end [n1] extreme, limit borderline, bound, boundary, butt end, confine, cusp, deadline, edge, extent, extremity, foot, head, heel, limitation, neb, nib, point, prong, spire, stub, stump, tail, tail end, term, terminal, termination, terminus, tip, top, ultimate; concept 745 —Ant. beginning, cause, foundation, origin end [n2] completion, stop accomplishment, achievement, adjournment, attainment, bottom line*, cease, cessation, close, closing, closure, conclusion, consequence, consummation, culmination, curtain, denouement, desistance, desuetude, determination, discontinuance, execution, expiration, expiry, finale, finis, finish, fulfillment, issue, last word*, omega, outcome, payoff, perfection, realization, resolution, result, retirement, sign-off*, target, termination, terminus, upshot*, windup, wrap-up*; concepts 119,230,832 —Ant. beginning, commencement, opening, start  end [n3] intention, aim aspiration, design, drift, goal, intent, mark, object, objective, point, purpose, reason, where one’s heading*; concept 659 —Ant. means end [n4] leftover part bit, butt end, dregs, fragment, leaving, lees, particle, piece, portion, remainder, remnant, residue, scrap, share, side, stub, tag end; concept 835 end [n5] death, destruction annihilation, demise, dissolution, doom, expiration, extermination, extinction, finish, passing, ruin, ruination; concept 304 —Ant. birth, construction, creation end [v1] bring to an end abolish, abort, accomplish, achieve, break off, break up, call it a day*, call off*, cease, close, close out, complete, conclude, consummate, crown, culminate, cut short, delay, determine, discontinue, dispose of, dissolve, drop, expire, finish, get done, give up, halt, interrupt, pack it in*, perorate, postpone, pull the plug*, put the lid on*, quit, relinquish, resolve, settle, sew up*, shut down*, stop, switch off*, terminate, top off*, ultimate, wind up*, wrap, wrap up*; concept 234 —Ant. begin, commence, create, start end [v2] die or kill abolish, annihilate, cease, depart, desist, destroy, die, expire, exterminate, extinguish, lapse, put to death, ruin, run out, wane; concepts 252,304 —Ant. bear, create, give birth

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  • End- — End …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • end — [end] noun 1. STATISTICS MARKETING top/​bottom end a figure that is at the top or bottom end of a range is high or low in the range of possible figures that were expected: • The results were at the top end of previous market forecasts. 2.… …   Financial and business terms

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  • End — ([e^]nd), n. [OE. & AS. ende; akin to OS. endi, D. einde, eind, OHG. enti, G. ende, Icel. endir, endi, Sw. [ a]nde, Dan. ende, Goth. andeis, Skr. anta. [root]208. Cf. {Ante }, {Anti }, {Answer}.] 1. The extreme or last point or part of any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • End on — End End ([e^]nd), n. [OE. & AS. ende; akin to OS. endi, D. einde, eind, OHG. enti, G. ende, Icel. endir, endi, Sw. [ a]nde, Dan. ende, Goth. andeis, Skr. anta. [root]208. Cf. {Ante }, {Anti }, {Answer}.] 1. The extreme or last point or part of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • end — ► NOUN 1) the final part of something. 2) the furthest or most extreme part. 3) a termination of a state or situation: they called for an end to violence. 4) a person s death or downfall. 5) a goal or desired result. 6) a part or share of an… …   English terms dictionary

  • end*/*/*/ — [end] noun [C] I 1) the final part of a period of time We re going on holiday at the end of this month.[/ex] They ll make their decision at the very end of the week.[/ex] The work should be completed by the end of the year.[/ex] 2) the time when… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • end — end1 [end] n. [ME & OE ende, akin to Ger ende, Goth andeis < IE * antyos, opposite, lying ahead < * anti , opposite, facing (< base * ants, front, forehead) < OHG endi, forehead, Ger anti, L ante] 1. a limit or limiting part; point of …   English World dictionary

  • end — O.E. ende end, conclusion, boundary, district, species, class, from P.Gmc. *andja (Cf. O.Fris. enda, O.Du. ende, Du. einde, O.N. endir end; O.H.G. enti top, forehead, end, Ger. ende, Goth. andeis end ), originally the opposite side, from P …   Etymology dictionary

  • end — n 1 *limit, bound, term, confine Analogous words: *extreme, extremity 2 End, termination, ending, terminus are comparable when opposed to beginning or starting point and meaning the point or line beyond which a thing does not or cannot go (as in… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms