- The definition of an end is the last part, or limit of something.
An example of end is the last scene in a movie.
The end of a movie.
end- definition by Webster's New World
- a limit or limiting part; point of beginning or stopping; boundary
- the last part of anything; final point; finish; completion; conclusion: the end of the day
- a ceasing to exist; death or destruction
- the cause or manner of this
- the part at, toward, or near either of the extremities of anything; tip
- an outer district or region: the west end of town
- a division, sector, area of responsibility, etc., as in an organization
- what is desired or hoped for; object; purpose; intention
- an outcome; result; upshot; consequence
- a piece left over; fragment; remnant: odds and ends
- the reason for being; final cause
- ☆ Football
- a player at either end of the line
- his position
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old English ende, akin to German ende, Gothic andeis ; from Indo-European an unverified form antyos, opposite, lying ahead ; from an unverified form anti-, opposite, facing (; from base an unverified form ants, front, forehead) ; from Old High German endi, forehead, German anti, Classical Latin ante
- to bring to an end; finish; stop; conclude
- to be or form the end of
Origin: ME enden < OE endian
- to come to an end; terminate: often with up
- to die
end- definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Either extremity of something that has length: the end of the pier.
- The outside or extreme edge or physical limit; a boundary: the end of town.
- The point in time when an action, an event, or a phenomenon ceases or is completed; the conclusion: the end of the day.
- A result; an outcome.
- Something toward which one strives; a goal. See Synonyms at intention.
- The termination of life or existence; death: “A man awaits his end/Dreading and hoping all” (William Butler Yeats).
- The ultimate extent; the very limit: the end of one's patience.
- Slang The very best; the ultimate: This pizza's the end.
- A remainder; a remnant.
- a. A share of a responsibility or obligation: your end of the bargain.b. A particular area of responsibility: in charge of the business end of the campaign.
- Football a. Either of the players in the outermost position on the line of scrimmage.b. The position played by such a player.
- To bring to a conclusion.
- To form the last or concluding part of: the song that ended the performance.
- To destroy: ended our hopes.
- To come to a finish; cease. See Synonyms at complete.
- To arrive at a place, situation, or condition as a result of a course of action. Often used with up: He ended up as an advisor to the president. The painting ended up being sold for a million dollars.
- To die.
Origin: Middle English ende, from Old English; see ant- in Indo-European roots.
end- - Medical Definition
end- - Phrases/Idioms
end for end
ends of the earth
end to end
in the end
keep one's end up
make an end of
- to finish; stop
- to do away with
make (both) ends meet
Etymology: as in Fr joindre les deux bouts
- in an upright position
- without interruption for days on end
put an end to
- to stop
- to do away with
in the end
- Having one end down; upright: books placed on end on the shelf.
- Without stopping: drove for hours on end.
Variant of endo-
Origin: ; from Classical Greek endon, within ; from en, in plush (?) an unverified form dom, locative of base seen in Classical Latin domus, house: hence, origin, originally , in the house