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Meaning & Definition of End in English

English

End

/ɛnd/

noun

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"
  • "The terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix"
    synonym:
  • end
  • ,
  • terminal

2. The point in time at which something ends

  • "The end of the year"
  • "The ending of warranty period"
    synonym:
  • end
  • ,
  • ending

3. The concluding parts of an event or occurrence

  • "The end was exciting"
  • "I had to miss the last of the movie"
    synonym:
  • end
  • ,
  • last
  • ,
  • final stage

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • goal
  • ,
  • end

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"
    synonym:
  • end

6. A final state

  • "He came to a bad end"
  • "The so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end"
    synonym:
  • end
  • ,
  • destruction
  • ,
  • death

7. The surface at either extremity of a three-dimensional object

  • "One end of the box was marked `this side up'"
    synonym:
  • end

8. (football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage

  • "The end managed to hold onto the pass"
    synonym:
  • end

9. A boundary marking the extremities of something

  • "The end of town"
    synonym:
  • end

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"
    synonym:
  • end

11. The part you are expected to play

  • "He held up his end"
    synonym:
  • end

12. The last section of a communication

  • "In conclusion i want to say..."
    synonym:
  • conclusion
  • ,
  • end
  • ,
  • close
  • ,
  • closing
  • ,
  • ending

13. A piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold

    synonym:
  • end
  • ,
  • remainder
  • ,
  • remnant
  • ,
  • oddment

14. (american football) a position on the line of scrimmage

  • "No one wanted to play end"
    synonym:
  • end

verb

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"
    synonym:
  • end
  • ,
  • 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"
  • "The attack on poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after ww i"
    synonym:
  • end
  • ,
  • terminate

3. Be the end of

  • Be the last or concluding part of
  • "This sad scene ended the movie"
    synonym:
  • end
  • ,
  • terminate

4. Put an end to

  • "The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived"
    synonym:
  • end

Examples of using

Your end is near.
The history of some words is a real masterpiece. For instance, kaput. The original word was the Latin "caput" - "a head"; and the way from "a head" to "the end of everything" is rather long.
In the end, Tom had to bite the bullet and take responsibility for his actions.