• The terminal point of something in space or time.
  • The cessation of an effort, activity, state, or motion.
  • Death.
  • The most extreme point of an object, especially one that is longer than it is wide.
  • Result.
  • A purpose, goal, or aim.
  • One of the two parts of the ground used as a descriptive name for half of the ground.
  • The position at the end of either the offensive or defensive line, a tight end, a split end, a defensive end.
  • A period of play in which each team throws eight rocks, two per player, in alternating fashion.
  • An ideal point of a graph or other complex.
  • That which is left; a remnant; a fragment; a scrap.
  • One of the yarns of the worsted warp in a Brussels carpet.
  • Money.



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  • From Middle English ende, from Old English ende, from Proto-Germanic *andijaz (compare Dutch einde, German Ende, Norwegian ende, Swedish ände), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂entíos (compare Old Irish ét ("end, point"), Latin antiae ("forelock"), Albanian anë ("side"), Ancient Greek ἀντίος ("opposite"), Sanskrit अन्त्य ("last")), from *h₂entíos. More at and and anti-.
  • The verb is from Middle English enden, endien, from Old English endian ("to end, to make an end of, complete, finish, abolish, destroy, come to an end, die"), from Proto-Germanic *andijōną ("to finish, end"), denominative from *andijaz.

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