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 (antíos, “opposite”), Sanskrit अन्त्य (antya, “last”)), from *h₂entíos (“front, forehead”). 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.
end (plural ends)
- The terminal point of something in space or time.
- (by extension) The cessation of an effort, activity, state, or motion.
- (by extension) Death.
- The most extreme point of an object, especially one that is longer than it is wide.
- A purpose, goal, or aim.
- (cricket) One of the two parts of the ground used as a descriptive name for half of the ground.
- (American football) The position at the end of either the offensive or defensive line, a tight end, a split end, a defensive end.
- (curling) A period of play in which each team throws eight rocks, two per player, in alternating fashion.
- (mathematics) 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.
end (third-person singular simple present ends, present participle ending, simple past and past participle ended)
- (intransitive, ergative) to come to an end
- (transitive) To finish, terminate.
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