[end] or [ɛnd]


(noun.) (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage; 'no one wanted to play end'.

(noun.) the part you are expected to play; 'he held up his end'.

(noun.) a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold.

(noun.) 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'.

(noun.) the concluding parts of an event or occurrence; 'the end was exciting'; 'I had to miss the last of the movie'.

(noun.) a boundary marking the extremities of something; 'the end of town'.

(noun.) 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'; 'the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix'.

(noun.) the surface at either extremity of a three-dimensional object; 'one end of the box was marked `This side up''.

(noun.) 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'.

(noun.) (football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage; 'the end managed to hold onto the pass'.

(noun.) a final state; 'he came to a bad end'; 'the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end'.

(noun.) the point in time at which something ends; 'the end of the year'; 'the ending of warranty period'.

(verb.) 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 WW I'.

(verb.) 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'.

(verb.) be the end of; be the last or concluding part of; 'This sad scene ended the movie'.

(verb.) put an end to; 'The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived'.

Typist: Osborn--From WordNet


(n.) 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.

(n.) Point beyond which no procession can be made; conclusion; issue; result, whether successful or otherwise; conclusive event; consequence.

(n.) Termination of being; death; destruction; extermination; also, cause of death or destruction.

(n.) 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.

(n.) That which is left; a remnant; a fragment; a scrap; as, odds and ends.

(n.) One of the yarns of the worsted warp in a Brussels carpet.

(v. t.) To bring to an end or conclusion; to finish; to close; to terminate; as, to end a speech.

(v. t.) To form or be at the end of; as, the letter k ends the word back.

(v. t.) To destroy; to put to death.

(v. i.) 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.

Typed by Leona

Synonyms and Synonymous

n. [1]. Extremity, extreme point.[2]. Close, cessation, period, expiration, finale, finis, last, fall of the curtain.[3]. Conclusion, completion.[4]. Termination, bound, limit.[5]. Final state, ultimate condition.[6]. Result, event, consequence, sequel, upshot, final issue.[7]. Fragment, scrap, remnant.[8]. Aim, purpose, object, design, drift, intent, intention, view, final cause.

v. a. [1]. Terminate, conclude, finish, close, put an end to, bring to an end, make an end of, cut short.[2]. Destroy, kill, put to death.

v. n. [1]. Conclude, terminate, cease, be finished, come to an end, come to a close.[2]. Close, conclude a discourse, cease speaking.

Edited by Alta

Synonyms and Antonyms


Inputed by Chris


n. the last point or portion: termination or close: death: consequence: object aimed at: a fragment.—v.t. to bring to an end: to destroy.—v.i. to come to an end: to cease.—n. End′-all that which ends all.—adj. End′ed brought to an end: having ends.—n. End′ing termination: conclusion: that which is at the end: (gram.) the terminating syllable or letter of a word.—adj. End′less without end: everlasting: objectless.—adv. End′lessly.—n. End′lessness.—adv. End′long lengthwise: continuously: on end.—adj. End′most farthest.—n. End′ship (obs.) a village.—advs. End′ways End′wise on the end: with the end forward.—End for end with the position of the ends reversed; Endless screw an arrangement for producing slow motion in machinery consisting of a screw whose thread gears into a wheel with skew teeth; End on having the end pointing directly to an object—(naut.) opp. to Broadside on: (min.) opp. to Face on.—A shoemaker's end a waxed thread ending in a bristle.—At loose ends in disorder; At one's wits' end at the end of one's ability to decide or act.—Begin at the wrong end to manage badly; Be the end of to cause the death of.—Come to the end of one's tether to go as far as one's powers permit.—Have at one's finger-ends to be thoroughly acquainted to have in perfect readiness.—In the end after all: at last.—Latter end the end of life.—Make both ends meet to live within one's income (both ends meaning both ends of the year).—No end (coll.) very much a great deal.—On end erect.—Rope's end (see Rope).

Typed by Carolyn

Unserious Contents or Definition

n. The position farthest removed on either hand from the Interlocutor.

Typed by Ina


Editor: Vicky


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