Synonyms of end


1. end, terminal, extremity

usage: 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. end, ending, point, point in time

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

3. end, last, final stage, ending, conclusion, finish

usage: the concluding parts of an event or occurrence; "the end was exciting"; "I had to miss the last of the movie"

4. goal, end, content, cognitive content, mental object

usage: 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. end, part, section, division

usage: 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"

6. end, destruction, death, state

usage: a final state; "he came to a bad end"; "the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end"

7. end, surface

usage: the surface at either extremity of a three-dimensional object; "one end of the box was marked `This side up'"

8. end, lineman

usage: (football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage; "the end managed to hold onto the pass"

9. end, boundary, bound, bounds

usage: a boundary marking the extremities of something; "the end of town"

10. end, topographic point, place, spot

usage: 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. end, contribution, part, share

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

12. conclusion, end, close, closing, ending, section, subdivision

usage: the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..."

13. end, remainder, remnant, oddment, piece of cloth, piece of material

usage: a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold

14. end, lineman

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


1. end, stop, finish, terminate, cease

usage: 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. end, terminate, change, alter, modify

usage: 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. end, terminate, be

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

4. end, destroy, destruct

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

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Definition and meaning of end (Dictionary)