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Definition of end:

  1. 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"
  2. One of the yarns of the worsted warp in a Brussels carpet.
  3. Point beyond which no procession can be made; conclusion; issue; result, whether successful or otherwise; conclusive event; consequence.
  4. Termination of being; death; destruction; extermination; also, cause of death or destruction.
  5. That which is left; a remnant; a fragment; a scrap; as, odds and ends.
  6. The extreme or last point or part of any material thing considered lengthwise ( the extremity of breadth being side); hence, extremity, in general; the concluding part; termination; close; limit; as, the end of a field, line, pole, road; the end of a year, of a discourse; put an end to pain; -- opposed to beginning, when used of anything having a first part.
  7. The object aimed at in any effort considered as the close and effect of exertion; ppurpose; intention; aim; as, to labor for private or public ends.
  8. To bring to an end or conclusion; to finish; to close; to terminate; as, to end a speech.
  9. To come to the ultimate point; to be finished; to come to a close; to cease; to terminate; as, a voyage ends; life ends; winter ends.
  10. To destroy; to put to death.
  11. To form or be at the end of; as, the letter k ends the word back.

Synonyms:

portion, block up, send away, confine, tag end, mortality, end up, mop up, in justification of something, residuum, round off, leftover, overthrow, engagement, ending, annihilate, exclusion, diverge, end zone, dismiss, cusp, curiosity, limited, American football, extent, set aside, give notice, dust trap, goal, dream, displace, anchorage, repeal, stump, piece, divide, aim, help, idea, line, grand finale, death, fragment, intercept, cut, ceiling, eradicate, stamp out, planned, margin, give the sack, destroy, bootleg, call a halt (to something), residual, extreme, motive, sleep, kibosh, nib, perimeter, nose, perfection, cause, view, corner, ort, remove, take, proscribe, baseline, suppress, turn back, scrap, court, intrusion, check, finish with, peculiarity, conversion kick, reason, intervention, exterminate, abrogate, ratiocination, nullify, barricade, lay off, shutdown, bevel, ascend, effect, block, lapse, ground, destruction, clay, bottom line, cradle, supplant, aim, precede, eat up, extend, block off, plan, stake, death throes, object, ambition, oddity, conclusion, subvert, finish up, passage, purpose, allowance, end of the line, payoff, stub, denouement, pole, continue, mark, death rate, beginning, compass, destination, entry, shoemaker's last, bend, result, surcease, shutting, extirpate, close, blitz, bourne, connect, prohibit, object, curtain, bowl, aspiration, remainder, capper, intent, branch off, involvement, target, fire, dumping ground, balance, crease, center of excellence, participation, hold back, meaning, determination, why, the box, aerie, blockade, depot, withdrawal, final stage, occasion, give the axe, wipeout, terminate, edging, land up, alley, skirt, base, pretension, attainment, rarity, finish, can, retirement, oddment, borderline, stopping point, purpose, top, epilogue, motivation, disaster area, intention, participate, quota, swan song, butt, bifurcate, outcome, interference, closing, abolish, tail end, cease, bump, revoke, pike, force out, expiry, middle, devastation, performance, brim, residue, obliterate, closedown, wind down, the bench, last, point, demolition, death toll, pretext, hem, center, head, length, come to, call it a day/night, decision, start, tip, annul, realization, closing curtain, give up, arrestment, fetch up, allotment, shutoff, carry through, endgame, morbidity, cattle auction, cobbler's last, objective, bring something to an end/a close/a halt, polish off, thing, curtains, get through, carry, curio, excuse, periphery, arrest, circumference, bereavement, stop over, frame, target date, doom, shard, AstroTurf, grave, rest, break off, join, proportion, great divide, offset, backfield, clear, wind up, upshot, skirting, intention, verge, remnant, Dodge City, home stretch, arrangement, hold on, fag end, design, sack, fate, dying, difference, slice, bleachers, stop, reverse, adjournment, contain, ideal, discontinuation, abate, bar.

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