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'end' - used as a noun
1. 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. the point in time at which something ends
the end of the year
3. the concluding parts of an event or occurrence
the end was exciting
4. 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. 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
6. a final state
he came to a bad end
the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end
7. the surface at either extremity of a three-dimensional object
one end of the box was marked 'This side up'
8. (football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage
the end managed to hold onto the pass
9. 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. a boundary marking the extremities of something
the end of town
11. the part you are expected to play
he held up his end
12. the last section of a communication
13. a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold
14. a position on the line of scrimmage
no one wanted to play end

'end' - used as a verb
15. have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
My property ends by the bushes
The symphony ends in a pianissimo
16. bring to an end or halt
She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime
17. be the end of; be the last or concluding part of
This sad scene ended the movie
18. put an end to
The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived

derived forms
1. End / Plural
ends
2. End / Past
ended
3. End / Third Person
ends
4. End / Present Participle
ending
Variations of 'end'
 
Antonym
  • beginning
  • middle
  • begin
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