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end

 (ĕnd)
n.
1. Either extremity of something that has length: the end of the pier.
2. The outside or extreme edge or physical limit; a boundary: the end of town.
3. The point in time when an action, event, or phenomenon ceases or is completed; the conclusion: the end of the day.
4. A result; an outcome.
5. Something toward which one strives; a goal. See Synonyms at intention.
6. The termination of life or existence; death: "A man awaits his end / Dreading and hoping all" (William Butler Yeats).
7. The ultimate extent; the very limit: the end of one's patience.
8. Slang The very best; the ultimate: This pizza's the end.
9. A remainder; a remnant.
10.
a. A share of a responsibility or obligation: your end of the bargain.
b. A particular area of responsibility: in charge of the business end of the campaign.
11. A warp end.
12. Football Either of the players in the outermost position on the line of scrimmage. Offensive ends are eligible to catch passes.
v. end·ed, end·ing, ends
v.tr.
1. To bring to a conclusion: Let's end this discussion.
2. To form the last or concluding part of: the song that ended the performance. See Synonyms at complete.
3. To destroy: ended our hopes.
v.intr.
1. To come to a finish; cease: The rain ended.
2. To arrive at a place, situation, or condition as a result of a course of action. Often used with up: He ended up as an adviser to the president. The painting ended up being sold for a million dollars.
3. To die.
Idioms:
at the end of (one's) rope/tether
Out of energy or patience; exhausted or exasperated.
at the end of the day
When everything is considered; in the final analysis.
end it all
To commit suicide.
in the end
Eventually; ultimately: All will turn out well in the end.
no end
A great deal: She had no end of stories to tell. The news upset us no end.
on end
1. Having one end down; upright: books placed on end on the shelf.
2. Without stopping: drove for hours on end.

[Middle English ende, from Old English; see ant- in Indo-European roots.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.in the end - after a very lengthy period of time; "she will succeed in the long run"
2.in the end - as the end result of a succession or processin the end - as the end result of a succession or process; "ultimately he had to give in"; "at long last the winter was over"
Translations
في النّهايَه
nakonec
végén: a végén
aî lokum, òegar upp var staîiî

end

(end) noun
1. the last or farthest part of the length of something. the house at the end of the road; both ends of the room; Put the tables end to end (= with the end of one touching the end of another); (also adjective) We live in the end house.
2. the finish or conclusion. the end of the week; The talks have come to an end; The affair is at an end; He is at the end of his strength; They fought bravely to the end; If she wins the prize we'll never hear the end of it (= she will often talk about it).
3. death. The soldiers met their end bravely.
4. an aim. What end have you in view?
5. a small piece left over. cigarette ends.
verb
to bring or come to an end. The scheme ended in disaster; How does the play end?; How should I end (off) this letter?
ˈending noun
the end, especially of a story, poem etc. Fairy stories have happy endings.
ˈendless adjective
1. going on for ever or for a very long time. endless arguments.
2. continuous, because of having the two ends joined. an endless chain.
at a loose end
with nothing to do. He went to the cinema because he was at a loose end.
end up
1. to reach or come to an end, usually unpleasant. I knew that he would end up in prison.
2. to do something in the end. He refused to believe her but he ended up apologizing.
in the end
finally. He had to work very hard but he passed his exam in the end.
make (both) ends meet
not to get into debt. The widow and her four children found it difficult to make ends meet.
no end (of)
very much. I feel no end of a fool.
on end
1. upright; erect. Stand the table on end; The cat's fur stood on end.
2. continuously; without a pause. For days on end we had hardly anything to eat.
put an end to
to cause to finish; to stop. The government put an end to public execution.
the end
the limit (of what can be borne or tolerated). His behaviour is the end!
References in classic literature ?
In the end he wrote a book which he called "The Book of the Grotesque.
Paul Clinton's CNN review went further, calling Siege "politically correct to the nth degree" and observing that "the anti-Arab bad guys and the terrorists are all punished in the end.
The fact that this maneuver put the security bill at risk (it passed the second time in the end by one vote) gives you some idea of priorities in the Bush White House.