end

noun
1》 the final part of something.
    ↘the stopping of a state or situation: they called for an end to violence.
    ↘a person's death or downfall.
2》 the furthest or most extreme part of something.
    ↘either of two places linked by a telephone call, letter, or journey.
    ↘a part or share of an activity: your end of the deal.
    ↘the part of a sports field or court defended by one team or player.
3》 a small piece that is left after use: a cigarette end.
4》 a goal or desired result.
5》 Bowls & Curling a session of play in one particular direction across the playing area.
6》 American Football a lineman positioned nearest the sideline.
verb come or bring to an end; stop or finish.
Phrases
at the end of the day Brit. informal when everything is taken into consideration.
be the end informal be the limit of what one can tolerate.
end it all commit suicide.
the end of the road (or line) the point beyond which progress or survival cannot continue.
be at the end of one's tether (or N. Amer. rope) have no patience or energy left.
end on situated on or viewed from the end.
end to end in a row with the ends touching or close together.
get (or have) one's end away Brit. vulgar slang have sex.
in the end eventually.
keep (or hold) one's end up Brit. informal perform well in a challenging situation.
make (both) ends meet earn just enough money to live on.
never (or not) hear the end of be continually reminded of.
no end informal very much.
no end of informal a vast number or amount of.
on end
1》 without stopping.
2》 upright.
the sharp end informal the most challenging and risky part of an activity.
a —— to end all ——s informal the most impressive or successful of its kind: a party to end all parties.
Derivatives
endmost adjective
Origin
OE ende (n.), endian (v.), of Gmc origin.

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