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Noun: end  end
  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";
    - terminal
     
  2. The point in time at which something ends
    "the end of the year";
    - ending
     
  3. The concluding parts of an event or occurrence
    "the end was exciting";
    - last, final stage
     
  4. The state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behaviour intended to achieve it
    "the ends justify the means";
    - 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"
     
  6. A final state
    "he came to a bad end"; "the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end";
    - 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. A boundary marking the extremities of something
    "the end of town"
     
  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 part you are expected to play
    "he held up his end"
     
  12. The last section of a communication
    - conclusion, close, closing, ending
     
  13. A piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold
    - remainder, remnant, oddment
     
  14. (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage
    "no one wanted to play end"
Verb: end  end
  1. Have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
    "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo";
    - stop, finish, terminate, cease
     
  2. Bring to an end or halt
    "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime";
    - terminate
     
  3. Be the end of; be the last or concluding part of
    "This sad scene ended the movie";
    - terminate
     
  4. Put an end to
    "The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived"

Derived forms: ending, ends, ended

Type of: alter, be, bound, boundary, bounds, change, cognitive content, conclusion, content, contribution, destroy, destruct, division, ending, extremity, finish, lineman, mental object, modify, part, piece of cloth, piece of material, place, point, point in time, section, share, spifflicate, spiflicate, spot, state, subdivision, surface, topographic point

Antonym: begin, beginning, middle

Part of: address, eleven, football team, narration, plan of action, recital, speech, yarn

Encyclopedia: End