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  1. [noun] either extremity of something that has length; "the end of the pier"; "she knotted the end of the thread"; "they rode to the end of the line"

  2. [noun] the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the year"; "the ending of warranty period"
    Synonyms: ing

  3. [noun] the concluding parts of an event or occurrence; "the end was exciting"; "I had to miss the last of the movie"
    Synonyms: last, final stage

  4. [noun] the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it; "the ends justify the means"
    Synonyms: goal

  5. [noun] a final part or section; "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"

  6. [noun] a final state; "he came to a bad end"; "the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end"
    Synonyms: destruction, death

  7. [noun] the surface at either extremity of a three-dimensional object; "one end of the box was marked `This side up'"

  8. [noun] (football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage; "the end managed to hold onto the pass"

  9. [noun] one of two places from which people are communicating to each other; "the phone rang at the other end"; "both ends wrote at the same time"

  10. [noun] a boundary marking the extremities of something; "the end of town"

  11. [noun] the part you are expected to play; "he held up his end"

  12. [noun] the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..."
    Synonyms: conclusion, close, closing, ing

  13. [noun] a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold
    Synonyms: remainder, remnant, oddment

  14. [noun] a position on the line of scrimmage; "no one wanted to play end"

  15. [verb] have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo"
    Synonyms: stop, finish, terminate, cease

  16. [verb] bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WWI"
    Synonyms: terminate

  17. [verb] be the end of; be the last or concluding part of; "This sad scene ended the movie"
    Synonyms: terminate

  18. [verb] put an end to; "The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived"


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