end

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 time or space or magnitude).
End is not only the ordinary but also the most inclusive of these terms, and it may be used of almost any final limit and in such varied applications as time
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the end of a period

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at the end of his life

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or space
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the end of the road

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or movement or action
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the end of his journey

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or magnitude
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there is no end to his energy

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or range of possibility
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his statement put an end to speculation

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Termination and ending apply especially to the end in time or, less often, in space of something that is brought to a close typically as having a set term or bounds or predetermined limits or as being complete, finished, or futile
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the termination of a lease

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the termination of the period agreed upon

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the termination of a search

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a fair beginning but a bad ending

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the maiden sang as if her song could have no endingWordsworth

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Terminus applies to the end (often in clear opposition to starting point) to which a person or a thing moves or progresses. The term usually suggests spatial relations and often indicates a definite point or place
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the terminus of his tour

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New York is the terminus of several important railroads

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an airway terminus

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the object is the starting point, not the terminus, of an act of perception— Jeans

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Analogous words: closing or close, concluding or conclusion, finishing or finish, completion (see corresponding verbs at CLOSE): culmination, climax (see SUMMIT): term, bound, *limit
Antonyms: beginning
Contrasted words: inception, *origin, source, root
3 objective, goal, aim, object, *intention, intent, purpose, design
Analogous words: destiny, *fate, lot, doom, portion: *function, office, duty
end vb *close, conclude, terminate, finish, complete
Antonyms: begin
Contrasted words: commence, start, initiate, inaugurate (see BEGIN): originate, derive, arise, rise, *spring

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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

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