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Definition of the noun to end

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Specialised definition of the noun to 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 to end

What does to end mean as a doing phrase?

To 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

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for to End

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Google previewThe Lawyer's Guide to Negotiation (2001)

A Strategic Approach to Better Contracts and Settlements by Xavier M. Frascogna, H. Lee Hetherington

Litigating a lawsuit from beginning to end is a long, arduous task for both lawyer and client. The legal system offers defendants numerous places to hide within its complex machinery. Even if the plaintiff is fortunate enough to overcome the ...

Google previewReturn to Forever (2013)

by Mark Salvatore Pitifer

“The person responsible for causing the marriage to end is the person God holds primarily responsible for breaking the vow. However, the other party is still held partially responsible. The only exception to this rule is in situations in which one ...

Google previewLinguistic Studies Offered to Berthe Siertsema (1980)

by D. J. van Alkemade

And, certainly, reading the text from beginning to end is a strangely exhilarating experience. Its well known opening and closing remarks have an enchanting flavour, like oracular incantations containing a promise of wisdom. But it is doubtful if ...

Google previewModern Economic Theory (2002)

by Sampat Mukherjee

Hunt, 1963 Economies from beginning to end is a study of the mutual adjustments of consumption and production. Alfred Marshall, 1890 ...

Google previewYoga (2012)

Its Scientific Basis by Kovoor T. Behanan

Its practice from beginning to end is a long-range plan to get at the unconscious by various methods and to destroy its generating power. As long as the unconscious retains its potency, the yogin does not consider himself to have made any ...

Google previewSeed and Bread (2009)

by Otis Q. Sellers

Nevertheless, its main subject from beginning to end is the kingdom of God. This is its central idea and the concept that embraces its total message. This is the truth that is found in one form or another throughout the length and breadth of God's ...

Google previewThe Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church, Volume 5 (2004)

Moderatism, Pietism, and Awakening by Hughes Oliphant Old

What one recognizes from beginning to end is that to be a Christian is to have a personal ...

Google previewThe Message of the Sermon on the Mount (2014)

by John Stott

' For the essential theme of the whole Bible from beginning to end is that God's historical purpose is to call out a people for himself ; ...

Google previewThe Far Eastern Republic (1919)

A Monthly Magazine Devoted to the Republic of China

It is commonly known to financiers and railway men that a railway in a densely populated country from end to end is the best paying concern, and a railway in a thinly settled country from end to end is the least paying one. And a railway in an ...

Google previewLiving by Vow (2012)

A Practical Introduction to Eight Essential Zen Chants and Texts by Shohaku Okumura

A quote from the Lotus Sutra helps explain the meaning ofthe following: “The suchness ofthe ultimate identity from beginning to end is the genuine form of all dharmas [the reality of all beings], which only a buddha together with a buddha can ...

Google previewKnitting All Around Stitch Dictionary (2016)

150 new stitch patterns to knit top down, bottom up, back and forth & in the round by Wendy Bernard

twice, kB; repeat from * to end. RND 2 AND ALL EVEN-NUMBERED RNDS: Knit. RND 3: *K4, [RSC] twice, k2, [LSC] twice, k4; repeat from * to end. RND 5: *K3, [RSC] twice, k4, [LSC] twice, k3; repeat from * to ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Multinational Peacekeeping (2003)

by Terry M. Mays

ONUC suffered 21 casualties during Round Two's move to end Katanga's attempt at secession...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Kitchen History (2004)

by Mary Ellen Snodgrass

intervals, civic planners added sedimentation tanks to end W.

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Usage statistics for the verb to end:

spoken English37.88%written English62.12%

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

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Quotes about to 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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