End meaning

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Something toward which one strives; a goal.
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(slang) The very best; the ultimate.

This pizza's the end.

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The ultimate extent; the very limit.

The end of one's patience.

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To come to a finish; cease.

The rain ended.

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The point in time when an action, event, or phenomenon ceases or is completed; the conclusion.

The end of the day.

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The last part of anything; final point; finish; completion; conclusion.

The end of the day.

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A remainder; a remnant.
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A warp end.
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(football) Either of the players in the outermost position on the line of scrimmage. Offensive ends are eligible to catch passes.
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A result; an outcome.
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The termination of life or existence; death.
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To bring to a conclusion.

Let's end this discussion.

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To form the last or concluding part of.

The song that ended the performance.

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To destroy.

Ended our hopes.

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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 adviser to the president. The painting ended up being sold for a million dollars.

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To die.
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A limit or limiting part; point of beginning or stopping; boundary.
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The part at, toward, or near either of the extremities of anything; tip.
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What is desired or hoped for; object; purpose; intention.
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An outcome; result; upshot; consequence.
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A piece left over; fragment; remnant.

Odds and ends.

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The reason for being; final cause.
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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 die.
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At the end; final.

End man, end product.

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Endorse.
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Endorsement.
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The final point of something in space or time.

At the end of the road, turn left. At the end of the story, the main characters fall in love.

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The cessation of an effort, activity, state, or motion.

Is there no end to this madness?

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Death, especially miserable.

He met a terrible end in the jungle.

I hope the end comes quickly.

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A purpose, goal, or aim.
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(cricket) One of the two parts of the ground used as a descriptive name for half of the ground.

The Pavillion End.

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(American football) The position at the end of either the offensive or defensive line, a tight end, a split end, a defensive end.
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(curling) A period of play in which each team throws eight rocks, two per player, in alternating fashion.
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(mathematics) An ideal point of a graph or other complex.
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That which is left; a remnant; a fragment; a scrap.

Odds and ends.

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One of the yarns of the worsted warp in a Brussels carpet.
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(ergative) To finish, terminate.

Is this movie never going to end?

The lesson will end when the bell rings.

The referee blew the whistle to end the game.

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A key that when pressed causes the cursor to go to the last character of the current line.
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A suffix forming nouns denoting patients or recipients of actions, such as addend, subtrahend, and dividend.
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(text messaging) Attend (any sense)
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The definition of an end is the last part, or limit of something.

An example of end is the last scene in a movie.

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Either extremity of something that has length.

The end of the pier.

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The outside or extreme edge or physical limit; a boundary.

The end of town.

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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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on end
  • Having one end down; upright:
    Books placed on end on the shelf.
  • Without stopping:
    Drove for hours on end.
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end for end
  • with the ends, or the position, reversed
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ends of the earth
  • remote regions
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end to end
  • in a line so that the ends touch or meet
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end up
  • to come to a particular end or condition
    They ended up in jail.
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in the end
  • finally; ultimately
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keep one's end up
  • to do one's share
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make an end of
  • to finish; stop
  • to do away with
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make (both) ends meet
  • to manage to keep one's expenses within one's income
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no end
  • extremely; very much or many
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on end
  • in an upright position
  • without interruption
    For days on end.
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put an end to
  • to stop
  • to do away with
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to end
  • that surpasses or exceeds
    A trip to end all trips.
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Origin of end

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

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

  • 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