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: the part of an area that lies at the boundary
: a point that marks the extent of something
: the point where something ceases to exist
world without end
: the extreme or last part lengthwise : tip
: the terminal unit of something spatial that is marked off by units
: a player stationed at the extremity of a line or team (as in football)
: cessation of a course of action, pursuit, or activity
: death, destruction
: an outcome worked toward : purpose
the end of poetry is to be poetry—R. P. Warren
: the object by virtue of or for the sake of which an event takes place
: a share in an undertaking
kept your end up
: a particular operation or aspect of an undertaking or organization
the sales end of the business
: a period of action or turn in any of various sports events (such as archery or lawn bowling)
ended; ending; ends
: to bring to an end
: to make up the end of
a wedding scene ends the film
: to come to an end
the meeting will end at noon
: to reach a specified ultimate rank, situation, or place —usually used with up
ended up as a colonel
ended; ending; ends
: to put (grain or hay) into a barn or stack
variants or endo-
Noun 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
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NounWonder what Pat Riley thinks about all that money sitting on the end of the bench? —Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 20 Mar. 2023 The Spartans also turned five offensive rebounds into seven points without giving up a second-chance opportunity at the other end. —Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, 20 Mar. 2023 The loss before the Sweet 16 was a disappointing end for the Jayhawks after winning the national title last season and this year's Big 12 regular season. —Erick Smith, USA TODAY, 19 Mar. 2023 But, look, at the end, being indicted never helps anybody. —ABC News, 19 Mar. 2023 The poignancy of this scene will stick with anyone who has ever experienced a similar confusion, loss of confidence or fear — or has been on the end of worry about a missing loved one. —Nancy Lord, Anchorage Daily News, 19 Mar. 2023 Lucho makes an impact (84') Luciano Acosta sprayed a ball long to Sergio Santos, who got on the end of it and deposited it for 3-2. —Cincinnati Enquirer, The Enquirer, 19 Mar. 2023 My deepest condolences on the end of your college life. —Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 19 Mar. 2023 The city of Carlsbad owns the 67-acre parking lot around the mall, including about 10 acres on the northern end of the lot that’s in Oceanside. —Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Mar. 2023
VerbDo all these forces arise because of an inability or an unwillingness by Israel to fundamentally make peace and end the occupation? —Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 7 Mar. 2023 After World War II, designating the start and end dates for daylight saving time fell to state governments. —Beth Ann Malow, The Conversation, 6 Mar. 2023 Don’t expect investment in these startups to transform or end the student loan crisis. —Amanda Hoover, WIRED, 6 Mar. 2023 If all goes as planned in coming days, Moore could end that drought. —Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 Mar. 2023 The steep costs associated with ticketing drew the attention of Debt Free Justice Illinois, a coalition of advocacy groups working to end fines and fees for youths in the justice system. —Jodi S. Cohen, ProPublica, 3 Mar. 2023 Many of the same political leaders who fought to end Roe v. Wade also oppose policies such as the child tax credit and paid family leave. —Laura Goetz, STAT, 3 Mar. 2023 But 500 Women Scientists will end its Fellowship for the Future program, which provided a $5000 stipend, leadership training, and other support to women of color working to make STEMM fields more inclusive and equitable. —Bycatherine Offord, science.org, 2 Mar. 2023 But given all the glaring similarities between ’00s-era diet culture and our current landscape, there are important distinctions that can actually empower us to end this cycle. —Michelle Konstantinovsky, Glamour, 2 Mar. 2023
AdjectiveCrawford’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 Over the next several years, the first generation of EV batteries will reach end-of-life. —Doron Frenkel, Forbes, 16 Aug. 2022 These conclusively tied the Siberian flood basalts to the end-Permian mass extinction, a key result for both biology and geology. —Howard Lee, Ars Technica, 2 July 2022 Sedimentologist Christopher Fielding of the University of Connecticut, one of our longtime colleagues, had recently identified these rocks as river and lake sediments deposited during the end-Permian event. —Chris Mays, Scientific American, 23 June 2022 But Heller and McDonald do not support applying means-end scrutiny in the Second Amendment context. —Matt Ford, The New Republic, 23 June 2022 See More
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