- either extremity of something that has length (syn: terminal)
the end of the pier
she knotted the end of the thread
they rode to the end of the line
- the point in time at which something ends (syn: ending)
the end of the year
the ending of warranty period
- the final stage or concluding parts of an event or occurrence (syn: last)
the end was exciting
- the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it (syn: goal)
the ends justify the means
- 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
- a final state (syn: death, destruction)
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
one end of the box was marked 'This side up'
- (football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage
the end managed to hold onto the pass
- a boundary marking the extremities of something
the end of town
- 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
- the part you are expected to play
he held up his end
- the last section of a communication (syn: close, closing, conclusion, ending)
- a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold (syn: remainder, remnant)
- (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage
no one wanted to play end
- have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical (syn: cease, finish, stop, terminate)
My property ends by the bushes
The symphony ends in a pianissimo
- bring to an end or halt (syn: terminate)
She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime
- be the end of; be the last or concluding part of (syn: terminate)
This sad scene ended the movie
- put an end to
The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived
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.
— finally be or do something
present participle: ending
past tense: ended
past participle: ended