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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.


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