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end

end

 
pronunciation:
end
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
at loose ends, make ends meet, make both ends meet
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the point at which anything that has length starts or stops.
Please tie a knot at the end of the string.There will be a stop sign at the end of the road.
synonyms:
extremity
similar words:
point, tip
definition 2: a point in time at which something stops or finishes; conclusion.
I look forward to going home at the end of the day.
synonyms:
close, completion, finish
antonyms:
birth, dawn, onset, start
similar words:
conclusion
definition 3: the last part.
I cried at the end of the show.
synonyms:
ending
antonyms:
start
similar words:
finale, resolution
definition 4: goal, purpose, or aim.
I am working hard toward a good end.
synonyms:
aim, goal, purpose
similar words:
intention, motive, object
phrase: at loose ends
phrase: make ends meet
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: ended, ending, ends
definition 1: to cause to stop; finish; conclude.
The fire in the building ended the school day earlier than expected.
synonyms:
complete, conclude, finish
antonyms:
begin, start
similar words:
abolish, cap, cease, discontinue, dissolve, halt, kill, lift, stop, terminate, wind up
definition 2: to reach a finish or conclusion; stop.
The class will end around 3:30pm.
synonyms:
cease, stop
antonyms:
abide, begin, continue
similar words:
close, expire, halt, pass, terminate
definition 3: to arrive at the final result; wind up (usually followed by "up").
He ended up staying at home.
synonyms:
wind up
phrase: make both ends meet
Word Builder: end +
  • ending:
    the last part of something.
  • endless:
    without end.
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