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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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To bring or come to a completion; finish; destroy; die. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To bring to an end or conclusion; to finish; to close; to terminate; as, to end a speech. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To form or be at the end of; as, the letter k ends the word back. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To destroy; to put to death. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To bring to an end: to destroy. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To bring to an end. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. To put an end to; come to the end of; finish; terminate; kill. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To come to an end: to cease. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. To come to an end; terminate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  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" Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To come to an end; conclude; result. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. To bring to an end; to finish; to put to death. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. To finish; to terminate; to conclude; to destroy; to be finished; to cease. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. a position on the line of scrimmage; "no one wanted to play end" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. the part you are expected to play; "he held up his end" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. the concluding parts of an event or occurrence; "the end was exciting"; "I had to miss the last of the movie" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. a boundary marking the extremities of something; "the end of town" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the year"; "the ending of warranty period" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. the surface at either extremity of a three-dimensional object; "one end of the box was marked `This side up'" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. (football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage; "the end managed to hold onto the pass" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  26. put an end to; "The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  27. be the end of; be the last or concluding part of; "This sad scene ended the movie" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  28. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Point beyond which no procession can be made; conclusion; issue; result, whether successful or otherwise; conclusive event; consequence. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. Termination of being; death; destruction; extermination; also, cause of death or destruction. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. That which is left; a remnant; a fragment; a scrap; as, odds and ends. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. One of the yarns of the worsted warp in a Brussels carpet. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. A combining form signifying within; as, endocarp, endogen, endocuneiform, endaspidean. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. The extreme limit or terminal point of anything; purpose in view; design; death; final state; conclusion; issue. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  36. The last point or portion termination or close: death: consequence: object aimed at: a fragment. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  37. Extreme point; close; ultimate object; death. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  38. The terminal point or part of an object; conclusion; object; purpose; result. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. The close of life. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. 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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  41. 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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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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
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