End Definition

ĕnd
ended, ending, ends
noun
ends
A limit or limiting part; point of beginning or stopping; boundary.
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The last part of anything; final point; finish; completion; conclusion.
The end of the day.
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The part at, toward, or near either of the extremities of anything; tip.
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The cause or manner of this.
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A ceasing to exist; death or destruction.
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verb
ended, ending, ends
To bring to an end; finish; stop; conclude.
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To be or form the end of.
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To come to an end; terminate.
Will this storm ever end?
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To destroy.
Ended our hopes.
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To die.
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adjective
At the end; final.
End man, end product.
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abbreviation
Endorse.
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Endorsement.
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(text messaging) Attend (any sense)

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suffix

A suffix forming nouns denoting patients or recipients of actions, such as addend, subtrahend, and dividend.

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idiom
at the end of (one's) rope
  • Out of energy or patience; exhausted or exasperated.
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at the end of the day
  • When everything is considered; in the final analysis.
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end it all
  • To commit suicide.
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in the end
  • Eventually; ultimately:

    All will turn out well in the end.

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no end
  • A great deal:

    She had no end of stories to tell. The news upset us no end.

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Other Word Forms of End

Noun

Singular:
end
Plural:
ends

Origin of End

  • From Middle English ende, from Old English ende, from Proto-Germanic *andijaz (compare Dutch einde, German Ende, Swedish ände), from Proto-Indo-European *antios (compare Old Irish ét (“end, point”), Latin antiae (“forelock”), Albanian anë (“side”), Ancient Greek ἀντίος (antios, “opposite”), Sanskrit अन्त्य (antya, “last”)), from *h₂enti (“opposite”). More at anti.

    From Wiktionary

  • The verb is from Middle English enden, endien, from Old English endian (“to end, to make an end of, complete, finish, abolish, destroy, come to an end, die”), from Proto-Germanic *andijōną (“to finish, end”), denominative from *andijaz.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English ende from Old English ant- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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