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end
end NOUN 1) the final part of something. 2) the furthest or most extreme part. 3) a termination of a state or situation: they called for an end to violence. 4) a person's death or downfall. 5) a goal or desired result. 6) a part or share of an activity: your end of the deal. 7) a small piece that is left after use. 8) the part of a sports field or court defended by one team or player.
VERB 1) come or bring to an end; finish. 2) (end in) have as its result. 3) (end up) eventually reach or come to a particular state or place.
at the end of the day — Cf. ↑at the end of the day
be the end — Cf. be the end
end it all — Cf. ↑end it all
the end of the road (or line) — Cf. ↑the end of the line
the end of one's tether — Cf. ↑the end of one's tether
end on — Cf. ↑end on
end to end — Cf. ↑end to end
in the end — Cf. ↑in the end
keep (or hold) one's end up — Cf. ↑keep one's end up
make (both) ends meet — Cf. ↑make ends meet
no end — Cf. ↑no end
no end of — Cf. ↑no end of
on end — Cf. ↑on end
the sharp end — Cf. ↑the sharp end
ORIGIN Old English.

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  • End — ([e^]nd), n. [OE. & AS. ende; akin to OS. endi, D. einde, eind, OHG. enti, G. ende, Icel. endir, endi, Sw. [ a]nde, Dan. ende, Goth. andeis, Skr. anta. [root]208. Cf. {Ante }, {Anti }, {Answer}.] 1. The extreme or last point or part of any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • End on — End End ([e^]nd), n. [OE. & AS. ende; akin to OS. endi, D. einde, eind, OHG. enti, G. ende, Icel. endir, endi, Sw. [ a]nde, Dan. ende, Goth. andeis, Skr. anta. [root]208. Cf. {Ante }, {Anti }, {Answer}.] 1. The extreme or last point or part of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • end*/*/*/ — [end] noun [C] I 1) the final part of a period of time We re going on holiday at the end of this month.[/ex] They ll make their decision at the very end of the week.[/ex] The work should be completed by the end of the year.[/ex] 2) the time when… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • end — end1 [end] n. [ME & OE ende, akin to Ger ende, Goth andeis < IE * antyos, opposite, lying ahead < * anti , opposite, facing (< base * ants, front, forehead) < OHG endi, forehead, Ger anti, L ante] 1. a limit or limiting part; point of …   English World dictionary

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