End - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |end|  American pronunciation of the word end
Brit.  |end|  British pronunciation of the word end


- either extremity of something that has length(syn: terminal)
- the point in time at which something ends(syn: ending)
- the final stage or concluding parts of an event or occurrence(syn: last)
- the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it(syn: goal)
- a final part or section
- a final state(syn: death, destruction)
- the surface at either extremity of a three-dimensional object

▼ (7)


- have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical(syn: cease, finish, stop, terminate)
- bring to an end or halt(syn: terminate)
- be the end of; be the last or concluding part of(syn: terminate)
- put an end to


The report is due at the end of the month.

She interviewed several players at the end of the game.

The restaurant is in the north end of the city.

We biked from one end of the island to the other.

The house is at the end of the road.

They live at opposite ends of town.

The deep end of a swimming pool

She drove the end of the stake into the ground.

The car's front end was damaged.

One end of the rope was tangled.

The end product of a process

The end point of the operation

Put the platter at the end of the table.

The school is at the south end of town.

We stayed at the concert to the very end.

Phrasal verbs

end up  — finally be or do something

Word forms

I/you/we/they: end
he/she/it: ends
present participle: ending
past tense: ended
past participle: ended
singular: end
plural: ends
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