Definition of


  1. (noun, act) (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage
  2. (noun, act) the part you are expected to play
  3. (noun, artifact) a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold
  4. (noun, cognition) a final part or section
    Start at the beginning and go on until you come to the end
  5. (noun, cognition) the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it
  6. (noun, communication) the last section of a communication
  7. (noun, event) the concluding parts of an event or occurrence
    I had to miss the last of the movie
  8. (noun, location) a boundary marking the extremities of something
  9. (noun, location) either extremity of something that has length
    she knotted the end of the thread
    they rode to the end of the line
    the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix
  10. (noun, location) the surface at either extremity of a three-dimensional object
  11. (noun, location) one of two places from which people are communicating to each other
    both ends wrote at the same time
  12. (noun, person) (football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage
  13. (noun, state) a final state
    the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end
  14. (noun, time) the point in time at which something ends
    the ending of warranty period
  15. (verb, change) bring to an end or halt
    The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I
  16. (verb, creation) put an end to
  17. (verb, stative) have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
    Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other
    My property ends by the bushes
    The symphony ends in a pianissimo
  18. (verb, stative) be the end of; be the last or concluding part of

via WordNet, Princeton University

Antonyms of End

begin, beginning, middle

Origin of the word End

  1. O.E. ende, from P.Gmc. *andja (cf. O.Fris. enda, O.N. endir, O.H.G. enti), originally "the opposite side," from PIE *antjo "end, boundary," from base anta-/*anti- "opposite, in front of, before" (see ante). Original sense of "outermost part" is obsolete except in phrase ends of the earth. Sense of "destruction, death" was … more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like End

emanate, emda, emend, emended, eminent, emit, emmanthe, emmet, emote, emydidae, enate, ended, endow, endowed, endue, enid, enmity, ennead, entity

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