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Idioms about end

Origin of end

1
First recorded before 900; Middle English, Old English ende; cognate with Old Frisian enda, Middle Dutch e(i)nde, Old Saxon endi, Old High German anti, German Ende, Old Norse endi(r), Gothic andeis “end,” from unattested Germanic anthjá-; akin to Sanskrit ánta- “end”

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5. End, close, conclusion, finish, outcome refer to the termination of something. End implies a natural termination or completion, or an attainment of purpose: the end of a day, of a race; to some good end. Close often implies a planned rounding off of something in process: the close of a conference. Conclusion suggests a decision or arrangement: All evidence leads to this conclusion; the conclusion of peace terms. Finish emphasizes completion of something begun: a fight to the finish. Outcome suggests the issue of something that was in doubt: the outcome of a game. 7. See aim.

OTHER WORDS FROM end

ender, noun

Other definitions for end (2 of 4)

end2
[ end ]
/ ɛnd /

verb (used with object) British Dialect.
to put wheat, hay, or other grain into a stack or barn.

Origin of end

2
First recorded in 1610–20; perhaps variant of dialect in “to harvest,” from Old English innian “to lodge, put up”; see inn

Other definitions for end (3 of 4)

end-

variant of endo- before a vowel: endameba.

Other definitions for end (4 of 4)

end.

abbreviation
endorsed.
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British Dictionary definitions for end (1 of 4)

end1
/ (ɛnd) /

noun
verb
See also end up

Derived forms of end

ender, noun

Word Origin for end

Old English ende; related to Old Norse endir, Gothic andeis, Old High German endi, Latin antiae forelocks, Sanskrit antya last

British Dictionary definitions for end (2 of 4)

end2
/ (ɛnd) /

verb
(tr) British to put (hay or grain) into a barn or stack

Word Origin for end

Old English innian; related to Old High German innōn; see inn

British Dictionary definitions for end (3 of 4)

end-

combining form
a variant of endo-

British Dictionary definitions for end (4 of 4)

-end

suffix forming nouns
See -and
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Other Idioms and Phrases with end

end

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