|n.||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.|
|2.||Point beyond which no procession can be made; conclusion; issue; result, whether successful or otherwise; conclusive event; consequence.|
|3.||Termination of being; death; destruction; extermination; also, cause of death or destruction.|
|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.|
|5.||That which is left; a remnant; a fragment; a scrap; as, odds and ends.|
|6.||(Carpet Manuf.) One of the yarns of the worsted warp in a Brussels carpet.|
|v. t.||1.||To bring to an end or conclusion; to finish; to close; to terminate; as, to end a speech. |
|2.||To form or be at the end of; as, the letter k ends the word back.|
|3.||To destroy; to put to death.|
|v. i.||1.||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.|
|Noun||1.||end - 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"|
|2.||end - the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the year"; "the ending of warranty period"|Antonyms: middle
- time between the beginning and the end of a temporal period; "the middle of the war"; "rain during the middle of April"
|3.||end - the concluding parts of an event or occurrence; "the end was exciting"; "I had to miss the last of the movie"|
|4.||end - 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"|
|5.||end - 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"|Antonyms: beginning
- the first part or section of something; "`It was a dark and stormy night' is a hackneyed beginning for a story"
- an intermediate part or section; "A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end"- Aristotle
|6.||end - a final state; "he came to a bad end"; "the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end"|
|7.||end - the surface at either extremity of a three-dimensional object; "one end of the box was marked `This side up'"|
|8.||end - (football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage; "the end managed to hold onto the pass"|
|9.||end - 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"|
|10.||end - a boundary marking the extremities of something; "the end of town"|
|11.||end - the part you are expected to play; "he held up his end"|
|12.||end - the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..."|
|13.||end - a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold|
|14.||end - a position on the line of scrimmage; "no one wanted to play end"|
|Verb||1.||end - 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 ends in a pianissimo"|Antonyms: begin
- have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense; "The DMZ begins right over the hill"; "The second movement begins after the Allegro"; "Prices for these homes start at $250,000"
|2.||end - 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"|Antonyms: begin
, set out
, start out
, set about
, get down
- take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; "We began working at dawn"; "Who will start?"; "Get working as soon as the sun rises!"; "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia"; "He began early in the day"; "Let's get down to work now"
, lead off
- set in motion, cause to start; "The U.S. started a war in the Middle East"; "The Iraqis began hostilities"; "begin a new chapter in your life"
|3.||end - be the end of; be the last or concluding part of; "This sad scene ended the movie"|
|4.||end - put an end to; "The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived"|