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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  End  \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. 
  8. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  End  \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 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  End  \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  2. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Endo-  \En"do-\,  End-  \End-\  [Gr.  'e`ndon  within,  fr  ?  in  See 
  {In}.] 
  A  combining  form  signifying  within;  as  endocarp,  endogen, 
  endocuneiform,  endaspidean. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  end 
  n  1:  either  extremity  of  something  that  has  length:  "the  end  of 
  the  pier";  "she  knotted  the  end  of  the  thread";  "they 
  had  reached  the  end  of  the  road" 
  2:  the  point  in  time  at  which  something  ends  "the  end  of  the 
  year";  "the  ending  of  warranty  period"  [syn:  {ending}] 
  [ant:  {beginning},  {middle}] 
  3:  the  concluding  part  of  an  event  or  occurrence:  "the  end  was 
  exciting";  "I  had  to  miss  the  last  of  the  movie"  [syn:  {last}] 
  4:  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"  [syn:  {goal}] 
  5:  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"  [ant:  {beginning}, 
  {middle}] 
  6:  a  final  state;  "he  came  to  a  bad  end";  "the  so-called 
  glorious  experiment  came  to  an  inglorious  end"  [syn:  {destruction}, 
  {death}] 
  7:  the  surface  at  either  extremity  of  a  three-dimensional 
  object:  "one  end  of  the  box  was  marked  `This  side  up'" 
  8:  (football)  the  person  who  plays  at  one  end  of  the  line  of 
  scrimmage;  "the  end  managed  to  hold  onto  the  pass" 
  9:  a  boundary  marking  the  extremities  of  something:  "the  end  of 
  town" 
  10:  one  of  two  places  from  which  people  are  communicating  to 
  each  other  "the  phone  rang  at  the  other  end"  or  "both 
  ends  wrote  at  the  same  time" 
  11:  the  part  you  are  expected  to  play;  "he  held  up  his  end" 
  12:  the  last  section  of  a  communication;  "in  conclusion  I  want 
  to  say..."  [syn:  {conclusion},  {close},  {closing},  {ending}] 
  13:  a  piece  of  cloth  that  is  left  over  after  the  rest  has  been 
  used  or  sold  [syn:  {remainder},  {remnant},  {scrap},  {oddment}] 
  14:  a  position  on  the  line  of  scrimmage;  "no  one  wanted  to  play 
  end" 
  v  1:  have  an  end  in  a  temporal,  spatial,  or  quantitative  sense: 
  "My  property  ends  by  the  bushes";  "The  symphony  ends  in 
  a  pianissimo"  [syn:  {finish},  {terminate},  {cease}] 
  [ant:  {begin}] 
  2:  bring  to  an  end  "She  ended  their  friendship  when  she  found 
  out  that  he  had  once  been  convicted  of  a  crime"  [syn:  {terminate}] 
  [ant:  {begin}] 
  3:  be  the  end  of  be  the  last  of  concluding  part  of  "This  sad 
  scene  ended  the  movie" 
  4:  put  an  end  to  "The  terrible  news  destroyed  our  hopes  that 
  he  had  survived" 
  5:  bring  to  a  conclusion  or  cause  to  come  to  an  end  "We 
  terminated  our  relation  with  the  company";  "It  is  unclear 
  whether  the  bombing  of  Hiroshima  ended  the  war";  "Cease 
  doing  what  you  are  doing!"  [syn:  {terminate},  {cease}] 
  [ant:  {begin}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  End 
  in  Heb.  13:7,  is  the  rendering  of  the  unusual  Greek  word 
  _ekbasin_,  meaning  "outcome",  i.e.,  death.  It  occurs  only 
  elsewhere  in  1  Cor.  10:13,  where  it  is  rendered  "escape." 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  END  n.  The  position  farthest  removed  on  either  hand  from  the 
  Interlocutor. 
 
  The  man  was  perishing  apace 
  Who  played  the  tambourine; 
  The  seal  of  death  was  on  his  face  -- 
  'Twas  pallid,  for  'twas  clean. 
 
  "This  is  the  end,"  the  sick  man  said 
  In  faint  and  failing  tones. 
  A  moment  later  he  was  dead, 
  And  Tambourine  was  Bones. 
  Tinley  Roquot 
 
 




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