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end

 
pronunciation:
end
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
make ends meet, make both ends meet, end up
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: either extreme point of anything that has length.
Tie a knot at the end of the string.Our house is at the 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 commercial district is in 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.
He goes straight home at 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.
I've reached the end of my patience.
similar words:
extent, extremity, fate, last, limit, measure
definition 5: the concluding part.
The end of the movie is quite sad.I read to the end of the book last night.
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 ends meet
phrase: make both ends meet
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: ends, ending, ended
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.
We hope to end as champions this year.
synonyms:
wind up
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phrase: end up
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  • ending:
    the last part of something.
  • endless:
    without end.
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