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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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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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