end-all

[end-awl]

noun

the ultimate purpose, object, or conclusion: Money is the be-all and end-all of his existence.
something that brings things to such an end or conclusion.

Nearby words

  1. end up,
  2. end use,
  3. end user,
  4. end zone,
  5. end-,
  6. end-blown,
  7. end-consumer,
  8. end-diastolic volume,
  9. end-feet,
  10. end-of-file

Origin of end-all

First recorded in 1595–1605

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British Dictionary definitions for end-all

end-all

noun

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