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[n] a position on the line of scrimmage; "no one wanted to play end"
[n] the part you are expected to play; "he held up his end"
[n] a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold
[n] a final part or section; "we 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"
[n] the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it; "the ends justify the means"
[n] the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..."
[n] the concluding parts of an event or occurrence; "the end was exciting"; "I had to miss the last of the movie"
[n] a boundary marking the extremities of something; "the end of town"
[n] either extremity of something that has length; "the end of the pier"; "she knotted the end of the thread"; "they rode to the end of the line"
[n] the surface at either extremity of a three-dimensional object; "one end of the box was marked `This side up'"
[n] one of two places from which people are communicating to each other; "the phone rang at the other end"; "both ends wrote at the same time"
[n] (football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage; "the end managed to hold onto the pass"
[n] a final state; "he came to a bad end"; "the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end"
[n] the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the year"; "the ending of warranty period"
[v] bring to an end or halt; "She 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 WWI"
[v] put an end to; "The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived"
[v] have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the 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"
[v] be the end of; be the last of concluding part of; "This sad scene ended the movie"


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\End\, 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. ????. Cf. {Ante-}, {Anti-}, {Answer}.]
1. 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.
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2. 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. --Shak. O that a man might know The end of this day's business ere it come! --Shak.
3. Termination of being; death; destruction; extermination; also, cause of death or destruction. Unblamed through life, lamented in thy end. --Pope. Confound your hidden falsehood, and award Either of you to be the other's end. --Shak. I shall see an end of him. --Shak.
4. 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. --Dryden. When every man is his own end, all things will come to a bad end. --Coleridge.
5. 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. --Shak.
6. (Carpet Manuf.) One of the yarns of the worsted warp in a Brussels carpet. {An end}. (a) On end; upright; erect; endways. --Spenser (b) To the end; continuously. [Obs.] --Richardson. {End bulb} (Anat.), one of the bulblike bodies in which some sensory nerve fibers end in certain parts of the skin and mucous membranes; -- also called end corpuscles. {End fly}, a bobfly. {End for end}, one end for the other; in reversed order. {End man}, the last man in a row; one of the two men at the extremities of a line of minstrels. {End on} (Naut.), bow foremost. {End organ} (Anat.), the structure in which a nerve fiber ends, either peripherally or centrally. {End plate} (Anat.), one of the flat expansions in which motor nerve fibers terminate on muscular fibers. {End play} (Mach.), movement endwise, or room for such movement. {End stone} (Horol.), one of the two plates of a jewel in a timepiece; the part that limits the pivot's end play. {Ends of the earth}, the remotest regions of the earth. {In the end}, finally. --Shak. {On end}, upright; erect. {To the end}, in order. --Bacon. {To make both ends meet}, to live within one's income. --Fuller. {To put an end to}, to destroy.
\End\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ending}.]
1. To bring to an end or conclusion; to finish; to close; to terminate; as, to end a speech. ``I shall end this strife.'' --Shak. On the seventh day God ended his work. --Gen. ii.

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2. To form or be at the end of; as, the letter k ends the word back.
3. To destroy; to put to death. ``This sword hath ended him.'' --Shak. {To end up}, to lift or tilt, so as to set on end; as, to end up a hogshead.
\End\, v. i. 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.

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