The extreme or last point or part of any material thing considered lengthwise (the extremity of breadth being side); hence, extremity, in general; the concluding part; termination; close; limit; as, the end of a field, line, pole, road; the end of a year, of a discourse; put an end to pain; -- opposed to beginning, when used of anything having a first part.
Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof.
Eccl. vii. 8.
Point beyond which no procession can be made; conclusion; issue; result, whether successful or otherwise; conclusive event; consequence.
My guilt be on my head, and there an end.
O that a man might know
The end of this day's business ere it come!
Termination of being; death; destruction; extermination; also, cause of death or destruction.
Unblamed through life, lamented in thy end.
Confound your hidden falsehood, and award
Either of you to be the other's end.
I shall see an end of him.
The object aimed at in any effort considered as the close and effect of exertion; ppurpose; intention; aim; as, to labor for private or public ends.
Losing her, the end of living lose.
When every man is his own end, all things will come to a bad end.
That which is left; a remnant; a fragment; a scrap; as, odds and ends.
I clothe my naked villainy
With old odd ends stolen out of holy writ,
And seem a saint, when most I play the devil.
(Carpet Manuf.)One of the yarns of the worsted warp in a Brussels carpet.
End transitive verb
imperfect & past participleEnded; present participle & verbal nounEnding
To bring to an end or conclusion; to finish; to close; to terminate; as, to end a speech. "I shall end this strife."
On the seventh day God ended his work.
Gen. ii. 2.
To form or be at the end of; as, the letter k ends the word back.
To destroy; to put to death. "This sword hath ended him."
End intransitive verb
To come to the ultimate point; to be finished; to come to a close; to cease; to terminate; as, a voyage ends; life ends; winter ends.