noun \ˈend\

: a point that marks the limit of something : the point at which something no longer continues to happen or exist

: the last part of a story, movie, song, etc.

: the part at the edge or limit of an area

Full Definition of END

a :  the part of an area that lies at the boundary
b (1) :  a point that marks the extent of something
(2) :  the point where something ceases to exist <world without end>
c :  the extreme or last part lengthwise :  tip
d :  the terminal unit of something spatial that is marked off by units
e :  a player stationed at the extremity of a line (as in football)
a :  cessation of a course of action, pursuit, or activity
b :  death, destruction
c (1) :  the ultimate state
(2) :  result, issue
:  something incomplete, fragmentary, or undersized :  remnant
a :  an outcome worked toward :  purpose <the end of poetry is to be poetry — R. P. Warren>
b :  the object by virtue of or for the sake of which an event takes place
a :  a share in an undertaking <kept your end up>
b :  a particular operation or aspect of an undertaking or organization <the sales end of the business>
:  something that is extreme :  ultimate —used with the
:  a period of action or turn in any of various sports events (as archery or lawn bowling)
end·ed \ˈen-dəd\ adjective
in the end
:  after all, ultimately <will surely succeed in the end>
no end
:  exceedingly <it pleases us no end>
on end
:  without a stop or letup <it rained for days on end>

Examples of END

  1. The report is due at the end of the month.
  2. She interviewed several players at the end of the game.
  3. The restaurant is in the north end of the city.
  4. We biked from one end of the island to the other.
  5. The house is at the end of the road.
  6. They live at opposite ends of town.
  7. the deep end of a swimming pool
  8. She drove the end of the stake into the ground.
  9. The car's front end was damaged.
  10. One end of the rope was tangled.

Origin of END

Middle English ende, from Old English; akin to Old High German enti end, Latin ante before, Greek anti against
First Known Use: before 12th century



Definition of END

transitive verb
a :  to bring to an end
b :  destroy
:  to make up the end of <a wedding scene ends the film>
intransitive verb
a :  to come to an end <the meeting will end at noon>
b :  to reach a specified ultimate rank, situation, or place —usually used with up <ended up as a colonel>
:  die

First Known Use of END

before 12th century



Definition of END

:  final, ultimate <end results> <end markets>

Examples of END

  1. the end product of a process
  2. the end point of the operation

First Known Use of END

13th century



Definition of END

transitive verb
dial English
:  to put (grain or hay) into a barn or stack

Origin of END

probably alteration of English dialect in to harvest
First Known Use: 1607

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall


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