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Dictionary definition for: End

1. (v) have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed" "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other" "My property ends by the bushes" "The symphony end

2. (n) either extremity of something that has length; "the end of the pier" "she knotted the end of the thread" "they rode to the end of the line"

3. (v) bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime" "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WWI"

4. (n) the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the year" "the ending of warranty period"

5. (v) be the end of; be the last or concluding part of; "This sad scene ended the movie"

6. (n) the concluding parts of an event or occurrence; "the end was exciting" "I had to miss the last of the movie"

7. (n) the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it; "the ends justify the means"

8. (v) put an end to; "The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived"

9. (n) a final part or section; "we have given it at the end of the section since it involves the calculus" "Start at the beginning and go on until you come to the end"

10. (n) a final state; "he came to a bad end" "the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end"

11. (n) the surface at either extremity of a three-dimensional object; "one end of the box was marked "This side up"

12. (n) (football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage; "the end managed to hold onto the pass"

13. (n) one of two places from which people are communicating to each other; "the phone rang at the other end" "both ends wrote at the same time"

14. (n) a boundary marking the extremities of something; "the end of town"

15. (n) the part you are expected to play; "he held up his end"

16. (n) the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..."

17. (n) a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold

18. (n) a position on the line of scrimmage; "no one wanted to play end"

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