Love of Brothers by Katharine Tynan
  7. " 'Humphrey Prichard, '" he read, " 'made a good end. – By What Authority? by Robert Hugh Benson
  8. Let this end it. – Calvert of Strathore by Carter Goodloe
  9. Had not they always said how it was to end? – All Around the Moon by Jules Verne
  10. Soon after this dinner came to an end. – Virgin Soil by Ivan S. Turgenev
  11. And that was the end of the love- story! – The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland
  12. You look out for my end. – The Dark Star by Robert W. Chambers
  13. So that was the end of any hope we may have had of help from Lady Delahaye. – The Master Mummer by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  14. This was the end; not a question of doubt. – The Copper-Clad World by Harl Vincent
  15. Yet what was the end to be? – The Judgment House by Gilbert Parker
  16. That end, so long in coming, came at last. – Selections from the Prose Works of Matthew Arnold by Matthew Arnold
  17. You must give us the end of the story. – The Guests Of Hercules by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  18. I had just come to an end of them. – The Fortunate Youth by William J. Locke
  19. It would do you no end of good. – The Whirlpool by George Gissing
  20. I thought she might as well know when the thing, as we thought, had come to an end. – The Squire's Daughter by Silas K(itto) Hocking
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