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Definition 1: the part you are expected to play - [noun denoting act]

Samples where end or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he held up his end

(end is a kind of ...) the effort contributed by a person in bringing about a result

"I am proud of my contribution in advancing the project" "they all did their share of the work"

Definition 2: (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage - [noun denoting act]

Samples where end or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • no one wanted to play end

(end is a kind of ...) (American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed on the line of scrimmage

(... is a member of end) a team that plays football

Definition 3: a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for end in the sense of this definition

(end is a kind of ...) a separate part consisting of fabric

(... is a kind of end ) the frayed end of a length of cloth or rope

Definition 4: a final part or section - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where end or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

(end is a kind of ...) one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole

"the written part of the exam" "the finance section of the company" "the BBC's engineering division"

Definition 5: the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where end or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the ends justify the means

Synonyms for end in the sense of this definition

(end is a kind of ...) the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned

(... is a kind of end ) the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)

"the sole object of her trip was to see her children"

(... is a kind of end ) an archaic term for a goal or destination

(... is a kind of end ) the ultimate goal

"human beings are not the end-all of evolution"

(... is a kind of end ) the ultimate goal for which something is done

(... is a kind of end ) a nonexistent goal

"he lived without a reason progressing toward no-goal"

(... is a kind of end ) an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions

"his intent was to provide a new translation" "good intentions are not enough" "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs" "he made no secret of his designs"

(... is a kind of end ) (usually plural) the goal with respect to a marriage proposal

"his intentions are entirely honorable"

(... is part of end) a plan for actively doing something

Definition 6: the last section of a communication - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where end or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in conclusion I want to say...

Synonyms for end in the sense of this definition

(end is a kind of ...) a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)

"he always turns first to the business section" "the history of this work is discussed in the next section"

(... is a kind of end ) a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one

(... is a kind of end ) a short passage added at the end of a literary work

"the epilogue told what eventually happened to the main characters"

(... is a kind of end ) a short speech (often in verse) addressed directly to the audience by an actor at the end of a play

(... is a kind of end ) (rhetoric) the concluding section of an oration

"he summarized his main points in his peroration"

(... is a kind of end ) the closing section of a musical composition

(... is part of end) the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events

"his narration was hesitant"

(... is part of end) the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience

"he listened to an address on minor Roman poets"

Definition 7: the final stage or concluding parts of an event or occurrence - [noun denoting event]

Samples where end or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the end was exciting
  • I had to miss the last of the movie

Synonyms for end in the sense of this definition

(end is a kind of ...) event whose occurrence ends something

"his death marked the ending of an era" "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show"

(... is a kind of end ) the final stages of a chess game after most of the pieces have been removed from the board

(... is a kind of end ) the final stages of an extended process of negotiation

"the diplomatic endgame"

(... is a kind of end ) the end of an enterprise

"they were on the homestretch when the computer crashed"

(... is a kind of end ) the end of something

"the passing of winter"

Definition 8: either extremity of something that has length - [noun denoting location]

Samples where end or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the end of the pier
  • she knotted the end of the thread
  • they rode to the end of the line
  • the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix

Synonyms for end in the sense of this definition

(end is a kind of ...) the outermost or farthest region or point

(... is a kind of end ) (nautical) the inboard end of a line or cable especially the end that is wound around a bitt

(... is a kind of end ) the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)

"a crowd assembled at the finish" "he was nearly exhausted as their destination came into view"

(... is a kind of end ) a place where something ends or is complete

(... is a kind of end ) one of the crusty ends of a loaf of bread

(... is a kind of end ) either (free) end of a eukaryotic chromosome

"telomeres act as caps to keep the sticky ends of chromosomes from randomly clumping together"

(... is a kind of end ) the terminal structure of an axon that does not end at a synapse

(... is a kind of end ) either end of the yard of a square-rigged ship

(... is a kind of end ) either end of a railroad or bus route

(... is a kind of end ) the end of the completed track on an unfinished railway

(... is a kind of end ) one of the two ends of a magnet where the magnetism seems to be concentrated

(... is a kind of end ) sharp end

"he stuck the point of the knife into a tree" "he broke the point of his pencil"

(... is a kind of end ) the lower end of a ship's mast

(... is a kind of end ) the upper end of a bitt

(... is a kind of end ) the extreme end of something; especially something pointed

Definition 9: a boundary marking the extremities of something - [noun denoting location]

Samples where end or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the end of town

(end is a kind of ...) the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something

Definition 10: the surface at either extremity of a three-dimensional object - [noun denoting location]

Samples where end or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • one end of the box was marked `This side up'

(end is a kind of ...) the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object

"they skimmed over the surface of the water" "a brush small enough to clean every dental surface" "the sun has no distinct surface"

Definition 11: one of two places from which people are communicating to each other - [noun denoting location]

Samples where end or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the phone rang at the other end
  • both ends wrote at the same time

(end is a kind of ...) a point located with respect to surface features of some region

"this is a nice place for a picnic" "a bright spot on a planet"

Definition 12: (football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage - [noun denoting person]

Samples where end or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the end managed to hold onto the pass

(end is a kind of ...) one of the players on the line of scrimmage

(... is a kind of end ) (football) an offensive end who lines up at a distance from the other linemen

(... is a kind of end ) (football) an offensive end who lines up close to the tackle

(end belongs to category ...) any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal

Definition 13: a final state - [noun denoting state]

Samples where end or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he came to a bad end
  • the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end

Synonyms for end in the sense of this definition

(end is a kind of ...) the way something is with respect to its main attributes

"the current state of knowledge" "his state of health" "in a weak financial state"

Definition 14: the point in time at which something ends - [noun denoting time]

Samples where end or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the end of the year
  • the ending of warranty period

Synonyms for end in the sense of this definition

(end is a kind of ...) an instant of time

"at that point I had to leave"

(... is a kind of end ) the time at which life ends; continuing until dead

"she stayed until his death" "a struggle to the last"

(... is a kind of end ) a coming to an end of a contract period

"the expiry of his driver's license"

(... is a kind of end ) the point of death or exhaustion or completion

"the last gasp of the cold war"

(... is a kind of end ) the end of a century, especially the 19th century

(... is a kind of end ) the time of the last part of something

"the fag end of this crisis-ridden century" "the tail of the storm"

(... is a kind of end ) (`cease' is a noun only in the phrase `without cease') end

(... is a kind of end ) the temporal end; the concluding time

"the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell" "the market was up at the finish" "they were playing better at the close of the season"

(... is a kind of end ) the end of a calendar year

"he had to unload the merchandise before the year-end"

(... is a kind of end ) the end or completion of something

"death put a period to his endeavors" "a change soon put a period to my tranquility"

(... is a kind of end ) the time when something ends

"it was the death of all his plans" "a dying of old hopes"

(... is a kind of end ) final or latest limiting point

Definition 15: bring to an end or halt - [verb of change]

Samples where end or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 WW I

Synonyms for end in the sense of this definition

(end is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of end ) extinguish by crushing

"stub out your cigar"

(... is a kind of end ) make final; put the last touches on; put into final form

"let's finalize the proposal"

(... is a kind of end ) come or bring to a finish or an end

"He finished the dishes" "She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree" "The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours"

(... is a kind of end ) terminate debate by calling for a vote

"debate was closured" "cloture the discussion"

(... is a kind of end ) bring to an end; settle conclusively

"The case was decided" "The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff" "The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance"

(... is a kind of end ) bring to a close

"The committee concluded the meeting"

(... is a kind of end ) complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement

"We closed on the house on Friday" "They closed the deal on the building"

(... is a kind of end ) terminate gradually

(... is a kind of end ) finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.)

"The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board"

(... is a kind of end ) terminate

"She interrupted her pregnancy" "break a lucky streak" "break the cycle of poverty"

(... is a kind of end ) prevent completion

"stop the project" "break off the negotiations"

(... is a kind of end ) terminate

"We closed out our account"

(... is a kind of end ) cause to finish a relationship with somebody

"That finished me with Mary"

(... is a kind of end ) terminate before completion

"abort the mission" "abort the process running on my computer"

(... is a kind of end ) bring to a head or to the highest point

"Seurat culminated pointillism"

(... is a kind of end ) put an end to

"lift a ban" "raise a siege"

(... is a kind of end ) terminate

"The NSF axed the research program and stopped funding it"

(... is a kind of end ) end or extinguish by forceful means

"Stamp out poverty!"

(... is a kind of end ) come to an end

"Their marriage dissolved" "The tobacco monopoly broke up"

(... is a kind of end ) bring the association of to an end or cause to break up

"The decree officially dissolved the marriage" "the judge dissolved the tobacco company"

(end causes ...) 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 ends in a pianissimo"

Definition 16: put an end to - [verb of creation]

Samples where end or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived

(end is a kind of ...) do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of

"The fire destroyed the house"

Definition 17: have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical - [verb of stative]

Samples where end or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 ends in a pianissimo

Synonyms for end in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of end ) go out of existence

"She hoped that the problem would eventually pass away"

(... is a kind of end ) come to or be at an end

"the support from our sponsoring agency will discontinue after March 31"

(... is a kind of end ) result or end

"How will the game turn out?"

(... is a kind of end ) come to a close

"The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin"

(... is a kind of end ) become invisible or unnoticeable

"The effect vanished when day broke"

(... is a kind of end ) to be spent or finished

"The money had gone after a few days" "Gas is running low at the gas stations in the Midwest"

(... is a kind of end ) become used up; be exhausted

"Our supplies finally ran out"

(... is a kind of end ) end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage

"The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace"

(... is a kind of end ) cease to exist

"An entire civilization vanished"

(... is a kind of end ) close at the end of a session

"The court adjourned"

(... is a kind of end ) become extinguished

"The lights suddenly went out and we were in the dark"

(... is a kind of end ) cease operating

"The pump suddenly cut out"

(... is a kind of end ) end, at least for a long time

"The correspondence lapsed"

(... is a kind of end ) come to an end

"The heat wave finally broke yesterday"

Definition 18: be the end of; be the last or concluding part of - [verb of stative]

Samples where end or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This sad scene ended the movie

Synonyms for end in the sense of this definition

(end is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of end ) cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop

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