[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.
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Synonyms and Synonymous
n. . Extremity, extreme point.. Close, cessation, period, expiration, finale, finis, last, fall of the curtain.. Conclusion, completion.. Termination, bound, limit.. Final state, ultimate condition.. Result, event, consequence, sequel, upshot, final issue.. Fragment, scrap, remnant.. Aim, purpose, object, design, drift, intent, intention, view, final cause.
v. a. . Terminate, conclude, finish, close, put an end to, bring to an end, make an end of, cut short.. Destroy, kill, put to death.
v. n. . Conclude, terminate, cease, be finished, come to an end, come to a close.. Close, conclude a discourse, cease speaking.
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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).
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Unserious Contents or Definition
n. The position farthest removed on either hand from the Interlocutor.
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- The letter, perhaps, began in bitterness, but it did not end so. Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice.
- Johnson and I went to the Charleston end to carry out Edison's plans, which were rapidly unfolded by telegraph every night from a loft on lower Broadway, New York. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- A cocoanut shell always has a soft spot at one end because this is the provision nature has made to allow the embryo of the future tree to push its way out of the hard shell. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- It was put an end to by Mrs. Dashwood, who felt obliged to hope that he had left Mrs. Ferrars very well. Jane Austen. Sense and Sensibility.
- If I was young, it would all have to be gone through again, and the end would be a weary way off, don't you see? Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- There it goes, and there is an end, thank Heaven! Jane Austen. Emma.
- After spelling it out slowly, the man made it into a little roll, and tied it up in an end of his neckerchief still more slowly. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- It ended in my moving into the house next Lady-day, and starting in practice on very much the same conditions as he had suggested. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- The debate had ended at three in the morning. Mary Shelley. The Last Man.
- We have now ended the 6th day of very hard fighting. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- Its founder was Clovis (481-511), who began as a small king in Belgium and ended with his southern frontiers nearly at the Pyrenees. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- The interview here ended, I agreeing, however, to send a letter giving final terms by ten o'clock that night. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- It ended in my determining to keep the nightgown, and to wait, and watch, and see what use I might make of it. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- Then, they are the more insolent, and it is the nearer ended. Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities.
- From these ends is extended the spindle of Necessity, on which all the revolutions turn. Plato. The Republic.
- But in 1562, the year at which he ends with it, it contained no more than the same nominal sum does at present. Adam Smith. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
- By degrees the anarchy finds a way into private houses, and ends by getting among the animals and infecting them. Plato. The Republic.
- Brass tubes can easily be bent by ramming full of sand, stopping the ends, and bending them over a curved surface. William K. David. Secrets of Wise Men, Chemists and Great Physicians.
- The tube is 52 feet long, 4 feet diameter in the middle, tapering to a little over 3 feet at the ends. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- Stephenson laid down new rails at Killingworth with half-lap joints, or extending over each other for a certain distance at the ends, instead of the butt joints that were formerly used. Rupert S. Holland. Historic Inventions.
- The modern boss, on the other hand, shelters behind legal forms which he has got hold of and uses for his own ends. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- To which he added, in a small complicated hand, ending with a long lean flourish, not unlike a lasso thrown at all the rest of the names: Blandois. Charles Dickens. Little Dorrit.
- It is of some comfort to know that this brutal use of the rope is being replaced by more humane methods of ending the lives of condemned criminals. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- It seemed as if something like the reflection of a white sunlit wing had passed across her features, ending in one of her rare blushes. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- Reference to these possible applications is necessary in order that the abstraction may be fruitful, instead of a barren formalism ending in itself. John Dewey. Democracy and Education.
- Yes, I think that will be the better ending of the two, after all. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- Everything pointed toward a splendid ending of my second journey to Barsoom. Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Gods of Mars.
- Why yes, sir, that's all, says Mr. Snagsby, ending with a cough that plainly adds, and it's enough too--for me. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.