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The end of something is its final point or farthest edge. After your cat unwinds a ball of yarn, you may find one end of it in your kitchen and the other end upstairs in the bathroom.

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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.

Noun
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 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"

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Noun
the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..."

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"

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 WWI"

Verb
put an end to; "The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived"

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 end

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be the end of; be the last or concluding part of; "This sad scene ended the movie"


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.


End

End , n. [OE. & AS. ende; akin to OS. endi, D. einde, eind, OHG. enti, G. ende, Icel. endir, endi, Sw. '84nde, Dan. ende, Goth. andeis, Skr. anta. . Cf. Ante-, Anti-, Answer.] 1. 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.
Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof.
2. Point beyond which no procession can be made; conclusion; issue; result, whether successful or otherwise; conclusive event; consequence.
My guilt be on my head, and there an end.
O that a man might know The end of this day's business ere it come!
3. Termination of being; death; destruction; extermination; also, cause of death or destruction.
Unblamed through life, lamented in thy end.
Confound your hidden falsehood, and award Either of you to be the other's end.
I shall see an end of him.
4. 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.
Losing her, the end of living lose.
When every man is his own end, all things will come to a bad end.
5. That which is left; a remnant; a fragment; a scrap; as, odds and ends.
I clothe my naked villainy With old odd ends stolen out of holy writ, And seem a saint, when most I play the devil.
6. (Carpet Manuf.) One of the yarns of the worsted warp in a Brussels carpet. An end. (a) On end; upright; erect; endways. Spenser (b) To the end; continuously. [Obs.] Richardson. -- End bulb (Anat.), one of the bulblike bodies in which some sensory nerve fibers end in certain parts of the skin and mucous membranes; -- also called end corpuscles. -- End fly, a bobfly. -- End for end, one end for the other; in reversed order. -- End man, the last man in a row; one of the two men at the extremities of a line of minstrels. -- End on (Naut.), bow foremost. -- End organ (Anat.), the structure in which a nerve fiber ends, either peripherally or centrally. -- End plate (Anat.), one of the flat expansions in which motor nerve fibers terminate on muscular fibers. -- End play (Mach.), movement endwise, or room for such movement. -- End stone (Horol.), one of the two plates of a jewel in a timepiece; the part that limits the pivot's end play. -- Ends of the earth, the remotest regions of the earth. -- In the end, finally. Shak. -- On end, upright; erect. -- To the end, in order. Bacon. -- To make both ends meet, to live within one's income. Fuller. -- To put an end to, to destroy.

End

End , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ended; p. pr. & vb. n. Ending.] 1. To bring to an end or conclusion; to finish; to close; to terminate; as, to end a speech. "I shall end this strife." Shak.
On the seventh day God ended his work.
2. To form or be at the end of; as, the letter k ends the word back. 3. To destroy; to put to death. "This sword hath ended him." Shak. To end up, to lift or tilt, so as to set on end; as, to end up a hogshead.

End

End, 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.

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.

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

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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Usage Examples

Advice in old age is foolish for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end.

A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasurable.

All my writing is about the recognition that there is no single reality. But the beauty of it is that you nevertheless go on, walking towards utopia, which may not exist, on a bridge which might end before you reach the other side.

A liberal knows that the only certainty in this life is change but believes that the change can be directed toward a constructive end.

All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end and an alphabet at the other.

All stories interest me, and some haunt me until I end up writing them. Certain themes keep coming up: justice, loyalty, violence, death, political and social issues, freedom.

A lot of people in our industry haven't had very diverse experiences. So they don't have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one's understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.

A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

All my life, it's been the same with men. Being a woman who is famous and adored by men is very hard for any boyfriend to handle. All my boyfriends end up insecure.

A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You don't have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed.

A man must live like a great brilliant flame and burn as brightly as he can. In the end he burns out. But this is far better than a mean little flame.

A life is either all spiritual or not spiritual at all. No man can serve two masters. Your life is shaped by the end you live for. You are made in the image of what you desire.

All through my life what I've loved doing is watching movies. I love the escapism of film, I love stories. So it is incredible to be able to be in them as much as I am, to see them from the first stitch in a costume to the end product.

A theology should be like poetry, which takes us to the end of what words and thoughts can do.

Actors work and slave and it is the color of your hair that can determine your fate in the end.

A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is not modernism at its end but in the nascent state, and this state is constant.

According to an ancient Sardinian legend, the bodies of those who are born on Christmas Eve will never dissolve into dust but are preserved until the end of time.

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