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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. be the end of; be the last of concluding part of; " This sad scene ended the movie"
  5. a position on the line of scrimmage; " no one wanted to play end"
  6. the part you are expected to play; " he held up his end"
  7. a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold
  8. 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"
  9. 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"
  10. the concluding parts of an event or occurrence; " the end was exciting"; " I had to miss the last of the movie"
  11. a boundary marking the extremities of something; " the end of town"
  12. 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"
  13. 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"
  14. the point in time at which something ends; " the end of the year"; " the ending of warranty period"
  15. 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"
  16. the surface at either extremity of a three- dimensional object; " one end of the box was marked ` This side up'"
  17. ( football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage; " the end managed to hold onto the pass"
  18. put an end to; " The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived"
  19. be the end of; be the last or concluding part of; " This sad scene ended the movie"
  20. 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.
  21. Point beyond which no procession can be made; conclusion; issue; result, whether successful or otherwise; conclusive event; consequence.
  22. Termination of being; death; destruction; extermination; also, cause of death or destruction.
  23. 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.
  24. That which is left; a remnant; a fragment; a scrap; as, odds and ends.
  25. One of the yarns of the worsted warp in a Brussels carpet.
  26. To bring to an end or conclusion; to finish; to close; to terminate; as, to end a speech.
  27. To form or be at the end of; as, the letter k ends the word back.
  28. To destroy; to put to death.
  29. 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.
  30. A combining form signifying within; as, endocarp, endogen, endocuneiform, endaspidean.
  31. The extreme limit or terminal point of anything; purpose in view; design; death; final state; conclusion; issue.
  32. To bring or come to a completion; finish; destroy; die.
  33. The last point or portion termination or close: death: consequence: object aimed at: a fragment.
  34. To bring to an end: to destroy.
  35. To come to an end: to cease.
  36. Extreme point; close; ultimate object; death.
  37. To bring to an end.
  38. To come to an end; terminate.
  39. To put an end to; come to the end of; finish; terminate; kill.
  40. To come to an end; conclude; result.
  41. The terminal point or part of an object; conclusion; object; purpose; result.
  42. The close of life.
  43. 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.
  44. To bring to an end; to finish; to put to death.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. To finish; to terminate; to conclude; to destroy; to be finished; to cease.
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Antonyms for end

continue, restart, inner, existence, author, within, starting time, materialize, innards, motive, get down, antecedent, growth, remain, cherish, revive, abidance, inauguration, exist, intro, continuity, birth, outset, fount, persistence, onset, set out, prologue, introduce, kickoff, get, prolusion, exordium, inception, start, pick up, establish, authorize, incipiency, nascency, method, precedent, interior, first, cause, overture, foreword, kick off, fountain, reason, abide, former, continuance, innovate, get-go, whole, spring, embark, offset, confirm, nascence, restore, incipience, persist, inside, total, engender, extension, genesis, bide, causality, commencement, weather, rise, middle, opening, preface, continuation, found, set about, originator, begin, make, originate, promote, get off, creator, life, prolongation, Perdure, core, Arising, continuousness, source, institute, arise, designer, be, reopen, set up, prelude, baseline, launch, Proem, occasion, center, ripening, pool, morning, subsistence, reinstate, maturation, preamble, inaugurate, means, appear, initiate, enact, beginning, set in, power, repair, resume, durability, keep up, support, lead off, legalize, totality, introduction, compound, commence, Maturing, ceaselessness, renew, survive, subsist, condition, duration, actualize, dawn, composite, nativity, creation, endurance, aggregate, sum, day one, threshold, initiation, origin, endure, development, way, causation, constitute, alpha, breathe, sustain, heart, start out, origination.

Quotes of end

  1. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly. – Richard Bach
  2. I never regret anything. Because every little detail of your life is what made you into who you are in the end – Drew Barrymore
  3. At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent. – Barbara Bush
  4. Being stuck in airports, you always end up buying perfume and sunglasses. – Lexa Doig
  5. In the first Spider -Man, at the end of the movie, Peter Parker had to deny himself a relationship with a girl that he's in love with. The very next thing that happens is that he's swinging through the city. – John Dykstra
  6. I don't think, until the end I had read a positive review of Boy Meets World. – Will Friedle
  7. It is not poverty so much as pretense that harasses a ruined man- the struggle between a proud mind and an empty purse- the keeping up of a hollow show that must soon come to an end – Washington Irving
  8. No art that is not in the end understood by the People can live or ever did live a single generation. – Frank Norris
  9. I wanted to write a film and I thought the best way to do so was to train myself within the field... It was just like a cycle of people trying to make it, not making it, doing extra work, and it was pretty depressing in the end – Michelle Rodriguez
  10. Democracy is a political method, that is to say, a certain type of institutional arrangement for arriving at political- legislative and administrative- decisions and hence incapable of being an end in itself. – Joseph A. Schumpeter
  11. On the last day of our five -day work week, we did two performances and we had an audience. It was similar to theatre; we went from beginning to end and it was very pleasing. – Jean Stapleton
  12. I think at the end of the day this movie is respecting what we as women go through as we grow up. The experiences, what we deal with, other women, things about images, things that we deal with as women. – Amber Tamblyn
  13. Well, because I'm naturally a tomboy, when I have sleepovers with girls, they end up going home and crying. – Alexa Vega
  14. All of the religions- with the exception of Tibetan Buddhism, which doesn't believe in a heaven- teach that heaven is a better place. At the end of the program, I say that heaven is a place where you are happy. All of the religions have that in common. – Barbara Walters
  15. If you treat your wife like a thoroughbred, you'll never end up with a nag. – Zig Ziglar

Usage examples for end

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