Definitions for endɛnd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the last part, lengthwise, of anything that is longer than it is wide:

    the end of a rope.

  2. a point that indicates the full extent of something; limit; bounds.

  3. a part or place at or adjacent to an extremity:

    the west end of town.

  4. the most remote place or point.

  5. termination; conclusion.

  6. the concluding part.

  7. an intention or aim:

    to gain one's ends.

  8. the object for which a thing exists; purpose.

  9. an outcome or result.

  10. termination of existence; death.

  11. destruction or ruin, or a cause of this.

  12. a remnant or fragment.

  13. a share or part.

  14. a warp thread running vertically and interlaced with the filling yarn in the woven fabric.

    Category: Textiles

  15. either of the linemen in football stationed farthest from the center.

    Category: Sport

  16. a unit of a game, as in curling or lawn bowling.

    Category: Sport

  17. the end,Slang. someone or something incredibly good or bad; the limit.

  18. (v.t.)to bring to an end; conclude; terminate.

  19. to form the end of.

  20. to kill.

  21. to surpass or epitomize (usu. in the infinitive):

    the blunder to end all blunders.

  22. (v.i.)to come to an end; cease.

  23. to result (usu. fol. by in).

  24. to reach a final status or condition (often fol. by up).

  25. (adj.)final or ultimate:

    the end result.

Idioms for end:

  1. end to end,in a row with ends touching.

    Category: Idiom

  2. go off the deep end, to lose emotional control; become overwrought. to act in a reckless or impulsive manner.

    Category: Idiom, Status (usage)

  3. make (both) ends meet,to live within one's means.

    Category: Idiom

  4. no end,very much or many:

    to be pleased no end by the response.

    Category: Idiom

  5. on end, with one end down; upright. continuously.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of end:

bef. 900; ME, OE ende, c. OFris enda, OS endi, OHG anti, ON endi(r), Go andeis end < Gmc *anthjá-



  1. endameba.

    Category: Affix

    Ref: var. of endo- before a vowel:


  1. endorsed.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. end, terminal(noun)

    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"

  2. end, ending(noun)

    the point in time at which something ends

    "the end of the year"; "the ending of warranty period"

  3. end, last, final stage(noun)

    the concluding parts of an event or occurrence

    "the end was exciting"; "I had to miss the last of the movie"

  4. goal, end(noun)

    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"

  5. end(noun)

    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"

  6. end, destruction, death(noun)

    a final state

    "he came to a bad end"; "the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end"

  7. end(noun)

    the surface at either extremity of a three-dimensional object

    "one end of the box was marked `This side up'"

  8. end(noun)

    (football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage

    "the end managed to hold onto the pass"

  9. end(noun)

    a boundary marking the extremities of something

    "the end of town"

  10. end(noun)

    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. end(noun)

    the part you are expected to play

    "he held up his end"

  12. conclusion, end, close, closing, ending(noun)

    the last section of a communication

    "in conclusion I want to say..."

  13. end, remainder, remnant, oddment(noun)

    a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold

  14. end(verb)

    (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage

    "no one wanted to play end"

  15. end, stop, finish, terminate, cease(verb)

    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"

  16. end, terminate(verb)

    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"

  17. end, terminate(verb)

    be the end of; be the last or concluding part of

    "This sad scene ended the movie"

  18. end(verb)

    put an end to

    "The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. end(verb)ɛnd

    to stop

    What time does the school day end?; His affair ended their marriage.


  1. End(Noun)

    A key that when pressed causes the cursor to go to the last character of the current line.

  2. Origin: From enden, endien, from endian, from andiōnan, from ant-. Cognate with einden, enden, enda.

Webster Dictionary

  1. End(noun)

    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

  2. End(noun)

    point beyond which no procession can be made; conclusion; issue; result, whether successful or otherwise; conclusive event; consequence

  3. End(noun)

    termination of being; death; destruction; extermination; also, cause of death or destruction

  4. End(noun)

    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

  5. End(noun)

    that which is left; a remnant; a fragment; a scrap; as, odds and ends

  6. End(noun)

    one of the yarns of the worsted warp in a Brussels carpet

  7. End(verb)

    to bring to an end or conclusion; to finish; to close; to terminate; as, to end a speech

  8. End(verb)

    to form or be at the end of; as, the letter k ends the word back

  9. End(verb)

    to destroy; to put to death

  10. End(verb)

    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


  1. End

    An end in American football is a player who lines up at either end of the line of scrimmage. Rules state that a legal offensive formation must always consist of seven players on the line of scrimmage. An end who lines up close to the offensive line is known as a tight end, while one who lines up some distance from the offensive line is known as a split end. In recent years, the generic term wide receiver has come to define both split ends and flankers. The terms “split end” and “flanker” are no longer in common usage. There is a commonly used position on the defense called the defensive end. However, as there are no rules regulating the formation of the defense, players at this position commonly take on and share multiple roles with other positions in different defensive schemes. Before the advent of two platoons, in which teams fielded distinct defensive and offensive units, players that lined up on the ends of the line on both offense and defense were referred to simply as "ends".

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'end' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #201

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'end' in Written Corpus Frequency: #244

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'end' in Nouns Frequency: #33

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'end' in Verbs Frequency: #141

Translations for end

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the last or farthest part of the length of something

the house at the end of the road; both ends of the room; Put the tables end to end (= with the end of one touching the end of another); (also adjective) We live in the end house.

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