Nearby words

  1. encyclopedic,
  2. encyclopedism,
  3. encyclopedist,
  4. encyst,
  5. encysted calculus,
  6. end around,
  7. end artery,
  8. end brush,
  9. end bud,
  10. end bulb

Idioms

Origin of end

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

Related formsend·er, noun

Synonym study

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.

end

2
[ end ]
/ ɛnd /

verb (used with object) British Dialect.

to put wheat, hay, or other grain into a stack or barn.

Origin of end

2
1600–10; perhaps variant of dial. in to harvest (Old English innian to lodge, put up). See inn

end.

endorsed.

end-

variant of endo- before a vowel: endameba.
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British Dictionary definitions for end

end

1
/ (ɛnd) /

noun

verb

See also end up

Derived Formsender, 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

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

end-

combining form

a variant of endo-
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Word Origin and History for end
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Medicine definitions for end

end-

pref.

Variant ofendo-

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Idioms and Phrases with end

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

also see:

  • 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
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