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Meaning of 'end' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . End [ n.]
- 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.
- Point beyond which no procession can be made; conclusion; issue; result, whether successful or otherwise; conclusive event; consequence.
- Termination of being; death; destruction; extermination; also, cause of death or destruction.
- 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.
- That which is left; a remnant; a fragment; a scrap; as, odds and ends.
- One of the yarns of the worsted warp in a Brussels carpet.
2 . 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.
3 . End [ v. t.]
- To bring to an end or conclusion; to finish; to close; to terminate; as, to end a speech.
- To form or be at the end of; as, the letter k ends the word back.
- To destroy; to put to death.

Meaning of 'end' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . end [ n]
Meaning (1):
- one of two places from which people are communicating to each other
Example in sentence:
  • both ends wrote at the same time;
  • the phone rang at the other end
Meaning (2):
- (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage
Example in sentence:
  • guards must be good blockers;
  • it takes a big man to play tackle;
  • no one wanted to play end
Meaning (3):
- a final state
Example in sentence:
  • he came to a bad end;
  • the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end
Meaning (4):
- the part you are expected to play
Example in sentence:
  • he held up his end
Meaning (5):
- the final stage or concluding parts of an event or occurrence
Example in sentence:
  • I had to miss the last of the movie;
  • the end was exciting
Meaning (6):
- the last section of a communication
Example in sentence:
  • in conclusion I want to say...
Meaning (7):
- the surface at either extremity of a three-dimensional object
Example in sentence:
  • one end of the box was marked `This side up'
Meaning (8):
- either extremity of something that has length
Example in sentence:
  • she knotted the end of the thread;
  • the end of the pier;
  • the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix;
  • they rode to the end of the line
Meaning (9):
- a final part or section
Example in sentence:
  • Start at the beginning and go on until you come to the end;
  • we have given it at the end of the section since it involves the calculus
Meaning (10):
- (football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage
Example in sentence:
  • the end managed to hold onto the pass
Meaning (11):
- the point in time at which something ends
Example in sentence:
  • the end of the year;
  • the ending of warranty period
Meaning (12):
- a boundary marking the extremities of something
Example in sentence:
  • the end of town
Meaning (13):
- the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it
Example in sentence:
  • the ends justify the means
14 . end [ v]
Meaning (14):
- put an end to
Example in sentence:
  • lift a ban;
  • raise a siege;
  • The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived
Meaning (15):
- have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
Example in sentence:
  • My property ends by the bushes;
  • the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed;
  • The symphony ends in a pianissimo;
  • Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other
Meaning (16):
- bring to an end or halt
Example in sentence:
  • 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
Meaning (17):
- be the end of; be the last or concluding part of
Example in sentence:
  • This sad scene ended the movie