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end

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of end

  1. 1 the stopping of a process or activity the end of hostilities brought general rejoicing Synonyms of end arrest, arrestment, cease, cessation, check, close, closedown, closure, conclusion, cutoff, discontinuance, discontinuation, ending, expiration, finish, halt, lapse, offset, shutdown, shutoff, stay, stop, stoppage, surcease, termination Words Related to end mop-up, phaseout; abeyance, break, interruption, layoff, letup, moratorium, pause, standstill, suspension Near Antonyms of end extension, persistence, prolongation Antonyms of end continuance, continuation

  2. 2 a real or imaginary point beyond which a person or thing cannot go I'm at the end of my patience with these little brats Synonyms of end bound, boundary, cap, ceiling, confines, limit, extent, limitation, line, terminationWords Related to end extremity, fag end, terminus; border, brim, edge, margin, rim, verge; outside; bar, barrier, fence, hedge, restraint, stop, wall

  3. 3 an unused or unwanted piece or item typically of small size or value a couple of ends of wallpaper were all that was left after we finished papering the room Synonyms of end scrap, fag end, leftover, oddment, remainder, remnant, stubWords Related to end leavings, odds and ends, pickings, refuse, remains, residual, residue, scraping(s), stump, vestige; balance, rest; chip, flake, fragment, piece, sliver, splinter; ribbon(s), shred, tatterNear Antonyms of end whole

  4. 4 something that one hopes or intends to accomplish in this case the ends definitely do not justify the means Synonyms of end aim, ambition, aspiration, bourne (also bourn), design, dream, goal, idea, ideal, intent, intention, mark, meaning, object, objective, plan, point, pretension, purpose, target, thingWords Related to end grail, holy grail; plot, project, scheme; desire, hope, mind, wish; nirvana; destination, terminusNear Antonyms of end means, method, way

  5. 5 the last and usually sharp or tapering part of something long and narrow a child's pair of scissors with blunt ends Synonyms of end apex, cusp, point, nib, nose, pike, tipWords Related to end pinpoint; prong, tine; barb, jag, prickle, snag, spike, sticker

  6. 6 the last part of a process or action the war wasn't yet over, but we were definitely at the beginning of the end Synonyms of end capper, close, closing, conclusion, consummation, finale, endgame, ending, finis, finish, grand finale, home stretch, mop-up, windup, wrap-upWords Related to end acme, apex, capstone, climax, copestone, coup de grâce (or coup de grace), crescendo, crown, culmination, high-water mark, meridian, peak, pinnacle, summit, tip-top, top, zenith; aftermath, anticlimax, coda, epilogue (also epilog), postscript; shank, tag end, tail endNear Antonyms of end foreword, introduction, overture, preamble, preface, prelude, prologue (also prolog)Antonyms of end baseline, beginning, dawn, day one, nascence, nascency, opening, start

  7. 7 the line or relatively narrow space that marks the outer limit of something the ends of his shirt cuffs were badly frayed Synonyms of end borderline, bound, boundary, brim, circumference, compass, confines, edge, edging, border, frame, fringe, hem, margin, perimeter, periphery, rim, skirt, skirting, vergeWords Related to end ambit; brink, crest, curb, cusp, lip; ceiling, maximum; demarcation, extent, limitation, measure, mere, restriction, termination; borderland, frontier, march, outskirts, pale, selvage; lap; shoreNear Antonyms of end center, core, heart; inner, inside, interior, middle, within

  8. 8 the permanent stopping of all the vital bodily activities Henry Hudson and eight others were set adrift in the bay in a small boat, and how they met their end is unknown Synonyms of end curtains, decease, demise, dissolution, doom, death, exit, expiration, expiry, fate, grave, great divide, passage, passing, quietus, sleepWords Related to end casualty, fatality; martyrdom, self-destruction, self-murder, self-slaughter, suicide; annihilation, destruction, ending, extermination, ruin; assassination, execution, killing, massacre, slaughterNear Antonyms of end existence, life; creation, genesis, origination, riseAntonyms of end birth, nativity

  9. 9 something belonging to, due to, or contributed by an individual member of a group keep up your end of the bargain Synonyms of end allotment, allowance, cut, share, part, piece, portion, proportion, quota, slice, takeWords Related to end lot, ration; commission, percentage; member, partition, section, segmentNear Antonyms of end aggregate, composite, compound, pool, sum, total, totality; whole


end

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of end

  1. 1 to bring (an event) to a natural or appropriate stopping point let's end the meeting with a short prayer Synonyms of end close out, complete, conclude, close, finish, round (off or out), terminate, wind up, wrap upWords Related to end climax, crown; consummate, perfect; halt, stop, suspendAntonyms of end begin, commence, inaugurate, open, start

  2. 2 to bring (as an action or operation) to an immediate end unfortunately, an argument ended their date, and they're still not speaking to each other Synonyms of end break, break off, break up, can [slang], cease, cut off, cut out, desist (from), discontinue, drop, stop, give over, halt, knock off, lay off, leave off, pack (up or in), quit, shut offWords Related to end complete, conclude, finish; close (down); deactivate; block, blockade, dam, delay, detain, hinder, hold, hold back, impede, kibosh, obstruct, stem; call, suspend; arrest, brake, check, clamp down, rein (in), squash, squelch, stamp, stanch (or staunch), stunt, suppress, turn back; pause, stay, suspend; abolish, abort, annul, demolish, destroy, dissolve, kill, ruin, scuttle, snuffNear Antonyms of end carry on, continue, follow through (with), keep up, run on; advance, proceed, progress; actuate, drive, impel, propel, stir

  3. 3 to come to an end a book so good that you hate to see it end Synonyms of end break off, break up, close, conclude, dead-end, determine, die, discontinue, elapse, cease, expire, finish, go, halt, lapse, leave off, let up, pass, quit, stop, terminate, wind up, wink (out)Words Related to end desist (from), lay off (of), refrain (from); give over [British], knock off, pack (up or in); break down, conk (out), cut out, stall; pause, stay, suspend; abate, peter (out), wind downNear Antonyms of end draw out, extend, prolong, protractAntonyms of end continue, hang on, persist

  4. 4 to stop living a great general, who ended on the field of battle Synonyms of end check out, conk (out), croak [slang], decease, demise, depart, drop, die, exit, expire, fall, flatline, go, kick in [slang], kick off [slang], pass (on), pass away, part, peg out [chiefly British], perish, pop off, step out, succumbWords Related to end predecease; consume, disappear, dry up, fade, failNear Antonyms of end come to, revive; linger; be, exist, subsist; flourish, prosper, thriveAntonyms of end breathe, live



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