Definition of end
- either of the linemen: stationed farthest from the center.
- the position played by this lineman.
Idioms about end
- having the end down; upright: to stand a box on end.
- continuously; successively: They talked for hours on end.
Origin of end1
synonym study for end
OTHER WORDS FROM endender, noun
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Other definitions for end (2 of 4)
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MORE ABOUT END
What is a basic definition of end?
An end is a conclusion or a last part of a long object. To end is to cease. The word end has many other senses as a verb, noun, and adjective and is used in several idioms.
End is a very general word that means a conclusion or a part that is near the conclusion. For example, the end of the summer is the exact moment that it stops being summer, while the end of a movie is the last scene or even the last act. End is often used figuratively to mean death, which is the end of a person’s life.
- Real-life examples: The end of World War II occurred in 1945. The credits usually happen at the end of a movie. Sunset signals the end of daytime.
- Used in a sentence: I liked the beginning of the book, but it got boring near the end.
In a similar sense, end is used as a verb to mean to cease or to stop permanently or put a stop to something.
- Real-life examples: You can end a fight by walking away. A class often ends when the bell rings. Sometimes, though, the teacher ends the class early and lets all the students leave.
- Used in a sentence: The song was just getting good when it suddenly ended.
As a noun, end can also mean a last part of something. This sense is used to describe objects that are longer than they are wide. For example, a pencil has an eraser on one end and graphite to write with at the other end.
- Real-life examples: Most power cables have one end that plugs into an electronic device and another end that plugs into the wall. You usually walk across a hallway from one end to the other. A soccer field has goals at each end.
- Used in a sentence: Always point the sharp end of the scissors away from people when you carry them.
Where does end come from?
The first records of end come from before the 900s. It comes from the Old English ende and is related to many other words with the same meaning, including the Old Norse endir, the Gothic andeis, and the Old High German anti.
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What are some other forms related to end?
- ender (noun)
- ending (noun, present tense verb)
- endless (adjective)
- endlessly (adverb)
- unending (adjective)
What are some synonyms for end?
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What are some words that often get used in discussing end?
How is end used in real life?
End is a very common word that most often means a finish or to conclude something.
Spoke to a young man in Queens yesterday who was struggling with the end of a long-term relationship. He was 22. I told him that he had a ton to look forward to and that the intensity decreases over time. It does. And he does.
— Andrew Yang🧢🗽🇺🇸 (@AndrewYang) January 17, 2021
Admittedly, the experiment of trying to get my 84 year old dad to work on a shared Google doc ended badly.
— Julie Cohen (@FilmmakerJulie) April 4, 2018
The HOUSEWORK!!! It never ends.
— Lisa Francesca Nand (@lfnand) January 14, 2021
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Is end used correctly in the following sentence?
I like to eat dessert at the end of a meal so that the meal finishes on a sweet note.
How to use end in a sentence
Both Super Bowl quarterbacks will end up having offseason surgeries.Bucs’ Tom Brady will undergo surgical procedure for a ‘cleanup’ of his knee|Mark Maske|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
As part of the agreement, the nation’s highest-paid strength coach at $800,000 annually would receive 15 months’ salary and 15 months of benefits for him and his family, though the latter would end if he found new employment.Jaguars’ Urban Meyer hires strength coach accused of mistreating players while at Iowa|Matt Bonesteel|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
Keller, 21, said he didn’t plan to return to Overwatch when he announced his retirement but, eventually, he ended up trying out for the British Hurricane.The OWL’s London Spitfire are hoping to go big by going home|Teddy Amenabar|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
If done right, you can end up turning a bad experience into a good one.A small business’ step-by-step guide to dominating local search in 2021|Joseph Dyson|February 10, 2021|Search Engine Watch
Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov and goaltender Ilya Samsonov returned to practice Monday, ending their stints on the NHL’s covid-19 protocol list as the league continues to deal with coronavirus issues.Capitals’ Evgeny Kuznetsov, Ilya Samsonov return to practice after bouts with the coronavirus|Samantha Pell|February 8, 2021|Washington Post
Yet this, in the end, is a book from which one emerges sad, gloomy, disenchanted, at least if we agree to take it seriously.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In the end, the clarity that comes from moments of horror can help us recommit to deeper principles.Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo—And You Should Too|John Avlon|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In the end, I find it never fails to modernize even the most dramatic things.‘Empire’ Review: Hip-Hop Musical Chairs with an Insane Soap Opera Twist|Judnick Mayard|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Kennedy: "Mankind must put an end to war — or war will put an end to mankind."Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
This reporter knocked at the Wilkins home on Tuesday morning but received neither an answer nor the business end of a shotgun.The 7-Year-Old Plane Crash Survivor’s Brutal Journey Through the Woods|James Higdon|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I presume the twenty-five or thirty miles at this end is unhealthy, even for natives, but it surely need not be so.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
On to Gaba Tepe just in time to see the opening, the climax and the end of the dreaded Turkish counter attack.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
He wanted to tell her that if she called her father, it would mean the end of everything for them, but he withheld this.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
Under the internal pressure his whiskers stood on end and his face grew red.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
She stood, in her young purity, at one end of the chain of years, and Mrs. Chepstow—did she really stand at the other?Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
British Dictionary definitions for end (1 of 4)
- the last section or part
- (as modifier)the end office Related adjectives: final, terminal, ultimate
- with the end pointing towards one
- with the end adjacent to the end of another object
- to sustain one's part in a joint enterprise
- to hold one's own in an argument, contest, etc
- without pause or interruption
- the worst, esp something that goes beyond the limits of endurance
- mainly US the best in quality
Derived forms of endender, noun
Word Origin for end
British Dictionary definitions for end (2 of 4)
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British Dictionary definitions for end (3 of 4)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with end
In addition to the idioms beginning with end
- end game
- end in itself
- end justifies the means, the
- end of one's rope, at the
- end of the line
- end run
- ends of the earth, the
- end to end
- end up
- all's well that ends well
- at loose ends
- at one's wit's end
- be-all and end-all
- beginning of the end
- bitter end
- burn the candle at both ends
- can't see beyond the end of one's nose
- come to an end
- dead end
- go off the deep end
- hair stand on end
- hold one's end up
- in the end
- light at the end of the tunnel
- make ends meet
- never hear the end of
- odds and ends
- on end
- on the receiving end
- play both ends against the middle
- put an end to
- rear end
- short end (of the stick)
- tail end
- wrong end of the stick