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End appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Eros? Sidney, my end is sore.
  • "Deer gaits end a mad nest," I agreed.
  • I'm a lass, a salad, new end alas as salami.
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Usage statistics for the noun end:

spoken English50.75%written English49.25% conversational speech42.92%task-oriented speech57.08% imaginative writing46.94%informational writing53.06%
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The word end is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun end

What does end mean as a name of something?

End is one of the top 50 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: ends

  1. either extremity of something that has length
    • examples: the end of the pier | she knotted the end of the thread | they rode to the end of the line
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonym of end: terminal
    • more generic word: extremity = the outermost or farthest region or point
    • more specific terms:
      • bitter end = the inboard end of a line or cable especially the end that is wound around a bitt
      • bitthead = the upper end of a bitt
      • heel = the lower end of a ship's mast
      • point = sharp end
      • magnetic pole / pole = one of the two ends of a magnet where the magnetism seems to be concentrated
      • railhead = the end of the completed track on an unfinished railway
      • terminus = either end of a railroad or bus route
      • yardarm = either end of the yard of a square-rigged ship
      • nerve ending / nerve end = the terminal structure of an axon that does not end at a synapse
      • telomere = either (free) end of a eukaryotic chromosome
      • heel = one of the crusty ends of a loaf of bread
      • termination / end point / endpoint / terminus = a place where something ends or is complete
      • destination / finish / goal = the place designated as the end
      • tip = the extreme end of something
  2. the point in time at which something ends
  3. the final stage or concluding parts of an event or occurrence
    • example: the end was exciting
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • synonym of end: last
    • more generic words: conclusion / ending / finish = event whose occurrence ends something
    • more specific terms:
      • end game / endgame = the final stages of a chess game after most of the pieces have been removed from the board
      • end game / endgame = the final stages of an extended process of negotiation
      • homestretch = the end of an enterprise
      • passing = the end of something
  4. the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it
  5. a final part or section
    • examples: 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
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • antonyms: beginning; middle
    • more generic words: division / part / section = one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole
  6. a final state
    • examples: he came to a bad end | the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonyms of end: death / destruction
    • more generic word: state = the way something is with respect to its main attributes
  7. the surface at either extremity of a three-dimensional object
    • example: one end of the box was marked `This side up'
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • more generic word: surface = the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object
  8. (American football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage
    • example: the end managed to hold onto the pass
    • domain: football / football game
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic word: lineman = one of the players on the line of scrimmage
    • more specific terms:
      • split end = an offensive end who lines up at a distance from the other linemen
      • tight end = an offensive end who lines up close to the tackle
  9. a boundary marking the extremities of something
    • example: the end of town
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • more generic words: bound / boundary / bounds = the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
  10. one of two places from which people are communicating to each other
    • examples: the phone rang at the other end | both ends wrote at the same time
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • more generic terms: place / spot / topographic point = a point located with respect to surface features of some region
  11. the part you are expected to play
    • example: he held up his end
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: contribution / part / share = the effort contributed by a person in bringing about a result
  12. the last section of a communication
  13. a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold
  14. (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage
    • example: no one wanted to play end
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: lineman = the position of a player on a football team who is stationed on the line of scrimmage
    • member of: eleven / football team = a team that plays football

Alternative definition of the noun end

noun

  1. The final point of something in space or time
  2. See death.
  3. See result.
  4. A purpose, goal, or aim
  5. [cricket] One of the two parts of the ground used as a descriptive name for half of the ground
  6. [American football] The position at the end of either the offensive or defensive line, a tight end, a split end, a defensive end
  7. [curling] A period of play in which each team throws eight rocks, two per player, in alternating fashion
  8. [mathematics] An ideal point of a graph or other complex

noun

  1. A key that when pressed causes the cursor to go to the last character of the current line.

Specialised definition of the noun end

Glossary of sports

half of a playing field or court, defended by one side (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / American football

a player positioned at each end of the offensive or defensive line (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / archery

a group of arrows, usually three, shot in one sequence (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / bowls

a phase of play in a particular direction across the rink, green or other playing area (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

a complete sequence of play in one direction, at the end of which shots are counted and the score updated; so called because play alternates from one end of the rink to the other (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / curling

a phase of play in a particular direction across the rink, green or other playing area (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

the completion of 16 stones, each player having played their two stones. Scores are decided at the conclusion of each end and each match is the best of ten ends (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb end

What does end mean as a doing word?

End is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: ended | ending | ends

  1. have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
  2. bring to an end or halt
    • examples: She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime | They end moving
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]John ended the party
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] with [Instrument]I ended the party with a speech
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, subject control with -ing]He stopped going to the area
      [Theme] [Verb]The storm ended
      [Theme] [Verb] [Adverb]The party stopped easily
      [Theme] [Verb] with [Instrument]The party ended with a bang

      Aspectual Verbs (with the same syntax): cease, finish, stop.

    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of end: terminate
    • antonyms of end: begin; begin
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
    • more specific terms:
    • cause: cease / finish / stop / terminate
  3. be the end of; be the last or concluding part of
    • example: This sad scene ended the movie
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of end: terminate
    • more generic word: be = have the quality of being
    • more specific word: close = cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop
  4. put an end to
    • example: The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 2
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • more generic words: destroy / destruct = do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of

Place

End a.k.a. Vance Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located in southern Enid, Oklahoma, about 65 mi north northwest of Oklahoma City. The base is named after local World War II hero and Medal of Honor recipient, Lt Col Leon Robert Vance Jr.

Group

End is a musical group.

  • album: "En förlorad vän"

Business

End is a record label.

Music

  1. "End" is a composition.
  2. "End" is a musical EP of The Youngsters.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  3. "End" is a musical album of Thy Raventhrone.
    • released on
  4. "END" is a musical single of Civilian Skunk.
    • released on
  5. "End" is a musical album of Varius Manx.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  6. "End" is a composition.
  7. "End" a.k.a. "end." is a musical album of Goreshit.
    • released on
  8. "End" is a musical album of System Syn & Clint Carney.
    • released on (6 years ago)

Films

  1. "End" is a 1984 fiction film by Mahmoud Shoolizadeh; is a story about the children who live near the railways and their lives are full of ups and downs. This film displays the story of a small child which lives in south of Tehran during times of social problems. The film analyses an unjust and unfair society.
  2. "End" is a 2013 short comedy fantasy film written by Rafael Coutinho and directed by Marcelo Mesquita and Peppe Siffredi.
  3. "End": Three young people meet on the internet and arrange to get together and carry out a plan, without ever realizing they are very different from each other. As it usually happens, at first those differences complicate everything: Iker –a spoiled, cruel and cold kid– thought the nicknames Mishima and Manson stood for two boys, so he refuses to go with women to the forest that’s the required setting for the plan; specially if one of them is wearing a veil. But reserved Ana intercedes, and it all finally works out, so the three set out on a trip to young death. Because the plan, let’s spit it out already, is to commit suicide together inside a car. Lack of communication, apathy, and the banality of death in the eyes of an empty generation are some of the issues addressed by Sampieri’s last film: a tense, dramatic, and silent journey through a path from which there’s no turning back.
  4. "End" is a 1994 short documentary film written and directed by Artavazd Ashoti Peleshyan.

Miscellanea

  1. End: An end in American football is a player who lines up at either end of the line of scrimmage. Rules state that a legal offensive formation must always consist of seven players on the line of scrimmage. An end who lines up close to the offensive line is known as a tight end, while one who lines up some distance from the offensive line is known as a split end. In recent years, the generic term wide receiver has come to define both split ends and flankers. The terms “split end” and “flanker” are no longer in common usage.
  2. The end of this holiday occurrence.
  3. End: In topology, a branch of mathematics, the ends of a topological space are, roughly speaking, the connected components of the “ideal boundary” of the space. That is, each end represents a topologically distinct way to move to infinity within the space. Adding a point at each end yields a compactification of the original space, known as the end compactification.
    • also known as Ends of a space
  4. End: In the mathematics of infinite graphs, an end of a graph represents, intuitively, a direction in which the graph extends to infinity. Ends may be formalized mathematically as equivalence classes of infinite paths, as havens describing strategies for pursuit-evasion games on the graph, or as topological ends of topological spaces associated with the graph.
  5. End: In category theory, an end of a functor is a universal extranatural transformation from an object e of X to S.
  6. END a.k.a. Endoglin is a protein.

Phrases with End

Phrases starting with the word End:

  1. end-
  2. End Of
  3. end on
  4. end up
  5. End Cap
  6. End Lap
  7. end man
  8. end run
  9. end-all

Phrases ending with the word End:

  1. -END
  2. 3' End
  3. 5' End
  4. by-end
  5. no end
  6. On End
  7. to end
  8. up-end
  9. fag end
  10. Fag-End
  11. Low-End

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for End

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Google previewLondon and Middlesex (1815)

Or, An Historical, Commercial, & Descriptive Survey of the Metropolis of Great-Britain: Including Sketches of Its Environs, and a Topographical Account of the Most Remarkable Places in the Above County ... by Edward Wedlake Brayley, James Norris Brewer, Joseph Nightingale

The east end is the broadest part; and on this side is a house for the rector.

Google previewDelphi Complete Works of Aristotle (Illustrated) (2013)

by Aristotle

Therefore the End is the startingpoint of the process of thought, but the conclusion of the process of thought is the startingpoint of action. If, then, of all rightness either rational principle or goodness is the cause, if rational principle is not the ...

Google previewBeauties of England and Wales (1815)

by Britton

The east end is the broadest part; and on this side is a house for the rector.

Google previewA handbook for India; being an account of the three presidencies and of the Overland route, intended as a guide for travellers, officers and civilians, with vocabularies and dialogues of the spoken languages of India (1859)

With travelling map and plans of towns. II by Edward B. Eastwick

end is the entrance under a cupola, covering 12 sq. ft., and supported by 12 pillars. Four flights of 8 and...

end is a semicircular wall 20 ft. in diameter, adorned with sculptured tracery down to the sheet of water. Between this ...

Google previewObservations on the Structure of Fruits and Seeds (1819)

by Louis-Claude Richard

superficial pores ; its lower end is a little cylindrical stem ; the upper is longer and thicker, and seems to be divided in two, being formed of two very unequal rudiments of leaves ; the petiole of the largest, bends down in such a way that the ...

Google previewSumma Theologica Part I-II ("Pars Prima Secundae") (Extended Annotated Edition) (2012)

by St. Thomas Aquinas

2: Further, the end is the reason for willing the means, just as light is the reason of seeing colors. But light and colors are seen by...

Google previewThe International Encyclopedia of Mutual Funds, Closed-End Funds, and REITs (2014)

by Peter W. Madlem, Thomas K. Sykes

Closed-end funds are investment companies that own stocks and bonds. Closed- end funds include aggressive, balanced, conservative, taxable income, tax-free income, precious metals, bullion, global, and international equity, and fixed- ...

Google previewComplete Encyclopedia of the Freshwater Aquarium (2001)

by John Dawes

ciliata Water preferences: Not critical Lighting: Low to high (depending on species) Temperature range: Coldwater (only upper end)/ tropical Water preferences: Wot critical Lighting: Wot critical Temperature range: Coldwater/ tropical Ligh ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

by U.S. Department of Defense

end evening civil twilight — The time period when the sun has dropped 6 degrees beneath the western horizon; it is the instant at which there is no ...

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Usage statistics about end

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun end:

spoken English50.75%written English49.25% conversational speech42.92%task-oriented speech57.08% imaginative writing46.94%informational writing53.06%

Usage statistics for the verb end:

spoken English37.88%written English62.12%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun end:

closingremnantendingcloseremainderterminaldestructionconclusiongoaldeathend

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb end:

terminateceasefinishendstop

Comparison of usage frequency between the verb end and its most common antonym:

beginend

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Quotes about End

The end of summer is not the end of farewell
The end of summer is something beautiful shall keep to remember
When next summer come The end of summer will never end
Then summer always lies on your mind (Henry Marthinus Ohello)
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Scrabble value of E1N1D2

The value of this 3-letter word is 4 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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