What is the meaning of end?


  • Either extremity of something that has length.
    • usage: "the end of the pier"; "she knotted the end of the thread"; "they rode to the end of the line"; "the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix"
  • The point in time at which something ends.
    • usage: "the end of the year"; "the ending of warranty period"
  • The concluding parts of an event or occurrence.
    • usage: "the end was exciting"; "I had to miss the last of the movie"
  • The state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it.
    • usage: "the ends justify the means"
  • A final part or section.
    • usage: "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"
  • A final state.
    • usage: "he came to a bad end"; "the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end"
  • The surface at either extremity of a three-dimensional object.
    • usage: "one end of the box was marked `This side up'"
  • Football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage. (
    • usage: "the end managed to hold onto the pass"
  • A boundary marking the extremities of something.
    • usage: "the end of town"
  • One of two places from which people are communicating to each other.
    • usage: "the phone rang at the other end"; "both ends wrote at the same time"
  • The part you are expected to play.
    • usage: "he held up his end"
  • The last section of a communication.
    • usage: "in conclusion I want to say..."
  • A piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold.
  • American football. ( a position on the line of scrimmage)
    • usage: "no one wanted to play end"


  • Have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical.
    • usage: "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"
  • Bring to an end or halt.
    • usage: "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 WW I"
  • Be the end of; be the last or concluding part of.
    • usage: "This sad scene ended the movie"
  • Put an end to.
    • usage: "The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived"
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APAWordNet. (2010). end. Retrieved April 22, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/end/definitions/1191835
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "end" http://smartdefine.org/end/definitions/1191835 (accessed April 22, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, end, Smart Define, viewed 22 April, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/end/definitions/1191835>.
MLAWordNet. "end" 23 October 2010. Web. 22 April 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/end/definitions/1191835>
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