- either of the linemen stationed farthest from the center.
- the position played by this lineman.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- having the end down; upright: to stand a box on end.
- continuously; successively: They talked for hours on end.
Origin of end1
Related formsend·er, noun
Definition for ends (2 of 2)
verb (used with object) British Dialect.
Origin of end2
Examples from the Web for ends
The Via Dolorosa ends at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and is marked by nine stations of the cross.
After 18 months of secret talks, the president announces a diplomatic breakthrough that ends the last fight of the Cold War.Obama Realizes What 10 Presidents Didn’t: Isolating Cuba Doesn’t Work|Christopher Dickey|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The sweepstakes begins on December 9th, 2014 at 8:00 AM EST and ends on January 31st, 2015 at 11:59 EST (the "Entry Period").
We, the West, send tons of money down there, and in my view a lot of it ends up in a Swiss bank.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Eventually, she heard from one of them that the official family line was, “our support for Sabrina ends here.”How A Muslim Dad Reacted To His Daughter Coming Out|Moral Courage|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It cannot be conceived apart from ends purposed and desired.Ethics|John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
The operation is carried out on the same lines as for recent fracture, the ends of the bones being rawed and adhesions divided.
The smaller male hardly tapers behind, but is incurved and ends in a short, blunt, conical tail.
Some Swastikas have three dots placed equidistant around each of the four ends (fig. 12c).The Swastika|Thomas Wilson
Afy, divesting herself of certain little odds and ends of her finery, made her way into Mrs. Latimer's presence.East Lynne|Mrs. Henry Wood
British Dictionary definitions for ends (1 of 2)
- 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 Formsender, noun
Word Origin for end
British Dictionary definitions for ends (2 of 2)
Word Origin for end
Idioms and Phrases with ends
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