- year's end; the end of a calendar year.
- taking place or done at the year-end: a year-end sale; a year-end audit.
Origin of year-end
First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for year-end
At his year-end, pre-Hawaii press conference, we caught a rare glimpse of peak Obama.The Liberation of the Lame Duck: Obama Goes Full Bulworth
December 19, 2014
Two years ago, A Separation swept the year-end prizes for foreign film, and Asghar Farhadi is now back with The Past.The New Auteur of Iran: Asghar Farhadi Reinvents Domestic Drama With ‘The Past’
December 26, 2013
Every December, the Internet is flooded with year-end best of lists.The Best of the Best Books List: 2013 Critics’ Top Picks
December 18, 2013
Google has released its year-end data revealing the top trending terms in America in 2013.The 10 Things You Googled in 2013: Death, Destruction, and Royal Babies
December 17, 2013
Who are the outspoken advocates and who's just showing up for the year-end gala?The 25 Most Charitable Celebrities of 2013
December 16, 2013
They are filled with lower and middle-class Japanese, all buying their year-end presents.A Journal from Japan
Marie Carmichael Stopes
There was Oak and Ash and Thorn enough in that year-end shower to magic away a thousand memories.Puck of Pook's Hill
And poor Martin dug from year-end to year-end, in the weary hope of some day lighting on a great heap of wealth.Fifty-Two Stories For Girls
His wages were to be raised to thirty shillings at the year-end, if things went well.Sons and Lovers
David Herbert Lawrence
Also the fact that it is the first of the two columns, which closes with this year-end, seems to show a purpose.