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end verb
1. have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
Related: stop, finish, terminate, cease
Antonyms: begin
  • "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"
2. (change) bring to an end or halt
Related: terminate
Antonyms: begin
  • "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"
3. (be) be the end of; be the last or concluding part of
Related: terminate
  • "This sad scene ended the movie"
4. (destroy) put an end to
  • "The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived"
end noun
1. (extremity) either extremity of something that has length
Related: terminal
  • "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"
2. (point) the point in time at which something ends
Related: ending
Antonyms: beginning
  • "the end of the year"
  • "the ending of warranty period"
3. (ending) the final stage or concluding parts of an event or occurrence
Related: last
  • "the end was exciting"
  • "I had to miss the last of the movie"
4. (part) a final part or section
Antonyms: beginning
  • "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"
5. (state) a final state
Related: destruction, death
  • "he came to a bad end"
  • "the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end"
6. (surface) the surface at either extremity of a three-dimensional object
  • "one end of the box was marked `This side up'"
7. (lineman) (football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage
  • "the end managed to hold onto the pass"
8. (boundary) a boundary marking the extremities of something
  • "the end of town"
9. (topographic_point) 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. (contribution) the part you are expected to play
  • "he held up his end"
11. (piece_of_cloth) a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold
Related: remainder, remnant, oddment
12. (lineman) (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage
  • "no one wanted to play end"
conclusion noun
1. (section) the last section of a communication
Related: end, close, closing, ending
  • "in conclusion I want to say..."
goal noun
1. (content) the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it
Related: end
  • "the ends justify the means"
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