Definition of ENDS

noun : ENDS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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"; "the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix" ;

  • 2. (

    ) the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the year"; "the ending of warranty period" ;

  • 3. (

    ) the final stage or concluding parts of an event or occurrence; "the end was exciting"; "I had to miss the last of the movie" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 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"; "both ends wrote at the same time" ;

  • 11. (

    ) the part you are expected to play; "he held up his end" ;

  • 14. (

    ) (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage; "no one wanted to play end" ;

verb : ENDS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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 WW I" ;

  • 3. (

    ) be the end of; be the last or concluding part of; "This sad scene ended the movie" ;

  • 4. (

    ) put an end to; "The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived" ;


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