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English noun: end

1. end (location) either extremity of something that has length


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsterminal


Broader (hypernym)extremity


Narrower (hyponym)bitter end, bitthead, destination, end point, endpoint, finish, goal, heel, heel, magnetic pole, nerve end, nerve ending, point, pole, railhead, telomere, termination, terminus, terminus, tip, yardarm

2. end (time) the point in time at which something ends


SamplesThe end of the year.
The ending of warranty period.


Synonymsending


Broader (hypernym)point, point in time


Narrower (hyponym)cease, close, conclusion, death, death, demise, dying, expiration, expiry, fag end, finale, finis, finish, last, last, last gasp, limit, period, stopping point, tail, tail end, terminal point, termination, terminus ad quem, year-end


Antonymscommencement, get-go, offset, outset, showtime, starting time, beginning, kickoff, start, first, middle

3. end (event) the concluding parts of an event or occurrence


SamplesThe end was exciting.
I had to miss the last of the movie.


Synonymsfinal stage, last


Broader (hypernym)conclusion, ending, finish


Narrower (hyponym)end game, end game, endgame, endgame, homestretch, passing

4. end (cognition) the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it


SamplesThe ends justify the means.


Synonymsgoal


Broader (hypernym)cognitive content, content, mental object


Narrower (hyponym)aim, aim, bourn, bourne, design, destination, end-all, intent, intention, intention, no-goal, object, objective, purpose, target, terminus


Part meronymplan of action

5. end (cognition) a final part or section


SamplesWe 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.


Broader (hypernym)division, part, section


Antonymsmiddle, beginning

6. end (state) a final state


SamplesHe came to a bad end.
The so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end.


Synonymsdeath, destruction


Broader (hypernym)state

7. end (location) the surface at either extremity of a three-dimensional object


SamplesOne end of the box was marked `This side up'.


Broader (hypernym)surface

8. end (person) (football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage


SamplesThe end managed to hold onto the pass.


Broader (hypernym)lineman


Narrower (hyponym)split end, tight end


Domain categoryfootball, football game

9. end (location) a boundary marking the extremities of something


SamplesThe end of town.


Broader (hypernym)bound, boundary, bounds

10. end (location) one of two places from which people are communicating to each other


SamplesThe phone rang at the other end.
Both ends wrote at the same time.


Broader (hypernym)place, spot, topographic point

11. end (act) the part you are expected to play


SamplesHe held up his end.


Broader (hypernym)contribution, part, share

12. end (communication) the last section of a communication


SamplesIn conclusion I want to say....


Synonymsclose, closing, conclusion, ending


Broader (hypernym)section, subdivision


Narrower (hyponym)anticlimax, bathos, coda, epilog, epilog, epilogue, epilogue, finale, peroration


Part meronymaddress, narration, recital, speech, yarn

13. end (artifact) a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold


Synonymsoddment, remainder, remnant


Broader (hypernym)piece of cloth, piece of material


Narrower (hyponym)fag end

14. end (act) (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage


SamplesNo one wanted to play end.


Broader (hypernym)lineman


Member meronymeleven, football team


English verb: end

1. end (stative) have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymscease, finish, stop, terminate


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Narrower (hyponym)adjourn, break, break up, climax, close, come out, conclude, culminate, cut out, disappear, disappear, discontinue, go, go away, go out, lapse, pass away, recess, run low, run out, run short, turn out, vanish, vanish


Antonymsbegin, start

2. end (change) bring to an end or halt


SamplesShe 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.


ExamplesThey end moving


Synonymsterminate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)abort, adjudicate, ax, axe, break, break, break off, break up, break up, close, close, close out, closure, cloture, complete, conclude, crush out, culminate, decide, discontinue, dissolve, dissolve, extinguish, finalise, finalize, finish, finish, interrupt, kill, lift, nail down, phase out, press out, raise, resolve, settle, settle, stamp out, stop, stub out


Causecease, end, finish, stop, terminate


Antonymsbegin, commence, set out, start, start out, commence, lead off, start, begin, set about, get down, get

3. end (stative) be the end of; be the last or concluding part of


SamplesThis sad scene ended the movie.


Synonymsterminate


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)close

4. end (creation) put an end to


SamplesThe terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)destroy, destruct









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