What is end?

  • (noun): A final part or section.
    Example: "We have given it at the end of the section since it involves the calculus"; "Start at the beginning and go on until you come to the end"
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "end":

  • (noun): The point in time at which something ends.
    Example: "The end of the year"
    Synonyms: ending
  • (noun): A piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold.
    Synonyms: remainder, remnant, oddment
  • (noun): (football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage.
    Example: "The end managed to hold onto the pass"
  • (noun): A final state.
    Example: "He came to a bad end"; "the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end"
    Synonyms: destruction, death
  • (verb): Bring to an end or halt.
    Synonyms: terminate
  • (noun): One of two places from which people are communicating to each other.
    Example: "The phone rang at the other end"; "both ends wrote at the same time"
  • (noun): The state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it.
    Synonyms: goal
  • (noun): A boundary marking the extremities of something.
    Example: "The end of town"
  • (verb): Put an end to.
    Example: "The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived"
  • (noun): The concluding parts of an event or occurrence.
    Example: "The end was exciting"
    Synonyms: last, final stage
  • (noun): Either extremity of something that has length.
    Example: "The end of the pier"; "she knotted the end of the thread"; "they rode to the end of the line"
  • (verb): Be the end of; be the last or concluding part of.
    Synonyms: terminate
  • (noun): The surface at either extremity of a three-dimensional object.
    Example: "One end of the box was marked 'This side up'"
  • (verb): Have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical.
    Synonyms: stop, finish, terminate, cease
  • (noun): The part you are expected to play.
    Example: "He held up his end"
  • (noun): A position on the line of scrimmage.
    Example: "No one wanted to play end"