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end

 
pronunciation:
end
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
make both ends meet, make ends meet
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: either extreme point of anything that has length.
the end of the stringthe end of the road
synonyms:
extremity, terminus
similar words:
apogee, point, terminal, tip, ultima Thule
definition 2: a point or area at or adjacent to an extremity, often serving as a boundary or limit.
the west end of town
synonyms:
limit, terminus
similar words:
border, edge, extremity, margin, side
definition 3: a point in time at which a process, activity, or designated period ceases or reaches completion; termination; conclusion.
the end of the day
synonyms:
close, completion, consummation, finish, stop, termination
antonyms:
beginning, birth, dawn, inception, onset, start
similar words:
conclusion, evening, finis, ultimate, windup
definition 4: extreme limit; ultimate extent.
the end of my patience
similar words:
extent, extremity, fate, last, limit, measure
definition 5: the concluding part.
the end of the moviethe end of the book
synonyms:
closure, conclusion, ending
antonyms:
beginning, start
similar words:
coda, denouement, epilogue, finale, resolution, ultimate, wane
definition 6: goal, purpose, or aim.
We're all working toward the same end.
synonyms:
aim, goal, purpose, terminus
similar words:
effect, intention, motive, object
definition 7: result; outcome.
What was the end of the argument?
synonyms:
outcome, result, upshot
similar words:
aftermath, conclusion, consequence, effect, fate, fruit, issue
definition 8: death; destruction; ruin.
He met his end during the war.
synonyms:
annihilation, death, demise, destruction, extinction, fate, ruin
similar words:
abolition, destiny, doom, passing
definition 9: share or area of responsibility.
I did my end of the work. Did you?
synonyms:
quota, share
similar words:
part, portion
definition 10: point of view.
It looks fine from my end.
synonyms:
point of view, standpoint
similar words:
perspective
definition 11: in football, a player who lines up at one end of the line of scrimmage.
definition 12: (informal, old-fashioned) the very best or worst (prec. by "the").
These milkshakes are just the end!
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phrase: make both ends meet
phrase: make ends meet
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: ended, ending, ends
definition 1: to cause to stop; finish; conclude.
The thunderstorm ended the picnic.A back injury ended her career as a dancer.
synonyms:
complete, conclude, finish
antonyms:
begin, continue, start
similar words:
abolish, cap, cease, discontinue, dissolve, halt, kill, lift, stop, terminate, wind up
definition 2: to form the conclusion of; be the last part of.
The love scene ended the film.
synonyms:
close, terminate, wind up, wrap up
similar words:
climax, complete, conclude, consummate, culminate
definition 3: to cause the death or ruin of; destroy; kill.
They said my grandfather died of a stroke, but I think it was really heartbreak that ended him.The scandal ended him as a politician.
synonyms:
annihilate, destroy, eradicate, exterminate, extinguish, finish, kill, obliterate
antonyms:
begin
similar words:
abolish, demolish, liquidate, ruin
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to reach a finish or conclusion; cease; stop.
The school semester ends in May.Their marriage ended in divorce.The movie ended with a surprise twist.
synonyms:
cease, climax, conclude, culminate, finish, stop
antonyms:
abide, begin, continue, start
similar words:
close, discontinue, expire, halt, pass, round, terminate, top
definition 2: to result (usu. fol. by "in").
Her hard work ended in fame and fortune.
synonyms:
result, terminate
definition 3: to arrive at or attain a final condition or goal (usu. fol. by "up").
He had thought about going to the party, but he ended up staying at home instead.I took the wrong bus and ended up somewhere in Brooklyn.We hope to end as champions this year.
synonyms:
wind up
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  • ending:
    the last part of something.
  • endless:
    without end.
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