WORDSOLVER for mobile!

Definition of END

5 definitions found:



End \End\ ([e^]nd), n. [OE. & AS. ende; akin to OS. endi, D. einde, eind, OHG. enti, G. ende, Icel. endir, endi, Sw. [aum]nde, Dan. ende, Goth. andeis, Skr. anta. [root]208. Cf. {Ante-}, {Anti-}, {Answer}.]
     1. The extreme or last point or part of any material thing considered lengthwise (the extremity of breadth being side); hence, extremity, in general; the concluding part; termination; close; limit; as, the end of a field, line, pole, road; the end of a year, of a discourse; put an end to pain; -- opposed to {beginning}, when used of anything having a first part. [1913 Webster]

              Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof.                              --Eccl. vii.
                                                    8. [1913 Webster]

     2. Point beyond which no procession can be made; conclusion; issue; result, whether successful or otherwise; conclusive event; consequence. [1913 Webster]

              My guilt be on my head, and there an end. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              O that a man might know
              The end of this day's business ere it come! --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     3. Termination of being; death; destruction; extermination; also, cause of death or destruction. [1913 Webster]

              Unblamed through life, lamented in thy end. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

              Confound your hidden falsehood, and award Either of you to be the other's end.  --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              I shall see an end of him.            --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     4. The object aimed at in any effort considered as the close and effect of exertion; ppurpose; intention; aim; as, to labor for private or public ends. [1913 Webster]

              Losing her, the end of living lose.   --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

              When every man is his own end, all things will come to a bad end.                         --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

     5. That which is left; a remnant; a fragment; a scrap; as, odds and ends. [1913 Webster]

              I clothe my naked villainy
              With old odd ends stolen out of holy writ, And seem a saint, when most I play the devil.
                                                    --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     6. (Carpet Manuf.) One of the yarns of the worsted warp in a Brussels carpet. [1913 Webster]

     {An end}.
        (a) On end; upright; erect; endways. --Spenser (b) To the end; continuously. [Obs.] --Richardson.

     {End bulb} (Anat.), one of the bulblike bodies in which some sensory nerve fibers end in certain parts of the skin and mucous membranes; -- also called {end corpuscles}.

     {End fly}, a bobfly.

     {End for end}, one end for the other; in reversed order.

     {End man}, the last man in a row; one of the two men at the extremities of a line of minstrels.

     {End on} (Naut.), bow foremost.

     {End organ} (Anat.), the structure in which a nerve fiber ends, either peripherally or centrally.

     {End plate} (Anat.), one of the flat expansions in which motor nerve fibers terminate on muscular fibers.

     {End play} (Mach.), movement endwise, or room for such movement.

     {End stone} (Horol.), one of the two plates of a jewel in a timepiece; the part that limits the pivot's end play.

     {Ends of the earth}, the remotest regions of the earth.

     {In the end}, finally. --Shak.

     {On end}, upright; erect.

     {To the end}, in order. --Bacon.

     {To make both ends meet}, to live within one's income.
        --Fuller.

     {To put an end to}, to destroy.
        [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

End \End\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ending}.]
     1. To bring to an end or conclusion; to finish; to close; to terminate; as, to end a speech. "I shall end this strife."
        --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]

              On the seventh day God ended his work. --Gen. ii. 2. [1913 Webster]

     2. To form or be at the end of; as, the letter k ends the word back. [1913 Webster]

     3. To destroy; to put to death. "This sword hath ended him."
        --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]

     {To end up}, to lift or tilt, so as to set on end; as, to end up a hogshead. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

End \End\, v. i.
     To come to the ultimate point; to be finished; to come to a close; to cease; to terminate; as, a voyage ends; life ends; winter ends. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Endo- \En"do-\, End- \End-\ [Gr. 'e`ndon within, fr. ? in. See {In}.] A combining form signifying within; as, endocarp, endogen, endocuneiform, endaspidean. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

543 Moby Thesaurus words for "end":
     Friday, Friday the thirteenth, abandon, abort, accomplishment, acme, afterglow, afterimage, aim, all, allotment, allowance, amateur athlete, annihilate, annihilation, answer, apogee, appointed lot, archer, arrest, astral influences, astrology, athlete, attend, balance, ballplayer, bane, baseballer, baseman, batter, battery, be done for, be no more, become of, belay, bell, bereave of life, big end, bigger half, biological death, bit, bite, bitter end, blocking back, book of fate, border line, borderline, bound, boundary, boundary condition, boundary line, bourn, bowman, break boundary, breakoff point, budget, butt, butt end, button up, by-end, by-purpose, cancel, candle ends, cap, carry away, carry off, carry to completion, catastrophe, catcher, cease, ceiling, center, cessation, cessation of life, chaff, check, checkmate, chip, chloroform, chunk, circumscription, clean up, clearing up, climax, clinical death, clip, clipping, close, close out, close up, closing, closure, coach, coda, collop, come about, come of, come out, come to naught, come to nothing, commission, compass, competitor, complete, completing, completion, conclude, conclusion, confine, confines, conk out, constellation, consummation, contingent, cracking, cricketer, crossing the bar, crown, crumb, culminate, culmination, cup, curtains, cut, cut down, cut it out, cut off, cut short, cutoff, cutoff point, cutting, dead stop, deadline, deadlock, deal, death, death knell, deathblow, debris, debt of nature, decease, decipherment, decoding, defensive lineman, delimitation, demise, denouement, departure, deprive of life, desist, desistance, destination, destiny, destroy, desuetude, determinant, determination, determine, detritus, develop, die, dies funestis, disappear, discontinuance, discontinuation, discontinue, disentanglement, dispatch, dispose of, dissolution, dividend, division line, do away with, do for, do to death, dole, dollop, doom, drop it, dying, ebb of life, end in view, end of life, end result, endgame, ending, ensue, equal share, eternal rest, eventuate, execute, exit, expiration, expire, explanation, exterminate, extinction, extinguishment, extreme, extremity, fade away, fag end, fall out, fare, fatality, fate, filings, final cause, final result, final summons, final whistle, finale, finality, finalize, finding, finding-out, finger of death, finis, finish, finish off, finish up, finishing, floor, follow, footballer, foredoom, fortune, fossil, fragment, frontier, full development, full stop, future, game, games-player, gamester, get done, get it over, get rid of, get through, get through with, give over, go, goal, gob, gobbet, going, going off, grave, grinding halt, guard, gun, half, halt, halver, hand of death, have done with, hedge, helping, high-water mark, highest degree, hold, holdover, hunk, husks, ides of March, immolate, inevitability, infielder, interest, interface, interpretation, issue, jaws of death, jock, jumper, kill, kismet, knell, knock it off, last act, last debt, last muster, last rest, last roundup, last sleep, launch into eternity, lay off, leave off, leaving, leaving life, leavings, leftovers, limen, limit, limitation, limiting factor, line, line of demarcation, lineman, liquidate, lockout, loss of life, lot, low-water mark, lower limit, lump, lynch, make away with, making an end, march, mark, martyr, martyrize, maturation, maturity, maximum, measure, meed, mess, mete, modicum, moiety, moira, mop up, morsel, ne plus ultra, nip, nth degree, object, object in mind, objective, odds and ends, offensive lineman, offscourings, orts, outcome, outfield, outfielder, pan out, paring, parings, part, particle, parting, pass, pass away, passing, passing away, passing over, payoff, peak, peg out, percentage, perfect, perfection, period, perish, perishing, perorate, piece, pinnacle, planets, player, poison, poloist, portion, prey, professional athlete, proportion, prove, prove to be, pugilist, purge, pursuit, put away, put down, put paid to, put to death, put to sleep, quantum, quarry, quarterback, quietus, quintain, quit, quota, racer, rags, rake-off, rasher, ration, reason, reason for being, refrain, refuse, release, relics, relinquish, remainder, remains, remnant, remove from life, renounce, residue, residuum, resolution, resolve, resolving, rest, result, reward, riddling, ripeness, roach, round out, rounding off, rounding out, rubbish, ruins, rump, run out, sacrifice, sawdust, scoop, scourings, scrap, scraps, scratch, scrub, segment, sentence of death, shades of death, shadow, shadow of death, shard, share, shaving, shavings, shiver, shred, sit-down strike, skater, slaughter, slay, sleep, slice, sliver, small share, smithereen, snack, snatch, snip, snippet, solution, solving, somatic death, sorting out, splinter, sport, sportsman, stake, stalemate, stand, standoff, standstill, stars, start, starting line, starting point, starve, stay, stitch, stock, stop, stoppage, straw, strike, stubble, stump, succumb, summit, summons of death, survival, sweepings, tackle, tailback, take life, take off, target, target date, tatter, teleology, term, terminal, terminal date, terminate, termination, terminus, the whole, threshold, time allotment, tip, to, top, top off, top out, topping off, toxophilite, trace, turn out, ultimate, ultimate aim, unfold, unlucky day, unraveling, unriddling, unscrambling, unspinning, untangling, untwisting, unweaving, upper limit, upshot, utmost, utmost extent, uttermost, vanish, vestige, walkout, waste, weird, wheel of fortune, will of Heaven, wind up, windup, wingback, work out, work stoppage, working, working-out, wrap up, wrestler


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


Back to the WordSolver.net for Mobile homepage.



2 & 3-letter word lists
US/Canada/TWL23
English/SOWPODS23
WWF/ENABLE23
French/OSD423

Privacy Policy

This website is the cutdown mobile version of the fully featured ajax-driven WordSolver.net site.