Definition of End

1. Noun. Either extremity of something that has length. "The terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix"

2. Verb. Have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical. "The symphony ends in a pianissimo"

3. Noun. The point in time at which something ends. "The ending of warranty period"

4. Verb. Bring to an end or halt. "They won't end the story "; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I"

5. Noun. The concluding parts of an event or occurrence. "I had to miss the last of the movie"
Exact synonyms: Final Stage, Last
Generic synonyms: Conclusion, Ending, Finish
Specialized synonyms: End Game, Endgame, End Game, Endgame, Homestretch, Passing

6. Verb. Be the end of; be the last or concluding part of. "This sad scene ended the movie"
Exact synonyms: Terminate
Specialized synonyms: Close
Generic synonyms: Be
Derivative terms: Ending, Ending, Terminative, Terminus

7. 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"
Exact synonyms: Goal
Generic synonyms: Cognitive Content, Content, Mental Object
Group relationships: Plan Of Action
Specialized synonyms: Aim, Object, Objective, Target, Bourn, Bourne, End-all, Destination, Terminus, No-goal, Aim, Design, Intent, Intention, Purpose, Intention

8. Verb. Put an end to. "The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived"
Generic synonyms: Destroy, Destruct
Derivative terms: Ending

9. Noun. A final part or section. "Start at the beginning and go on until you come to the end"
Generic synonyms: Division, Part, Section
Antonyms: Beginning, Middle

10. Noun. A final state. "The so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end"
Exact synonyms: Death, Destruction
Generic synonyms: State
Derivative terms: Die

11. Noun. The surface at either extremity of a three-dimensional object. "One end of the box was marked `This side up'"
Generic synonyms: Surface

12. Noun. (football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage. "The end managed to hold onto the pass"
Category relationships: Football, Football Game
Generic synonyms: Lineman
Specialized synonyms: Split End, Tight End

13. Noun. A boundary marking the extremities of something. "The end of town"
Generic synonyms: Bound, Boundary, Bounds

14. Noun. One of two places from which people are communicating to each other. "Both ends wrote at the same time"
Generic synonyms: Place, Spot, Topographic Point

15. Noun. The part you are expected to play. "He held up his end"
Generic synonyms: Contribution, Part, Share

16. Noun. The last section of a communication. "In conclusion I want to say..."
Exact synonyms: Close, Closing, Conclusion, Ending
Specialized synonyms: Anticlimax, Bathos, Epilog, Epilogue, Epilog, Epilogue, Peroration, Coda, Finale
Generic synonyms: Section, Subdivision
Group relationships: Narration, Recital, Yarn, Address, Speech
Derivative terms: Close

17. Noun. A piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold.
Exact synonyms: Oddment, Remainder, Remnant
Specialized synonyms: Fag End
Generic synonyms: Piece Of Cloth, Piece Of Material
Derivative terms: Remain

18. Noun. (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage. "No one wanted to play end"
Generic synonyms: Lineman
Group relationships: Eleven, Football Team

Definition of End

1. 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.

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

3. 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.

Definition of End

1. Noun. A key that when pressed causes the cursor to go to the last character of the current line. ¹

2. Noun. The final point of something in space or time ¹

3. Noun. death ¹

4. Noun. result ¹

5. Noun. A purpose, goal, or aim ¹

6. Noun. (cricket) One of the two parts of the ground used as a descriptive name for half of the ground ¹

7. Noun. (American football) The position at the end of either the offensive or defensive line, a tight end, a split end, a defensive end ¹

8. Noun. (curling) A period of play in which each team throws eight rocks, two per player, in alternating fashion ¹

9. Noun. (mathematics) An ideal point of a graph or other complex ¹

10. Verb. (ergative): To finish, terminate ¹

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Definition of End

1. to terminate [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: terminate

Medical Definition of End

1. 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." (Eccl. Vii. 8) 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." (Shak) "O that a man might know The end of this day's business ere it come!" (Shak) 3. Termination of being; death; destruction; extermination; also, cause of death or destruction. "Unblamed through life, lamented in thy end." (Pope) "Confound your hidden falsehood, and award either of you to be the other's end." (Shak) "I shall see an end of him." (Shak) 4. The object aimed at in any effort considered as the close and effect of exertion; ppurpose; intention; aim; as, to labour for private or public ends. "Losing her, the end of living lose." (Dryden) "When every man is his own end, all things will come to a bad end." (Coleridge) 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." (Shak) 6. One of the yarns of the worsted warp in a Brussels carpet. An end. On end; upright; erect; endways. To the end; continuously. End bulb, 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. On end, upright; erect. To the end, in order. To make both ends meet, to live within one's income. To put an end to, to destroy. Origin: OE. & AS. Ende; akin to OS. Endi, D. Einde, eind, OHG. Enti, G. Ende, Icel. Endir, endi, Sw. Ande, Dan. Ende, Goth. Andeis, Skr. Anta. Cf. Ante-, Anti-, Answer. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of End

encysted calculus
encysted pleurisy
end-all and be-all
end-cutting bur
end-diastolic volume

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