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end

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242 in 222 verses (in OT : 204 in 185 verses) (in NT : 38 in 37 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

endn. [OE. & AS. ende; akin to OS. endi, D. einde, eind, OHG. enti, G. ende, Icel. endir, endi, Sw. ände, Dan. ende, Goth. andeis, Skr. anta. Ante-, Anti-, Answer.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Point beyond which no procession can be made; conclusion; issue; result, whether successful or otherwise; conclusive event; consequence.  [1913 Webster]
    "My guilt be on my head, and there an end."  [1913 Webster]
    "O that a man might know
    The end of this day's business ere it come!
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Termination of being; death; destruction; extermination; also, cause of death or destruction.  [1913 Webster]
    "Unblamed through life, lamented in thy end."  [1913 Webster]
    "Confound your hidden falsehood, and award
    Either of you to be the other's end.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "I shall see an end of him."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Losing her, the end of living lose."  [1913 Webster]
    "When every man is his own end, all things will come to a bad end."  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which is left; a remnant; a fragment; a scrap; as, odds and ends.  [1913 Webster]
    "I clothe my naked villainy
    With old odd ends stolen out of holy writ,
    And seem a saint, when most I play the devil.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  One of the yarns of the worsted warp in a Brussels carpet.  [1913 Webster]
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.
endv. t. 
  •  To bring to an end or conclusion; to finish; to close; to terminate; as, to end a speech.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    "On the seventh day God ended his work."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To form or be at the end of; as, the letter k ends the word back.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To destroy; to put to death.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
To end up, to lift or tilt, so as to set on end; as, to end up a hogshead.
endv. 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.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

end, n. & v.
--n.
1 a the extreme limit; the point beyond which a thing does not continue. b an extremity of a line, or of the greatest dimension of an object. c the furthest point (to the ends of the earth).
2 the surface bounding a thing at either extremity; an extreme part (a strip of wood with a nail in one end).
3 a conclusion, finish (no end to his misery). b the latter or final part. c death, destruction, downfall (met an untimely end). d result, outcome. e an ultimate state or condition.
4 a a thing one seeks to attain; a purpose (will do anything to achieve his ends; to what end?). b the object for which a thing exists.
5 a remnant; a piece left over (cigarette-end).
6 (prec. by the) colloq. the limit of endurability.
7 the half of a sports pitch or court occupied by one team or player.
8 the part or share with which a person is concerned (no problem at my end).
9 Bowls a unit of play in which play is from one side of the green towards the other.
10 US Football a player at the extremity of a line or team.
--v.
1 tr. & intr. bring or come to an end.
2 tr. put an end to; destroy.
3 intr. (foll. by in) have as its result (will end in tears).
4 intr. (foll. by by) do or achieve eventually (ended by marrying an heiress).

Idiom
all ends up completely. at an end exhausted or completed. at the end of one's tether see TETHER. come to a bad (or sticky) end meet with ruin or disgrace. come to an end
1 be completed or finished.
2 become exhausted. end-around n. US Football an offensive play in which an end carries the ball round the opposite end.
--adj. Computing involving the transfer of a digit from one end of a register to the other. end-game the final stage of a game (esp. chess), when few pieces remain. end it all (or end it) colloq. commit suicide. end of the road the point at which a hope or endeavour has to be abandoned. end of the world the cessation of mortal life. end on with the end facing one, or with the end adjoining the end of the next object. end-play Bridge a method of play in the last few tricks to force an opponent to make a disadvantageous lead. end-point the final stage of a process, esp. the point at which an effect is observed in titration, dilution, etc. end-product the final product of manufacture, radioactive decay, etc. end result final outcome. end run US 1 Football an attempt by the ball-carrier to run round his or her own end.
2 an evasive tactic esp. in war or politics. end standard a standard of length in the form of a metal bar or block with the end faces the standard distance apart. end-stopped (of verse) having a pause at the end of each line. end to end with the end of each of a series adjoining the end of the next. end up reach a specified state, action, or place eventually (ended up a drunkard; ended up making a fortune). end-user the person, customer, etc., who is the ultimate user of a product. in the end finally; after all. keep one's end up do one's part despite difficulties. make an end of put a stop to. make ends (or both ends) meet live within one's income. no end colloq. to a great extent, very much. no end of colloq. much or many of.
on end
1 upright (hair stood on end).
2 continuously (for three weeks on end).
put an end to
1 stop (an activity etc.).
2 abolish, destroy.
Derivative
ender n.
Etymology
OE ende, endian, f. Gmc

DEVIL DICTIONARY

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

THESAURUS

end

Friday, Friday the thirteenth, abandon, abort, accomplishment, acme, afterglow, afterimage, aim, all, allotment, allowance, amateur athlete, annihilate, annihilation, answer, apogee, appointed lot, archer, arrest, astral influences, astrology, athlete, attend, balance, ballplayer, bane, baseballer, baseman, batter, battery, be done for, be no more, become of, belay, bell, bereave of life, big end, bigger half, biological death, bit, bite, bitter end, blocking back, book of fate, border line, borderline, bound, boundary, boundary condition, boundary line, bourn, bowman, break boundary, breakoff point, budget, butt, butt end, button up, by-end, by-purpose, cancel, candle ends, cap, carry away, carry off, carry to completion, catastrophe, catcher, cease, ceiling, center, cessation, cessation of life, chaff, check, checkmate, chip, chloroform, chunk, circumscription, clean up, clearing up, climax, clinical death, clip, clipping, close, close out, close up, closing, closure, coach, coda, collop, come about, come of, come out, come to naught, come to nothing, commission, compass, competitor, complete, completing, completion, conclude, conclusion, confine, confines, conk out, constellation, consummation, contingent, cracking, cricketer, crossing the bar, crown, crumb, culminate, culmination, cup, curtains, cut, cut down, cut it out, cut off, cut short, cutoff, cutoff point, cutting, dead stop, deadline, deadlock, deal, death, death knell, deathblow, debris, debt of nature, decease, decipherment, decoding, defensive lineman, delimitation, demise, denouement, departure, deprive of life, desist, desistance, destination, destiny, destroy, desuetude, determinant, determination, determine, detritus, develop, die, dies funestis, disappear, discontinuance, discontinuation, discontinue, disentanglement, dispatch, dispose of, dissolution, dividend, division line, do away with, do for, do to death, dole, dollop, doom, drop it, dying, ebb of life, end in view, end of life, end result, endgame, ending, ensue, equal share, eternal rest, eventuate, execute, exit, expiration, expire, explanation, exterminate, extinction, extinguishment, extreme, extremity, fade away, fag end, fall out, fare, fatality, fate, filings, final cause, final result, final summons, final whistle, finale, finality, finalize, finding, finding-out, finger of death, finis, finish, finish off, finish up, finishing, floor, follow, footballer, foredoom, fortune, fossil, fragment, frontier, full development, full stop, future, game, games-player, gamester, get done, get it over, get rid of, get through, get through with, give over, go, goal, gob, gobbet, going, going off, grave, grinding halt, guard, gun, half, halt, halver, hand of death, have done with, hedge, helping, high-water mark, highest degree, hold, holdover, hunk, husks, ides of March, immolate, inevitability, infielder, interest, interface, interpretation, issue, jaws of death, jock, jumper, kill, kismet, knell, knock it off, last act, last debt, last muster, last rest, last roundup, last sleep, launch into eternity, lay off, leave off, leaving, leaving life, leavings, leftovers, limen, limit, limitation, limiting factor, line, line of demarcation, lineman, liquidate, lockout, loss of life, lot, low-water mark, lower limit, lump, lynch, make away with, making an end, march, mark, martyr, martyrize, maturation, maturity, maximum, measure, meed, mess, mete, modicum, moiety, moira, mop up, morsel, ne plus ultra, nip, nth degree, object, object in mind, objective, odds and ends, offensive lineman, offscourings, orts, outcome, outfield, outfielder, pan out, paring, parings, part, particle, parting, pass, pass away, passing, passing away, passing over, payoff, peak, peg out, percentage, perfect, perfection, period, perish, perishing, perorate, piece, pinnacle, planets, player, poison, poloist, portion, prey, professional athlete, proportion, prove, prove to be, pugilist, purge, pursuit, put away, put down, put paid to, put to death, put to sleep, quantum, quarry, quarterback, quietus, quintain, quit, quota, racer, rags, rake-off, rasher, ration, reason, reason for being, refrain, refuse, release, relics, relinquish, remainder, remains, remnant, remove from life, renounce, residue, residuum, resolution, resolve, resolving, rest, result, reward, riddling, ripeness, roach, round out, rounding off, rounding out, rubbish, ruins, rump, run out, sacrifice, sawdust, scoop, scourings, scrap, scraps, scratch, scrub, segment, sentence of death, shades of death, shadow, shadow of death, shard, share, shaving, shavings, shiver, shred, sit-down strike, skater, slaughter, slay, sleep, slice, sliver, small share, smithereen, snack, snatch, snip, snippet, solution, solving, somatic death, sorting out, splinter, sport, sportsman, stake, stalemate, stand, standoff, standstill, stars, start, starting line, starting point, starve, stay, stitch, stock, stop, stoppage, straw, strike, stubble, stump, succumb, summit, summons of death, survival, sweepings, tackle, tailback, take life, take off, target, target date, tatter, teleology, term, terminal, terminal date, terminate, termination, terminus, the whole, threshold, time allotment, tip, to, top, top off, top out, topping off, toxophilite, trace, turn out, ultimate, ultimate aim, unfold, unlucky day, unraveling, unriddling, unscrambling, unspinning, untangling, untwisting, unweaving, upper limit, upshot, utmost, utmost extent, uttermost, vanish, vestige, walkout, waste, weird, wheel of fortune, will of Heaven, wind up, windup, wingback, work out, work stoppage, working, working-out, wrap up, wrestler

ROGET THESAURUS

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Intention

N intent, intention, intentionality, purpose, quo animo, project, undertaking, predetermination, design, ambition, contemplation, mind, animus, view, purview, proposal, study, look out, final cause, raison d'etre, cui bono, object, aim, end, the be all and the end all, drift, tendency, destination, mark, point, butt, goal, target, bull's-eye, quintain, prey, quarry, game, decision, determination, resolve, fixed set purpose, settled purpose, ultimatum, resolution, wish, arriere pensee, motive, teleology, intended, intentional, advised, express, determinate, prepense, bound for, intending, minded, bent upon, at stake, on the anvil, on the tapis, in view, in prospect, in the breast of, in petto, teleological, intentionally, advisedly, wittingly, knowingly, designedly, purposely, on purpose, by design, studiously, pointedly, with intent, deliberately, with one's eyes open, in cold blood, for, with a view, with an eye to, in order to, in order that, to the end that, with the intent that, for the purpose of, with the view of, in contemplation of, on account of, in pursuance of, pursuant to, quo animo, to all intents and purposes, The road to hell is paved with good intentions, sublimi feriam sidera vertice.

End

N end, close, termination, desinence, conclusion, finis, finale, period, term, terminus, endpoint, last, omega, extreme, extremity, gable end, butt end, fag-end, tip, nib, point, tail, verge, tag, peroration, bonne bouche, bottom dollar, tail end, rear guard, consummation, denouement, finish, fate, doom, doomsday, crack of doom, day of Judgment, dies irae, fall of the curtain, goal, destination, limit, determination, expiration, expiry, extinction, extermination, death, end of all things, finality, eschatology, break up, commencement de la fin, last stage, turning point, coup de grace, deathblow, knock-out-blow, sockdolager, ending, final, terminal, definitive, crowning, last, ultimate, hindermost, rear, caudal, vergent, conterminate, conterminous, conterminable, ended, at an end, settled, decided, over, played out, set at rest, conclusive, penultimate, last but one, last but two, unbegun, uncommenced, fresh, finally, in fine, at the last, once for all, as high as Heaven and as deep as hell, deficit omne quod nascitur, en toute chose il faut considerer la fin, finem respice, ultimus Romanorum.

VB end, close, finish, terminate, conclude, be all over, expire, die, come-, draw-to-a-close, have run its course, run out, pass away, bring to an end, put an end to, make an end of, determine, get through, achieve, stop, shut up shop, hang up one's fiddle.

Cessation

N cessation, discontinuance, desistance, desinence, intermission, remission, suspense, suspension, interruption, stop, stopping, closure, stoppage, halt, arrival, pause, rest, lull, respite, truce, drop, interregnum, abeyance, cloture, dead stop, dead stand, dead lock, finis, cerrado, blowout, burnout, meltdown, disintegration, comma, colon, semicolon, period, full stop, end, death, I pause for a reply.

Effect

N effect, consequence, aftergrowth, aftercome, derivative, derivation, result, resultant, resultance, upshot, issue, denouement, end, development, outgrowth, fruit, crop, harvest, product, bud, production, produce, work, handiwork, fabric, performance, creature, creation, offspring, offshoot, firstfruits, firstlings, heredity, telegony, premices premises, owing to, resulting from, derivable from, due to, caused by, dependent upon, derived from, evolved from, derivative, hereditary, telegonous, of course, it follows that, naturally, consequently, as a consequence, in consequence, through, all along of, necessarily, eventually, cela va sans dire, thereby hangs a tale.

Summit

N summit, summity, top, peak, vertex, apex, zenith, pinnacle, acme, culmination, meridian, utmost height, ne plus utra, height, pitch, maximum, climax, culminating point, crowning point, turning point, turn of the tide, fountain head, water shed, water parting, sky, pole, tip, tip top, crest, crow's nest, cap, truck, nib, end, crown, brow, head, nob, noddle, pate, capsheaf, high places, heights, topgallant mast, sky scraper, quarter deck, hurricane deck, architrave, frieze, cornice, coping stone, zoophorus, capital, epistyle, sconce, pediment, entablature, tympanum, ceiling, attic, loft, garret, house top, upper story, summit conference, summit, peak of achievement, peak of performance, peaks and troughs, peaks and valleys (in graphs), highest &c (high), top, top most, upper most, tiptop, culminating, meridian, meridional, capital, head, polar, supreme, supernal, topgallant, atop, at the top of the tree, en flute, fleur deau.


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