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NOUN (14)

1. either extremity of something that has length;
- Example: "the end of the pier"
- Example: "she knotted the end of the thread"
- Example: "they rode to the end of the line"
- Example: "the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix"
[syn: end, terminal]

2. the point in time at which something ends;
- Example: "the end of the year"
- Example: "the ending of warranty period"
[syn: end, ending]

3. the concluding parts of an event or occurrence;
- Example: "the end was exciting"
- Example: "I had to miss the last of the movie"
[syn: end, last, final stage]

4. the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it;
- Example: "the ends justify the means"
[syn: goal, end]

5. a final part or section;
- Example: "we have given it at the end of the section since it involves the calculus"
- Example: "Start at the beginning and go on until you come to the end"

6. a final state;
- Example: "he came to a bad end"
- Example: "the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end"
[syn: end, destruction, death]

7. the surface at either extremity of a three-dimensional object;
- Example: "one end of the box was marked `This side up'"

8. (football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage;
- Example: "the end managed to hold onto the pass"

9. a boundary marking the extremities of something;
- Example: "the end of town"

10. one of two places from which people are communicating to each other;
- Example: "the phone rang at the other end"
- Example: "both ends wrote at the same time"

11. the part you are expected to play;
- Example: "he held up his end"

12. the last section of a communication;
- Example: "in conclusion I want to say..."
[syn: conclusion, end, close, closing, ending]

13. a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold;
[syn: end, remainder, remnant, oddment]

14. (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage;
- Example: "no one wanted to play end"


VERB (4)

1. have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical;
- Example: "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"
- Example: "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"
- Example: "My property ends by the bushes"
- Example: "The symphony ends in a pianissimo"
[syn: end, stop, finish, terminate, cease]

2. bring to an end or halt;
- Example: "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"
- Example: "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I"
[syn: end, terminate]

3. be the end of; be the last or concluding part of;
- Example: "This sad scene ended the movie"
[syn: end, terminate]

4. put an end to;
- Example: "The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

End \End\ ([e^]nd), n. [OE. & AS. ende; akin to OS. endi, D. einde, eind, OHG. enti, G. ende, Icel. endir, endi, Sw. [aum]nde, Dan. ende, Goth. andeis, Skr. anta. [root]208. Cf. Ante-, Anti-, Answer.] 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. [1913 Webster] Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof. --Eccl. vii. 8. [1913 Webster] 2. Point beyond which no procession can be made; conclusion; issue; result, whether successful or otherwise; conclusive event; consequence. [1913 Webster] My guilt be on my head, and there an end. --Shak. [1913 Webster] O that a man might know The end of this day's business ere it come! --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Termination of being; death; destruction; extermination; also, cause of death or destruction. [1913 Webster] Unblamed through life, lamented in thy end. --Pope. [1913 Webster] Confound your hidden falsehood, and award Either of you to be the other's end. --Shak. [1913 Webster] I shall see an end of him. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Losing her, the end of living lose. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] When every man is his own end, all things will come to a bad end. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster] 5. That which is left; a remnant; a fragment; a scrap; as, odds and ends. [1913 Webster] I clothe my naked villainy With old odd ends stolen out of holy writ, And seem a saint, when most I play the devil. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 6. (Carpet Manuf.) One of the yarns of the worsted warp in a Brussels carpet. [1913 Webster] An end. (a) On end; upright; erect; endways. --Spenser (b) To the end; continuously. [Obs.] --Richardson. End bulb (Anat.), one of the bulblike bodies in which some sensory nerve fibers end in certain parts of the skin and mucous membranes; -- also called end corpuscles. End fly, a bobfly. End for end, one end for the other; in reversed order. End man, the last man in a row; one of the two men at the extremities of a line of minstrels. End on (Naut.), bow foremost. End organ (Anat.), the structure in which a nerve fiber ends, either peripherally or centrally. End plate (Anat.), one of the flat expansions in which motor nerve fibers terminate on muscular fibers. End play (Mach.), movement endwise, or room for such movement. End stone (Horol.), one of the two plates of a jewel in a timepiece; the part that limits the pivot's end play. Ends of the earth, the remotest regions of the earth. In the end, finally. --Shak. On end, upright; erect. To the end, in order. --Bacon. To make both ends meet, to live within one's income. --Fuller. To put an end to, to destroy. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

End \End\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ended; p. pr. & vb. n. Ending.] 1. To bring to an end or conclusion; to finish; to close; to terminate; as, to end a speech. "I shall end this strife." --Shak. [1913 Webster] On the seventh day God ended his work. --Gen. ii. 2. [1913 Webster] 2. To form or be at the end of; as, the letter k ends the word back. [1913 Webster] 3. To destroy; to put to death. "This sword hath ended him." --Shak. [1913 Webster] To end up, to lift or tilt, so as to set on end; as, to end up a hogshead. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

End \End\, v. i. 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Endo- \En"do-\, End- \End-\ [Gr. 'e`ndon within, fr. ? in. See In.] A combining form signifying within; as, endocarp, endogen, endocuneiform, endaspidean. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

end n 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"; "the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix" [syn: end, terminal] 2: the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the year"; "the ending of warranty period" [syn: end, ending] [ant: beginning, commencement, first, get-go, kickoff, middle, offset, outset, showtime, start, starting time] 3: the concluding parts of an event or occurrence; "the end was exciting"; "I had to miss the last of the movie" [syn: end, last, final stage] 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" [syn: goal, end] 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" [ant: beginning, middle] 6: a final state; "he came to a bad end"; "the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end" [syn: end, destruction, death] 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: a boundary marking the extremities of something; "the end of town" 10: 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" 11: the part you are expected to play; "he held up his end" 12: the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..." [syn: conclusion, end, close, closing, ending] 13: a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold [syn: end, remainder, remnant, oddment] 14: (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage; "no one wanted to play end" v 1: 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" [syn: end, stop, finish, terminate, cease] [ant: begin, start] 2: 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 WW I" [syn: end, terminate] [ant: begin, commence, get, get down, lead off, set about, set out, start, start out] 3: be the end of; be the last or concluding part of; "This sad scene ended the movie" [syn: end, terminate] 4: put an end to; "The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

543 Moby Thesaurus words for "end": Friday, Friday the thirteenth, abandon, abort, accomplishment, acme, afterglow, afterimage, aim, all, allotment, allowance, amateur athlete, annihilate, annihilation, answer, apogee, appointed lot, archer, arrest, astral influences, astrology, athlete, attend, balance, ballplayer, bane, baseballer, baseman, batter, battery, be done for, be no more, become of, belay, bell, bereave of life, big end, bigger half, biological death, bit, bite, bitter end, blocking back, book of fate, border line, borderline, bound, boundary, boundary condition, boundary line, bourn, bowman, break boundary, breakoff point, budget, butt, butt end, button up, by-end, by-purpose, cancel, candle ends, cap, carry away, carry off, carry to completion, catastrophe, catcher, cease, ceiling, center, cessation, cessation of life, chaff, check, checkmate, chip, chloroform, chunk, circumscription, clean up, clearing up, climax, clinical death, clip, clipping, close, close out, close up, closing, closure, coach, coda, collop, come about, come of, come out, come to naught, come to nothing, commission, compass, competitor, complete, completing, completion, conclude, conclusion, confine, confines, conk out, constellation, consummation, contingent, cracking, cricketer, crossing the bar, crown, crumb, culminate, culmination, cup, curtains, cut, cut down, cut it out, cut off, cut short, cutoff, cutoff point, cutting, dead stop, deadline, deadlock, deal, death, death knell, deathblow, debris, debt of nature, decease, decipherment, decoding, defensive lineman, delimitation, demise, denouement, departure, deprive of life, desist, desistance, destination, destiny, destroy, desuetude, determinant, determination, determine, detritus, develop, die, dies funestis, disappear, discontinuance, discontinuation, discontinue, disentanglement, dispatch, dispose of, dissolution, dividend, division line, do away with, do for, do to death, dole, dollop, doom, drop it, dying, ebb of life, end in view, end of life, end result, endgame, ending, ensue, equal share, eternal rest, eventuate, execute, exit, expiration, expire, explanation, exterminate, extinction, extinguishment, extreme, extremity, fade away, fag end, fall out, fare, fatality, fate, filings, final cause, final result, final summons, final whistle, finale, finality, finalize, finding, finding-out, finger of death, finis, finish, finish off, finish up, finishing, floor, follow, footballer, foredoom, fortune, fossil, fragment, frontier, full development, full stop, future, game, games-player, gamester, get done, get it over, get rid of, get through, get through with, give over, go, goal, gob, gobbet, going, going off, grave, grinding halt, guard, gun, half, halt, halver, hand of death, have done with, hedge, helping, high-water mark, highest degree, hold, holdover, hunk, husks, ides of March, immolate, inevitability, infielder, interest, interface, interpretation, issue, jaws of death, jock, jumper, kill, kismet, knell, knock it off, last act, last debt, last muster, last rest, last roundup, last sleep, launch into eternity, lay off, leave off, leaving, leaving life, leavings, leftovers, limen, limit, limitation, limiting factor, line, line of demarcation, lineman, liquidate, lockout, loss of life, lot, low-water mark, lower limit, lump, lynch, make away with, making an end, march, mark, martyr, martyrize, maturation, maturity, maximum, measure, meed, mess, mete, modicum, moiety, moira, mop up, morsel, ne plus ultra, nip, nth degree, object, object in mind, objective, odds and ends, offensive lineman, offscourings, orts, outcome, outfield, outfielder, pan out, paring, parings, part, particle, parting, pass, pass away, passing, passing away, passing over, payoff, peak, peg out, percentage, perfect, perfection, period, perish, perishing, perorate, piece, pinnacle, planets, player, poison, poloist, portion, prey, professional athlete, proportion, prove, prove to be, pugilist, purge, pursuit, put away, put down, put paid to, put to death, put to sleep, quantum, quarry, quarterback, quietus, quintain, quit, quota, racer, rags, rake-off, rasher, ration, reason, reason for being, refrain, refuse, release, relics, relinquish, remainder, remains, remnant, remove from life, renounce, residue, residuum, resolution, resolve, resolving, rest, result, reward, riddling, ripeness, roach, round out, rounding off, rounding out, rubbish, ruins, rump, run out, sacrifice, sawdust, scoop, scourings, scrap, scraps, scratch, scrub, segment, sentence of death, shades of death, shadow, shadow of death, shard, share, shaving, shavings, shiver, shred, sit-down strike, skater, slaughter, slay, sleep, slice, sliver, small share, smithereen, snack, snatch, snip, snippet, solution, solving, somatic death, sorting out, splinter, sport, sportsman, stake, stalemate, stand, standoff, standstill, stars, start, starting line, starting point, starve, stay, stitch, stock, stop, stoppage, straw, strike, stubble, stump, succumb, summit, summons of death, survival, sweepings, tackle, tailback, take life, take off, target, target date, tatter, teleology, term, terminal, terminal date, terminate, termination, terminus, the whole, threshold, time allotment, tip, to, top, top off, top out, topping off, toxophilite, trace, turn out, ultimate, ultimate aim, unfold, unlucky day, unraveling, unriddling, unscrambling, unspinning, untangling, untwisting, unweaving, upper limit, upshot, utmost, utmost extent, uttermost, vanish, vestige, walkout, waste, weird, wheel of fortune, will of Heaven, wind up, windup, wingback, work out, work stoppage, working, working-out, wrap up, wrestler
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

End in Heb. 13:7, is the rendering of the unusual Greek word _ekbasin_, meaning "outcome", i.e., death. It occurs only elsewhere in 1 Cor. 10:13, where it is rendered "escape."
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

END, n. The position farthest removed on either hand from the Interlocutor. The man was perishing apace Who played the tambourine; The seal of death was on his face -- 'Twas pallid, for 'twas clean. "This is the end," the sick man said In faint and failing tones. A moment later he was dead, And Tambourine was Bones. Tinley Roquot