end·​game | \ ˈen(d)-ˌgām How to pronounce endgame (audio) \

Definition of endgame

: the stage of a chess game after major reduction of forces also : the final stage of some action or process

Examples of endgame in a Sentence

they're now in the endgame of the negotiations for a new labor contract
Recent Examples on the Web Will that be the case with Vecna or is his story a part of the endgame? Lauren Huff, EW.com, 3 June 2022 Either way, the endgame is the same — to empower companies and employees with the market observations and insights needed to make better decisions. Josh Dunham, Forbes, 26 May 2022 This entire method of determining a nominee is stupid because, as upsetting as Fessy leaving might have been for certain people, his exit benefits everyone’s endgame. Kyndall Cunningham, Vulture, 22 Sep. 2021 Not that the movie’s endgame — a bloody, fiery spectacle of destruction that suggests the Revelations to that prologue’s Genesis — would be entirely out of place in most Hollywood blockbusters, give or take a lot of CGI. Los Angeles Times, 19 Aug. 2021 After 2½ violent months, the standoff at the Azovstal plant appears to be entering an endgame. David L. Stern, Washington Post, 12 May 2022 An agreement is not yet final and may still fall apart, but what had initially seemed to be a highly improbable deal appeared to be nearing an endgame. New York Times, 24 Apr. 2022 Ultimately, fans know that KaToby is not endgame as a flashforward in the season 5 finale saw Kate getting married to music school boss Phillip (Chris Geere). Karen Mizoguchi, PEOPLE.com, 22 Mar. 2022 As well as focusing on the endgame, position yourself to enjoy the journey. Jodie Cook, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of endgame

1881, in the meaning defined above

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21 Jun 2022

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“Endgame.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endgame. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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