Trending: endgame

Lookups spiked 10,200% on December 7th, 2018

Why are people looking up endgame?

Endgame topped our lookups on December 7th, 2018, following the trailer release and title reveal of the next Avengers film from Marvel.

What does endgame mean?

Endgame means "the stage of a chess game after major reduction of forces," but also has the broader meaning for non-chess contexts of "the final stage of some action or process."

Where does endgame come from?

A term from the world of chess, endgame has specific roots in the ancient board game, with its military-like strategy and complicated, technical rules. They add a connotation of seriousness and purpose to any enterprise, even if you know Spider-Man is totally coming back.

Endgame was first used in English in the mid-1800s.

Citations

The 'Avengers: Endgame' trailer is here and it's looking like real bad news for our friends.
- Mashable.com, 7 Dec. 2018

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