conclude may imply a formal closing (as of a meeting).
the service concluded with a blessing
finish may stress completion of a final step in a process.
after it is painted, the house will be finished
complete implies the removal of all deficiencies or a successful finishing of what has been undertaken.
the resolving of this last issue completes the agreement
terminate implies the setting of a limit in time or space.
your employment terminates after three months
Examples of end in a Sentence
The report is due at the end of the month.
She interviewed several players at the end of the game.
The restaurant is in the north end of the city.
We biked from one end of the island to the other.
The house is at the end of the road.
They live at opposite ends of town.
the deep end of a swimming pool
She drove the end of the stake into the ground.
The car's front end was damaged.
One end of the rope was tangled. Adjective
the end product of a process
the end point of the operation See More
Recent Examples on the Web
The father of four took a nearly three-week hiatus from GMA and Fox NFL Sunday at the end of October through the middle of November.—Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 25 Nov. 2023 At the end of the year prices revert to $8/month and $13/month, respectively.—Louryn Strampe, WIRED, 25 Nov. 2023 At the end of 2020, Vanguard lowered the minimum investment in the institutional versions of its target funds, prompting a flight out of the higher-fee standard versions.—Karen Langley, WSJ, 25 Nov. 2023 Hall has been on the road with opening act Todd Rundgren joining him toward the end of each night for some duets.—Chris Willman, Variety, 25 Nov. 2023 Malo grabbed a pair on one side while the opposite ends were lifted by Jose Jasso, another Canyonlands staffer.—Blake Nelson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Nov. 2023 The streamer then greenlit a second season (coming out before the end of the year) and a third season of the horror apocalypse drama.—Kayti Burt, Rolling Stone, 13 Nov. 2023 According to a Google support posting by the end of 2023, there will no longer be support for the Basic HTML version of Gmail that can be viewed in your web browser.—Davey Winder, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 All six of the lawmakers, with the exception of Santos, voted against the continuing resolution passed at the end of September.—Cami Mondeaux, Washington Examiner, 13 Nov. 2023
When this cease-fire period ends, as Netanyahu has said, other conflict will continue.—Nbc Universal, NBC News, 26 Nov. 2023 But Israel has vowed to resume its offensive once the truce ends.—Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, arkansasonline.com, 25 Nov. 2023 Hopes were tempered, though, by Israeli leaders’ vows that, once the cease-fire ends, Israel will once again pursue its goal of destroying Hamas.—Alan Yuhas, New York Times, 25 Nov. 2023 When school ended, his lifelong course in continuing education began.—Steve Lopez, Los Angeles Times, 25 Nov. 2023 When the monologues ended, pictures of their sons flashed on the screen.—Jasmine Hilton, Washington Post, 25 Nov. 2023 Newcomers include characters played by Juno Temple and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Venom 3 was originally set to hit theaters July 12, 2024, but was pushed back to Nov. 8, 2024, when the strike ended to give it more time to finish shooting and complete postproduction work.—Christy Piña, The Hollywood Reporter, 24 Nov. 2023 Israel has defined its war aims as toppling Hamas from power, killing its leadership, freeing the more than 200 hostages in Gaza and ending any security threat from the strip.—Dov Lieber, WSJ, 24 Nov. 2023 The series, starring Canadian actor Keanu Reeves as the titular character, began with Wick, a legendary hitman, ending his retirement to exact revenge on the men who broke into his home, beat him and killed his dog — a gift from his deceased wife.—Skyler Trepel, Peoplemag, 24 Nov. 2023
The long diagonal spout provides greater reach into garden beds, and the interchangeable brass roses (the end sprinkler attachments) allow for customized water pressure from a fine mist to heavier shower.—Ebony Roberts, wsj.com, 17 Oct. 2023 The end-Triassic extinction, which happened 201 million years ago, was Earth’s third most severe extinction event since the dawn of animal life.—Howard Lee, Ars Technica, 8 Feb. 2023 The Republican Party has gone all in on the culture war, and its end-state goal is to force the unconditional surrender of blue states on issues of health care access for women and transgender people.—Brynn Tannehill, The New Republic, 15 Mar. 2023 Associated and Nicolet shares also started to bounce after sinking early Monday morning, posting end-ofthe-day declines 3.8% and 2.9%, respectively, while U.S. Bank’s stock fell 10%.—Genevieve Redsten, Journal Sentinel, 14 Mar. 2023 Crawford’s end-of-2022 numbers — a 3-6 record and 5.47 ERA with a 23.1 percent strikeout rate and 8.7 percent walk rate before getting shut down with a shoulder impingement — were hardly dazzling.—Alex Speier, BostonGlobe.com, 3 Mar. 2023 The process would recycle end-of-life battery and production scrap and remanufacture that into critical materials, the Energy Department said in a blog post.—Matthew Daly, Fortune, 9 Feb. 2023 While most sharks gradually returned to shallow waters after the end-Permian mass extinction, some species permanently adapted to deeper waters, concludes the Cladodontomorph study.—Samantha Arrowsmith, Discover Magazine, 15 Apr. 2022 SungEel Recycling Park Georgia will recycle end-of-life batteries to reclaim critical metals such as nickel, cobalt and lithium.—J. Scott Trubey, ajc, 18 Aug. 2022 See More
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Middle English ende, from Old English; akin to Old High German enti end, Latin ante before, Greek anti against
probably alteration of English dialect in to harvest
French, from Greek, from endon within; akin to Greek en in, Old Latin indu, Hittite andan within — more at in
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a